Explore: Places to Go

Places to go: Ride Guide for June 6 – 12

While summer may not officially be here just yet, festivals certainly have arrived. This weekend and coming week are jam-packed with events and activities. Enjoy! – June 5 – 7 — Festival of the Arts Finally! Don’t miss West Michigan’s celebration of the arts. Three days of art, food, music, and more. Routes nearby: Located only… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for May 30 – June 5

Mark your calendars for a variety of transit-friendly events taking place throughout Grand Rapids. From soccer to cooking demonstrations, the week ahead has a lot to offer: – May 30 — Grand Rapids Football Club vs. AFC Ann Arbor Grand Rapids Football Club plays its first ever home game as they host AFC Ann Arbor. Routes… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for May 23 – 29

  What do you have planned for Memorial Day weekend and the following week? Here are a few events to check out in the week ahead. Don’t forget that The Rapid will not have service on Monday, May 25 in observance of the holiday. – May 23 — Discovery of King Tut Discover the treasures… Read more »

Places To Go: Ride Guide For May 16 – 22, 2015

We’re halfway through May and there are some great events taking place this weekend and coming week. Cut down on money and the stress of parking by getting on board with us. – May 16 & 17 — Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes The 46th Annual Heritage Hill Tour of Homes features eight restored private homes… Read more »

Places To Go: Ride Guide For May 9 – 15, 2015

With warm weather permanently on the forecast, there’s even more of a reason to ride the bus to events in the Greater Grand Rapids metro area. This summer we will be posting weekly updates to keep you informed about some of the happenings taking place throughout our service area. Here are some events happening this… Read more »

Let Us Be Your Designated Driver This St. Patrick’s Day

Parades, Irish cuisine, live music, whatever you’re seeking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Grand Rapids has it. While the official celebration may land on Tuesday, March 17  this year, it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the festivities. Travel responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day by letting us be your designated driver. And if you’re out later… Read more »

5 Transit-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

Nothing beats getting on board the bus with your sweetie. Forget the old “dinner and flowers” routine this February 14. Are you looking for a few ideas to set your Valentine’s Day apart from the rest? Grab your bus pass and your significant other for these wallet-friendly, public transit accessible date ideas:  1. Who needs dinner… Read more »

The Rapid’s 2014 Ride Guide For The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! The Greater Grand Rapids metro area is getting in the spirit 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’s a few events that offer fun for the whole family: Art &… Read more »

Get On Board To Shop Local On Small Business Saturday

Riding the bus is a great way to discover local businesses throughout the Grand Rapids metro area. And the holiday season is the perfect time to explore what small shops have to offer. This Saturday, November 29, think local and shop small for Small Business Saturday. Let The Rapid be your connection to finding great gifts… Read more »