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Friendly Rider buses serve the cities of Wadena and Staples in addition to locations throughout Wadena County and Northern Todd County. Anyone in our service area may schedule a pick-up time by contacting our office. Hours of operation vary by location. Please refer to our service routes for the complete schedule. 

Service Map for Friendly Rider



We serve the city of Staples and its surrounding areas each day Monday through Saturday. Call to Make an Appointment

  • Monday - Friday: 6am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 2pm


We serve Wadena city and its surrounding areas, including Verndale, daily. Call to Make an Appointment

  • Monday-Wednesday: 6am - 6pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 6am - 10pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am - 12:30pm

Sebeka and Menahga

Thursdays: Call to Make an Appointment

Hewitt, Bertha, Eagle Bend, Clarissa, and Browerville

Monday - Friday: Call to Make an Appointment 

Henning and Ottertail City

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Call to Make an Appointment

Verndale and Alrdich

Monday - Friday: Call to Make an Appointment

Deer Creek and Bluffton

Monday - Friday: Call to Make an Appointment

New York Mills

Tuesday, Thursday: Call to Make an Appointment

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