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SARTA’s A Ticket to Fitness

A bicycle being carried on the rack on the front of a SARTA bus

Ask people to name their favorite fitness equipment and the answers won’t be surprising: treadmill, stationary bike, free weights, Bowflex, etc. We’re pretty sure none of them will say “SARTA bus.” We think they should.

That’s because SARTA’s low fares are a ticket to the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle. Whether you hop on at one of our transit centers or convenient stops you’ll be just minutes away from running, jogging, walking, or cycling on the Middle Branch, Sippo Lake, Hoover, Quail Hollow, Ralph Regula Towpath or one of the other great trails maintained by our friends at Stark Parks.

And here’s great news for cyclists; your mountain bike, trail bike, racing bike, or Schwinn rides free in the easy-to-use racks mounted on all our fixed-route buses. Just pop your cycle in, sit back, and enjoy the ride. When the bus arrives, grab your bike and begin pedaling your cares and pounds away.

SARTA’s also your fitness partner if you’re looking to expand your workout horizons to the North Coast or the Rubber City. Our Route 4 Express service to Cleveland stops near the Harrison-Dillard and Wade Oval trails in the University Circle neighborhood and provides access to foot and bike paths that run from downtown to the shores of Lake Erie. They all feature great views and lots of interesting places to stop along the way.

The same goes for the trails that crisscross Akron and Summit County. Like Stark Parks, Summit Metro Parks operates an extensive network of trails and paths that can be a pleasant walk for novices or a challenging test for advanced runners and riders. They’re easy to reach by transferring from SARTA to METRO RTA.

Which brings us to our final point. You won’t break a sweat riding SARTA to your workout because there’s no heavy lifting involved in using our free state-of-the-art rider tools and apps: PinPoint by MyStop our GPS powered trip planning and ride-tracking app, SARTABuzz which delivers news and rider alerts via text, and EZfare the mobile ticketing app that makes buying tickets and passes and transferring between systems, well, easy. Learn more about all three by visiting

So, what are you waiting for? Lace up your shoes, strap on your helmet, lube your chain, and hop on SARTA. It’s time to get in shape. SARTA, we’re going to work out today. Need a ride?

SARTA’s A Ticket to Fitness

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