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Ride The Rapid to Easter Events Throughout Grand Rapids


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 »

Ride The Rapid to these Valentine’s Day Events

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Why not surprise your sweetheart with a romantic date that you can get to via a cozy and convenient bus? We’ve got the perfect list of things to do around Grand Rapids in the days leading up to and on Valentine’s Day. The best part? You don’t need to drive… Read more »

6 Places to Get Paczki to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Paczki Day, also known as Fat Tuesday, is just around the corner! Fortunately for you, there are several locations throughout The Rapid’s service area where you can get your hands on this tasty polish doughnut. Never heard of this delicious treat? We’ve got the scoop. Paczki — pronounced as “POONCH-key” or “POUNCH-key”–  are doughy, fried, sweetness… Read more »

Small Business Saturday: Get on Board to Shop Locally

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re all for Small Business Saturday. Did you know that 66 percent of every dollar spent at a local business stays locally? While you’re tackling your holiday gift list this season, don’t miss a chance to explore small businesses around West Michigan. In fact, riding the bus can even… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to 2015 Halloween Destinations

Let us be your ride to all of the Halloween fun taking place throughout Grand Rapids! With Halloween landing on a Saturday this year, there’s a number of exciting and spooky events to fill your day. Leave your car at home (especially if you’re planning on celebrating with Halloween drinks) and let us get you… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for August 1 – 7

Kick off August the right way by enjoying all that Grand Rapids has to offer in terms of music, food, and fun. As always, we’ll drive. – August 1 —  Chefs at the Market Start your weekend off on the right note with a freshly prepared meal from chefs at the Downtown Market. Routes nearby: Silver… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for July 25 – 31

Mark your calendars for the following transit-friendly events taking place throughout our service area: – July 25—  Amtrak Train Days All aboard! Visit the Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station for a look into the past, present, and future of train travel. Routes nearby: The Amtrak Station is just steps awau – July 26 — Fulton Street Artisans… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for July 18 – 24

Mark your calendars for the following transit-friendly events taking place throughout our service area: – July 18 —  Dark Side: The Light Show Visit the galaxy from the most comfortable seat in the house at the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s first planetarium production. Routes nearby: 7, 9, 12, 50 – July 19 — Fulton Street… Read more »