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Celebrate National Doughnut Day at 5 Sweet Destinations

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While preferences may differ on how to spell the name of this fried-dough confectionery dessert — the doughnut vs. donut debate is alive and well — we can all come together on the fact that there’s much to love about these delicious treats. Fortunately, there’s one day a year where doughnut lovers can come together… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Uccello’s Ristorante

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Do you have big events coming up this summer or fall? We’ve got the perfect deal for you thanks to Uccello’s Ristorante. Known for their delicious food and laid back atmosphere, Uccello’s has several locations throughout West Michigan. Their transit-friendly locations are just a short bus ride away in Grandville, Kentwood and Standale. Offering everything… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Celebrate John Ball Zoo’s 125th Birthday

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We’ve partnered with FOX 17 to bring you budget-friendly and transit-friendly deals throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs. This Thrifty Thursday take a walk on the wild side! We’re featuring John Ball Zoo as a must-visit destination. John Ball Zoo is celebrating its 125th birthday, and we want to get you there to join in on the fun! So… Read more »

Love Free Samples? Ride With us to the Downtown Market on Tuesday

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Who doesn’t love a free sample? It’s the perfect excuse to try something new. In our constant quest to find fun, budget-friendly destinations throughout Grand Rapids, we stumbled upon another delicious reason to head to the Downtown Market on Tuesday evenings until the end of May. Sampling Tuesdays, a chance to sample select products from… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Derby Station

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Sticking to a tight budget can be a challenge when it comes to dining out. On this week’s FOX 17 Thrifty Thursday special, we’re featuring  a restaurant where you can get a great deal on vegetarian-friendly cuisine every Monday, as well as drink specials throughout the rest of the week. Derby Station is located in… Read more »

Take the Silver Line to the Kroc Center

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Have you had the opportunity to visit the Grand Rapids Kroc Center? Located steps away from Division Avenue, you can ride the Silver Line directly to the Kroc Center Station to get to this full-service fitness and community center. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is home to educational, recreational, worship… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

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Get on board The Rapid to connect to fun destinations throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs! We partnered with FOX 17 to bring you budget-friendly deals you can ride the bus to get to. This Thrifty Thursday take a walk on the artsy side! We’re featuring The Grand Rapids Art Museum as a must-visit destination. Located… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Easter Events Throughout Grand Rapids

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The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime pre-dates Christianity. And nothing says Easter quite like a good old-fashioned egg hunt! This weekend let The Rapid get you to a number of family-friendly Easter events throughout the Grand Rapids area. John Ball Park Easter Egg Hunt Don’t miss one of the largest Easter egg hunts… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to These 5 St. Patrick’s Day Events

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day safely. Let The Rapid be your designated driver.

Grand Rapids has a lot in store if you’re hoping to don green clothing and a bit of luck as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year! Travel responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day by letting us be your designated driver. And if you’re out later than we are, don’t forget that there’s always Uber to get you home… Read more »

3 Businesses Near Rapid Bus Stops To Check Out While You Wait

 Winter in Michigan is a truly beautiful time. But it can also make your daily commute a little more challenging. Fortunately for those of you who ride the bus, getting on board means avoiding scraping and de-icing your car, driving on slick roads and beating the general stress of winter travel. So, you’ve planned your… Read more »