To service our community by providing a safe, reliable, and free transportation home for students and community members by promoting smart choices after hours at local establishments in town.

About the Service

SAFERIDE is a free shuttle service available to students and the community on the weekend that provides transportation home from local establishments in town. All riders' information are confidential and will not be exchanged. This service is managed by the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services, and funded by Student Life.

The SafeRide bus, contracted with Dial-A-Ride, will shuttle in this orderly fashion: 

  1. Gypsy Nickel
  2. Sawmill Saloon
  3. Shooters
  4. The Gate (at it's new location)

The bus will pick up riders from the establishment and drop them home, within the city of Big Rapids, before resuming to the next establishment. The SafeRide bus will not take riders to other local establishments. 

Hours of Operation

Academic Year: 2017-2018 (only when classes are in session)                                                                                                

Friday          12:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday      12:00 am - 2:30 am

Volunteers are picked up at DPS at 11:45pm and dropped off at the same location following the last run.

** Cancelled nights will be posted below SafeRide headine

To track the SafeRide bus during operating night, click here.

or download the iPhone app: DoubleMap Bus Tracker



The driver is a contracted through Dial-A-Ride and is not a volunteer position.

Volunteers are very important to this program. Please consider volunteering!

Volunteers are responsible for :   

(1) Entering establishments and announce the arrival of SafeRide  

(2) Assisting the driver with taking down addresses                                                                                                                           

(3) Keeping the bus tidy

** ALL Volunteers must have agreement signed before service. This form is located in the Volunteer Portal of OrgSync. The SafeRide Assistant will contact you to confirm the date and details.

Community Volunteer Hours:     

Volunteers will receive 3 hours of community service each time they volunteer for SafeRide!      

RSOs may sponsor a weekend by providing 3-5 riders on both Friday & Saturday Night. The RSO will receive recognition for this.

If you or your organization would like to volunteer for SafeRide, please log into your OrgSync profile, and join the "Volunteer Center" portal. Agreement & Date Form will both need to be read thoroughly and filled out. All RSO members must sign an individual form. There will be a max of 5 volunteers per night.

If you would like to volunteer, but are not a student, please call (231) 591-2685 or stop at the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services in the University Center, Monday-Friday between 8:00AM-5:00PM, to speak with a member of our staff.

Contact Information

Office Location: CLACS, University Center 121

Office Phone Number: (231) 591-2685

General Email:

Coordinator Info: Michele Albright 


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