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Ride the River

Ride all day for $4

Toss your tube in the back

Let us take care of driving

How to ride the river:

First bus departs at 11:00am

Last bus arrives at 7:30pm

Ride the River is the popular shuttle that transports floaters on the Deschutes River. The shuttle is a convenient option that decreases dependence on parking near Drake Park and the multi-car shuffle.

Floaters can ride the shuttle all day with the purchase of a wristband. CET’s Ride the River shuttle service begins in late-June and runs through Labor Day. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, if there is a higher volume of floaters, buses run every 15 minutes. Service may be reduced or canceled based on inclement weather including cooler temperatures, rain, thunderstorms and poor AQI.

The shuttle begins and ends at the Park & Float with stops at Riverbend Park and Drake Park. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe and Sun Country Tours offer rental river tubes, stand-up paddle boards, and complementary life jackets for children and adults all summer long.

Please purchase fares ahead of time through the Umo mobile app for the best experience. Here’s how:

  1. Download the Umo Mobility App
  2. Open the app and create an account if you don’t already have one
  3. To purchase fare, click on “Buy Passes” 
  4. Choose “Ride the River”
  5. Click “Purchase”
  6. Enter card payment information
  7. Your pass will now be displayed in the “My Wallet” section.
  8. Before boarding, select the fare in your wallet and show the QR Code to the reader upon boarding.
  9. Once the reader flashes green, obtain a wristband from the driver. Wristbands must be worn for shuttle admission.

Purchasing fares for family and friends? Repeat steps 3-8 to purchase additional fare product.

Fares may also be purchased ahead of time at the following locations:

  • Tumalo Creek Park & Float. 1000 SW Bradbury Dr. Wristbands are $6 (including a $1 river clean-up fee). 
  • Sun Country Tours. 115 SW Columbia St. Wristbands are $5.

Purchasing fare in advance helps keep the buses moving and to keep you floating!

Having a good ride:

Rainy day service:

Service may be temporarily suspended or delayed due to inclement weather, such as rain, thunderstorms, or poor air quality/smoke.

Please check the service alerts for updates.

Ride the river schedule