Youth Ride Free

Rapid City youth must complete the registration form in order to utilize the fixed route Rapid Transit System. Registration can be done online by clicking on the "Register For Your youth ride free pass" below or the form can be printed and submitted by mail or fax to:

Rapid Transit System
333 6th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Fax: 605-394-6608

Infants, toddlers and preschool age youth do not need to register.

If you have questions or require additional assistance, please contact Kendra Magelky, Operations Coordinator, at 394-6631 ext. 2 or

Register For Your Youth Ride Free Pass

Youth Ride Free

Now in its fifth year, the "Youth Ride Free" program continues to provide free transportation for Rapid City's school-aged youth.

Free transportation will provide students better access to schools, libraries, recreation, and social events as well as save money for families and foster appreciation for public transportation among the city's youth. The change has increased school attendance, access to school resources, and participation in school and community activities.

From Monday, August 31st through Saturday, September 5th, parents will be able to join their kids on the bus for free to show them how it works and to ask questions. RapidRide maps, materials and regular ride schedules are easily available online as well. Use the links below to see full stop lists and departure times. If you have questions about the program or Rapid Transit in general, call us at 394-6631 ext. 0 between 7am-6pm Monday-Friday.

*Free Fare for youth does not apply to Terra Sancta School Tripper and Corral Drive / Southwest Middle School Tripper Routes at this time.
*An adult must accompany any children under five years old.

System Map

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Individual Routes

  • Borglum (.pdf)

    Alternating loops along West Main St. and Jackson Blvd. Major destinations: Stevens High School, West Middle School, Oyate Health Center, Canyon Lake Park.

  • Coolidge (.pdf)

    North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Crossing, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School, VA Clinic, Walmart North, Walmart South.

  • Jefferson (.pdf)

    South East and North East Loops. Major destinations: Walmart, Community Health Center, Dept. of Social Services, Pennington County Fairgrounds.

  • Lincoln (.pdf)

    North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, Walmart, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School.

  • Roosevelt (.pdf)

    North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, Post Office, Monument Health by St Thomas More High School, YMCA, Star Village.

  • Washington (.pdf)

    North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, VA Clinic, Walmart, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, YMCA.

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Public Notice of Rights

Non-Discrimination - Your Rights Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color or national origin in the provisions of benefits and services resulting from federally assisted programs and activities. Any person, who believes the City of Rapid City, has violated his /her Title VI protections, should contact the Rapid Transit System at 605-394-6631 or The CITY's Title VI policy, complaint procedures shall be made available upon request by contacting the Rapid Transit System as indicated above .For federal Title VI information please contact the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Region 8 at 720-963-3300. Federal Title VI information, including filing complaints, can also be accessed on the FTA web site at: