EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) -- People in Eau Claire will have a free ride to beat the heat this summer.
The city's Park and Recreation Department is offering bus rides to Fairfax Pool every Tuesday and Thursday starting Thursday, June 9 until Tuesday, August 30. The bus will travel two routes, and will make 17 stops throughout the city.
The route 'A' bus will leave the pool every two hours starting at 12:35 p.m. until 6:35 p.m. It will pick riders up at Longfellow Elementary School on Balcom Street around 12:54 p.m., 2:54 p.m., 4:54 p.m. and 6:54 p.m.
From there, the bus will make stops at Putnam and Summit, Dewey and Division, Madison and Forest and First and Walnut. It'll also pick up riders from The Boys & Girls Club on Barstow at Seaver Street, the Roosevelt Playground on Folsom Street, Delong Middle School on Vine Street, the Newell Playground on 1st Reserve and the soccer park on Hamilton Avenue.
The route 'B' bus will leave the pool every two hours starting at 11:40 a.m. until 5:40 p.m. It will make stops at Zephyr Hill and Conrad, Melby and Robin, Margaret and Woodland, Margaret and Valmont and Keith and Fenwick. It'll also stop at Davey Elementary School on Starr Avenue and in the parking lot of Locust Lane Elementary School.
Even though the ride is free, people will still have to pay a general admission to get into the pool if they don't already have a season pass. For more information about the bus routes and schedules, call the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department at 715-839-5032.