This Sunday, the Broncos go head to head with long-time rival Oakland Raiders. The fans will compete for volume, spirit and overall rowdiness and it is one game devout fans just cannot miss. As always, it starts in the parking lot with epic tailgating force. And this Sunday promises to be quite a bash. So don’t fret over full lots and steep parking fees, we’ve got the low down on Denver public transportation for every Broncos fan.
Public Transit – RTD
From busses to shuttles, Denver RTD provides numerous transportation options guaranteed to get you to the game on time. Buses depart promptly for Sports Authority Field two and half hours before kickoff and are accessible by Park-N-Rides and regular bus stops throughout the metro area. The Federal Shuttle and the Market Street Shuttle operate every three to five minutes starting two hours before kickoff and run until 10 minutes after the game starts. You can find specific shuttle-stop information online. RTD also offers Light Rail services, available three hours before game time. The Light Rail is the best option for those living or staying south of the city. For specific pickup locations, stops, fares and return-route information, visit RTD’s website.
Better known as carpooling, Rideshare is an up-and-coming transportation craze in Denver. You can view postings or post a ride request on numerous websites, making it easier than ever to get to the game. Each website provides posts from people offering rideshares with details on payment as well as postings from people requesting rides. Whatever your situation, rideshare is a hometown advantage when it comes to travel and a great community affair with Broncos fans helping Broncos fans for those last-minute travel arrangements.
Hey, it’s not just for trips to LoDo anymore; taxis are still available for your home-game rush. When your ride bails on you and you just can’t wait for the bus, your local cabbie is there. And with more ways to flag down a taxi, from phone apps to websites to old-fashioned phone calls, you can make your arrangements ahead of time or last minute. Round up the gang and save money on your trip. Taxi companies can accommodate any party with their fleet of vans, SUVs and even eco-friendly hybrids. Do a little research before you schedule your cab and find the right one for your trip to the Broncos game this weekend.
The way to get to the Broncos game this Sunday is on your bike. So dust off that rusty Schwinn or pump up the tires on your trendy road bike and saddle up for the Orange Ride. With sponsors like BikeDenver, Broncos Country and Denver B-Cycle, including participants like Mayor Michael B. Hancock, you can be sure this massive cycle ride won’t be one to miss. All participants will receive free Orange Ride t-shirts, gift bags (while supplies last) and access to the Mile High Mountain Village post-ride party. This tent party has everything including Broncos cheerleaders, alumni, food, drinks, prizes and more. You can meet the cycle crowd downtown at the Denver Pavilions (16th/Glenarm) at 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or ride to the stadium with your friends and meet the group at the party tent. Among saving the environment and even your health, there’s no greater incentive to get on your bike for a ride down to the Broncos game this Sunday.
Remember, however you get there, party responsibly!
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Michelle Perez is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.