September 8, 2021

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is offering free transit service to and from the Great Reno Balloon Race on Friday, September 10, Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12, from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Passengers may park and ride for free when boarding at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center parking lot. RTC RIDE bus service on the RAPID Virginia Line will run every 15 minutes with extended service to Rancho San Rafael Park. Return service to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center parking lot from Rancho San Rafael Park will also be free.

This is a great opportunity to try transit. This service is designed to be a convenient alternative to reduce traffic and avoid finding a parking space at this popular special event.

The last trip leaves Rancho San Rafael Park at 10 a.m.

Passengers who board at other stops along the RAPID Virginia Line route will pay the normal fare.

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