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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.

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

RapidRide System Maps & Schedules

System Map

Borglum silhouette


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

View Borglum Route

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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.

View Coolidge Route

Jefferson silhouette


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

View Jefferson Route

Lincoln silhouette


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

View Lincoln Route

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

View Roosevelt Route

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North and South central Rapid City loops. Major destinations: Rushmore Mall, VA Clinic, Walmart North, The Monument, YMCA.

View Washington Route

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Advertise With Us!

Advertising space on RapidRide & Dial-A-Ride vehicles is available on the rear and sides of the vehicles.

Terms for advertising are as follows:

$60.00 per month for rear advertising panel

$35.00 per month for side advertising panel

Note: annual contract required

Advertisers are responsible for all production costs. Dimensions for advertising panels vary. Ads must be pre-approved by Rapid Transit System for content, design and color(s).

Please call 605-394-6631 for more information.