COTA and Yay Bikes Partner to Help Festival-Goers Avoid Traffic During ComFest

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With ComFest right around the corner, over 20,000 people will converge on Goodale Park. With limited parking in this area several local transit organizations are joining forces to educate festival goers on how they can travel to this popular festival without dealing with the hassles of paying or looking for parking.

COTA and Yay Bikes want to remind visitors that they can use public transportation or ride their bikes to the popular festival. COTA will be expanding their service from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26. Extra buses will be available for ComFest on Friday and Saturday evenings to assist customers with quickly and efficiently getting to and from the festival area. Also, additional COTA buses will operate between Goodale and 5th Ave. on High Street to transport festival-goers.

If you are looking to provide your own transportation to the festival, Yay Bikes also suggest riding your bike. With new bikes lanes throughout the city, bike riders won’t get stuck in traffic and will enjoy getting some fresh air during their commute. Yay Bikes will have a bike corral at the festival, so riders won’t have to worry about theft while they enjoy the activities. Upon entrance to the festival riders will see a bike corral, roll your bike over and a volunteer will provide you with a claim tag to fill out. You’ll take the bottom portion of the ticket and use it to retrieve your bike when you are ready to leave.

If you are interested in learning more about the exclusive ComFest routes COTA will be offering or the resources Yay Bikes will have at the festival to encourage bike travel, please let me know. I can be contacted at, 419-366-9620 (cell) or 614-540-5520 (work).