Smart Trips has many ways of introducing people of all ages to WTA bus service.
Guided Group Bus Trips
In the spring, summer and fall, Smart Trips staffers lead free guided bus trips, featuring interesting destinations and tasty lunch stops. Our bus trips are advertised at senior centers and residences, but all ages are welcome to participate. The goal is to introduce participants to individual WTA bus routes and explain how those routes connect to the rest of the system.
Want to plan a bus trip for your own group? Smart Trips can create custom guided bus trips for small groups. Contact us or call 756-TRIP for more information or to inquire about our next scheduled trip.
Individual Bus Trips
Would you like one-on-one instruction for a specific trip? Contact us or call 756-TRIP to request a bus buddy trip. A Smart Trips instructor will meet you at a time and place that works for you and ride a WTA bus to a destination of your choosing. We’ll explain the schedule for that route and how it connects to the rest of the system. Bring a bicycle and we’ll show you how to load it onto the rack at the front of the bus.
Smart Trips instructors give engaging presentations with clear and specific examples of how to ride the bus. We encourage safe and independent travel from 12 year olds all the way to Gold Card holders (75+). We welcome invitations to speak to groups large and small. Contact us or call 756-TRIP to invite us to speak to your group.
Bike classes are available, free of charge to individuals, families, and small groups. Classes include Learn to Ride, Confident City Cycling, Getting the Most out of your E-bike, Basic Bike Maintenance, and more. For a full list of details, visit the Smart Trips Bike Class page. Contact us or call 756-TRIP to invite us to speak to your group.
Smart Trips is available for presentations to any type of group interested in learning more about biking for transportation. Presentations include details about how to dress for different types of weather, helpful accessories (lights, bags, etc.), maintenance tips, choosing fun and comfortable routes, and the rules of the road. These presentations are perfect for businesses who encourage biking to work, neighborhood associations, school classes, special events, and more. Contact us or call 756-TRIP to invite us to speak to your group.