Transportation tips for busy weekend in Aspen
ASPEN – It will be a busy weekend in Aspen and throughout the valley with the Food & Wine Classic, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Ride the Rockies and Strawberry Days taking place. Here’s the lowdown on the best ways to get around for the events you plan to attend.• Ride the Rockies, Aspen, today – Ride the Rockies participants camping at the Aspen School District campus may use the free Castle-Maroon bus route to travel to and from downtown Aspen. This bus departs both Rubey Park and Aspen Highlands Village every 20 minutes, starting at the top of the hour. • Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen, today through Saturday – This year’s festival will take place in a new location – the Aspen Music Festival & School’s Benedict Music Tent. There will be no parking available at the Music Tent, and parking in surrounding neighborhoods is very limited. Plan to walk, bike or take a free shuttle. Free concert shuttles will depart Rubey Park every 15 minutes starting at 7:30 nightly (shows start at 8:30). Shuttles will depart the Music Tent continuously after the shows from 10-10:30 p.m. The free Cross Town Shuttle also offers service to the show, departing Rubey Park at 6 minutes and 36 minutes past the hour, and leaving the Music Tent at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.• Food & Wine Classic, Aspen, Friday through Sunday – Food & Wine’s main venue, Wagner Park, is a short walk from the Rubey Park Transit Center, where buses to other event venues and local attractions can be found.• Strawberry Days, Glenwood Springs, Friday through Sunday – The annual Strawberry Days celebration will take place Friday through Sunday, with festivities at Sayre Park as well as a carnival at the Glenwood Springs Mall located on Highways 6 and 24. Parking at the event is very limited, and there will be no parking along Grand Avenue near Sayre Park. Free Ride Glenwood will offer extended hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. during Strawberry Days. Ride Glenwood will also offer extra stops every 30 minutes at Sayre Park and every 30 minutes at the Glenwood Springs Mall. Free Park & Ride locations will be available at the West Glenwood Park & Ride and Two Rivers Park (Traver Trail bus stop), with easy service to Strawberry Days events.For more information on transit routes and schedules, call 925-8484 or visit http://www.rfta.com.
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