Bus Routes 50 & 85 Wkd - Weekend Service

Fall / Winter Semesters

DETAILED SCHEDULE FALL 2019 [PDF]
DETAILED SCHEDULE WINTER 2019 [PDF]

Friday: 6p - 3a
Saturday: 6:30a - 3a
Sunday: 10:30a - 8p 

Spring / Summer Semesters

Not in Service


Route Maps: 
ALLENDALE CAMPUS ROUTE MAP [PDF]
PEW CAMPUS ROUTE MAP [PDF]

Route Transfer Opportunities:

  • There are a number of opportunities available to access Central Station by connecting on another route (see suggestions below). All Rapid routes are still FREE with valid GVSU I.D.
  • Transfer to Silver Line (SL/#90) at downtown Grand Rapids locations: Michigan & Bostwick, DeVos Place, Monroe & Louis (west bound Rt 50 only)
  • Westbound on Fulton/Monroe transfer to #12 (West Fulton).
  • Just north of DeVos Center (at Seward Ramp), at Lake Michigan Dr. and Seward Ave. you can transfer to bus #9 (Alpine) or DASH West.
  • At Meijer (at Lake Michigan Dr. and Wilson Ave.) you can transfer to #7 (West Leonard) or #12 (West Fulton). Stop for the 7 and 12 is on the south end of the parking lot.
  • The G.R. Hopper downtown shuttle service also has a stop conveniently located near the Pew Campus.

Next Bus: To find out where the bus is now, visit Rapid Connect or one of our Mobile Apps. Please note these apps work with the normal semester schedules.


Which schedule do I refer to?

"Fall / Winter Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • FALL: Labor Day Weekend, Fall Break, Thanksgiving Week, December Semester Break, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day and days prior to start of Winter Semester.
    • WINTER: Spring Break, Semester Break prior to start of Spring Semester

"Spring / Summer Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • SPRING: Memorial Day Weekend
    • SUMMER: Independence Day Recess, Semester Break prior to start of Fall Semester

Featured Stops on Route 50:

  • Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
  • Michigan & Bostwick (Westbound ONLY) - walking distance to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line (must cross street to access Silver Line stop)
  • DeVos Place
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • Monroe & Louis (Westbound ONLY)
    • Transfer opportunity for Silver Line
  • Front Ave between Eberhard Center and DeVos Center (under US-131)
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton) is a short walk to Fulton St and Mt Vernon Ave (under US-131, one block south of new bus stop)
  • Seward Ramp - Seward & Pearl/Lake Michigan Dr. for transfer opportunity to Route 9 (Alpine)
  • Fulton & Garfield - walking distance from many of the homes on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids.
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Covall shopping plaza - Big Apple Bagel, Rite Aid, BC Pizza, Snap Fitness, and Bank of America
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Collindale - Family Fare and Speedway
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Bayberry Apartments
    • Transfer opportunity for Route 12 (West Fulton)
  • Walker Fire Station is a park & ride location. You can park your car in the lot behind the Fire Station or the newly paved area north of the shopping plaza and hop on the bus at the stop at the back of the lot.
  • Lake Michigan Dr. & Wilson Meijer is another park & ride location. Shopping plaza features Meijer, Panera Bread, Jet's Pizza, Chowhound Pets, Fifth-Third Bank and more.
    • Transfer opportunity for Routes 7 (West Leonard) and Route 12 (West Fulton) on the south end of the Meijer parking lot.
  • Allendale Campus bus stops at Mackinac Hall and the Kirkhof Center
    • Transfer opportunity for Routes 37, 48 (weekday) and 85 (weekends and early AM weekday)

Featured Stops on Route 85:

  • Kirkhof Center-Allendale Campus
  • Mackinaw Hall- Allendale Campus
  • Campus Dr. & Center Dr. (short walk from North A&B, West A&B, Kleiner)
  • Campus Dr at the Alumni House
  • High Tree Apartments (walk to: Lake Michigan Dr Apts)
  • Boltwood Apartments (walk to: Speedway, Main Street Pub)
  • The Enclave/Main St Pub (walk to: Conifer Creek Apts)
  • 48th Ave & Lake Michigan Dr. (walk to: Burger King, Jimmy Johns, Jude's Barber shop, Bigby Coffee, Main Street Pub)
  • 48 West Apartments (walk to: Menna's Joint, Ugro Coffee Shop)
  • Campus West Apartments (walk to: Country Place Apts, Meadows Crossing Apts, The Lodge Apts)
  • Greek Housing (walk to: Evolve Apts, Lodge Apts, Alpine Apts)
  • Canvas Townhomes (walk to: Evolve Apts, Hillcrest Apts, Trio Townhomes)
  • Lot J Commuter Permit Parking (behind Laker Village Apts)
  • Pierce St & 42nd Ave (walk to: Laker Village Apts, Campus View Apts, Brian's Books, Campus Health Center)
  • Calder Dr & South Campus Dr (walk to: Connections, Honors Housing, South Apts)
  • Kirkhof Center (continue loop)