Press Release: Don’t Drive, Arrive! to the Great Reno Balloon Race


The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is offering free transit service to the Great Reno Balloon Race on Friday, September 8, Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Passengers may ride for free when boarding at the RAPID Virginia Line stop in front of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, or returning from Rancho San Rafael Park. RTC RIDE bus service on the RAPID Virginia Line will run approximately every 15 minutes with extended service to Rancho San Rafael Park. ACCESS passengers will have free service to and from the event during the same hours.

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, which is $3 for a day pass or $2 per ride.