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Grab The Bus To Avoid Bloomsday Parking Hassles

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Spokane Transit is again offering Sunday shuttle service to Bloomsday participants.

All the regular routes will be in service. In addition, STA will pick up runners at four shuttle locations: the Spokane Valley Mall, Ferris High School, Northtown Mall and the Red Barn on the EWU campus in Cheney. Buses headed downtown will pick up passengers at those locations between 6:20 am and 8:30 am and drop them off on First Avenue between Post and Stevens. Riders can catch the buses there for the ride home between 10:30 am and 2 pm.

If you don’t want to carry bus fare on Sunday, Beth Bousley from STA says you can your ticket early.

“If you’ve registered for Bloomsday, you have the option to purchase your pass when you register. So when you pick up your packet at the trade show, you will see that noted on your bib," Bousley said. "If you have not purchased your pass, you can come and visit us at the trade show and we’d be happy to sell you a pass there. It’s $1.75. You get a little sticker to put right on your bib and it’s good for all-day service on Sunday.”

Children five and younger can ride free, limit three kids per adult. Parents can bring their foldable strollers on the bus. You’re encouraged to leave backpacks at home since Bloomsday does not allow them on the course.