Temporary Hours Change

Starting Monday, May 4th, 2020, in coordination with Wadena County Public Health, Friendly Rider’s hours for Dispatching are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Service is closed on Saturdays.

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Take the whole group with you!

Our Friendly Rider buses are perfect for your next special event or field trip. We work with a variety of businesses, organizations, schools, and daycares to create customized trip itineraries. 

  • Daycare outings
  • Field trips
  • Party transportation
  • Office events
  • City tours

Our buses can seat up to 16 people comfortably and are fully handicap accessible. Groups with 10 or more people may require the use of a full bus. Smaller groups may be assigned to a regular bus route. Please call two weeks in advance to schedule service and discuss your group's transportation needs.

Standard group fares assume all members of your group will board and disembark together. Additional fares may be required to accommodate other pick-ups and drop-offs. Fares may be paid with regular Friendly Rider tickets or cash on the day of the trip. 

Groups traveling with children should review our Underage Riders page for additional information and helpful tips. 

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Class Pass Fares

Daycares and classes with 10 or more riders (students and teachers) are eligible for discounted rates when traveling during off-peak hours (weekdays between 9am - 3pm). The Class Pass rate is 1/2 the regular round-trip rate and must be pre-paid. Trips should be scheduled two-weeks in advance. 


Trip Changes

If your plans change, please notify us at least one week in advance to reschedule your trip for another day at no charge. Please call us at least one day in advance to cancel your trip.

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We contracted with Friendly Rider for our Staples' Lunch on the Go. Our driver made multiple stops to pick up attendees and took us on our planned tour of the city. Friendly Rider made the process extremely easy from planning our trip to the day of the event. The bus was very comfortable and clean. We wouldn't hesitate to use Friendly Rider again for our events.