GoldRide is a special service for seniors ages 65 or older. Eligible seniors travel free on any of our regular fixed routes with their GoldRide I.D. card. 

GoldRide service has been expanded to be more equitable for all member communities by adding in the service area of the City of Ypsilanti and portions of Ypsilanti Township, which were not previously served.  The cost of GoldRide service is also adjusted.

  • GoldRide Premium Demand Response Service is available within 3/4 mile or fixed routes in the Cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti as well as Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Townships.
  • GoldRide Premium Demand Response Service fares have been adjusted.

Getting Your GoldRide I.D. Card

Download and fill out the GoldRide application online to see if you are eligible for an I.D. card. You may also have an application mailed to your home address. Submit your completed application in person, along with the required photo identification, to TheRide’s main office at 2700 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

If you need assistance, please contact TheRide by calling 734-973-6500 or sending us an email.

Fare Deal Program

The Fare Deal program allows qualified individuals to ride on our fixed-route buses at a reduced rate. You must meet certain requirements to qualify for a Fare Deal I.D. card.

Grocery Ride

GroceryRide provides weekly trips from several senior housing communities in Ann Arbor to local grocery stores for $.75 each way. Call 734-973-6500 for more details.