Explore: Places to Go

Ride The Rapid to the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

The Rapid by the YMCA

Did you start the new year off with a fitness resolution? If so, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids may be the place for you. Don’t miss our latest FOX 17 Thrifty Thursday deal. Getting started at a new fitness facility can be intimidating. However, the YMCA will partner with you every step of the… Read more »

Places to go: January 2017 Event Guide

Ride The Rapid bus

The start of a new year means a fresh chance to get out and explore. What better way to take in the city than riding the bus to an event. We know what you’re probably thinking. Cold, snowy weather isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite time to venture to the bus stop. But riding the bus can… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Second Dance Consignment Shop

Second Dance GR

Are you in need of a new dress this winter? We know of a place where you can find something that will make you look like a million bucks without breaking the bank. We’ve partnered with FOX 17 to bring you a new local business to check out with a deal we know you’ll love…. Read more »

Ride The Rapid to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Grand Rapids Children's Museum Mosaic

If you’re looking for some indoor fun this month, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is the place to go! Once again, we’ve partnered with FOX17 to bring you an awesome family-friendly deal this holiday season. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is the city’s hub for hands-on learning for kids ages 2-10. Visitors will find exhibits, workshops and… Read more »

Get in the Holiday Spirit with these December Events

Ice Skating in Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle

‘Tis the season to be jolly!  The Greater Grand Rapids metro area is getting in the spirit of the season with a number of events and celebrations throughout The Rapid’s service area. Enjoy all our community has to offer through the holidays by getting on board. Here are a few events that offer fun for the… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to explore Beer City USA

Beer City USA Brewsader

We’ve partnered up with FOX17 for another awesome Thrifty Thursday deal we know we know craft beer fans will love. There’s no shortage of craft beer here in Grand Rapids. So when it’s time to explore all that Beer City USA has to offer, let us do the driving for you. Not sure where to start… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to these November Events

Grand Rapids in fall

The days are growing shorter and the weather colder. But staying inside doesn’t have to mean missing out on fun events and destinations throughout the city. Music, shopping, theater, cocktails — November has it all. As you gear up for the holiday season, make some time for you and your family to appreciate local events…. Read more »

Blandford Nature Center Offers Fun for the Whole Family

Blandford Nature Center

Changing leaves, cool weather, this season is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. There’s no better place to take in nature in Grand Rapids than Blandford Nature Center. Located at 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW in Grand Rapids, Blandford Nature Center sits on more than 140 acres of woodland leased from the City of Grand… Read more »

Grand Rapids Griffins Free Ride Fridays

Grand Rapids Griffins

Hey, hockey fans! The Grand Rapids Griffins kick off their 2016-2017 season tonight. This year, we’re once again offering free rides to Grand Rapids Griffins Friday home games at Van Andel Arena. This Free Ride Friday promotion gets you to and from the game at no cost to you. Just show your game ticket (paper… Read more »

Places to go: Kid-Friendly Halloween Destinations

Halloween Destinations Ride The Rapid

Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins! Have your children picked their costumes yet? Everyone’s favorite spooky holiday is just around the corner. This Halloween, there are so many kid-friendly events to check out throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs. Since riding the bus is an adventure for kids of all ages, we suggest getting on… Read more »