How to Ride Training

DART staff provides small group training to help individuals learn to ride the bus in Greater Des Moines. Training will demonstrate how to plan a trip, read maps and schedules, recognize bus stops, pay fares, practice rider safety and more. How to Ride Training sessions are free and open to the public.

How to Ride Training sessions for 2020 are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 15th from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 14th from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 14th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The How to Ride training for March 14 is cancelled out of an abundance of caution. For more on DART's efforts regarding the coronavirus, please visit ridedart.com.
  • Thursday, April 16th from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The How to Ride training for April 16 is cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. To learn more on DART's efforts regarding the coronavirus, please visit ridedart.com.
  • Tuesday, May 12th from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The How to Ride training for May 12 is cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. To learn more on DART's efforts regarding the coronavirus, please visit ridedart.com.
  • Monday, June 15th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The How to Ride training for June 15 is cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. To learn more on DART's efforts regarding the coronavirus, please visit ridedart.com.
  • Thursday, July 17th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The How to Ride training for July 17 is cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. To learn more on DART's efforts regarding the coronavirus, please visit ridedart.com.
  • Wednesday, August 18th from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The How to Ride training for August 18 will be held virtually. 
  • Wednesday, September 22nd from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The How to Ride training for September 22 will be held virtually. 
  • Saturday, October 10th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This training has been cancelled. 
  • Monday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 17th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This training has been cancelled.

 

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Virtual How to Ride Training sessions will be held on Zoom.

In-person How to Ride Training sessions will be held in the Multimodal Room at DART Central Station (620 Cherry Street, Des Moines).

For questions please contact DART Mobility Coordinator Catlin Curry at 515-246-2526 or ccurry@ridedart.com. No reservations are necessary.

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