Transportation Partnership Brings RYDE Shuttle Service to the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
04/01/2015

Motorcoaches Provide Convenient, Affordable Access to PGA Tour Golf Tournament

Online PR News – 01-April-2015 – Ft. Worth, TX – RYDE, an innovative crowdsourcing transportation service, has partnered with the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to bring the ridesharing economy to Ft. Worth. RYDE’s motorcoaches will shuttle individuals and groups from outlying cities to the PGA Tour event, focusing RYDEs on the weekend competition rounds May 22-24. Fans will be able to reserve seats via RYDE’s website for a roundtrip shuttle that picks them up from numerous cities outside of an approximate 45-mile radius and brings them straight to the golf tournament. With large crowds expected for the tournament, RYDE helps to minimize the congestion and environmental impact associated with large-scale events such as these.

“RYDE has a lot of experience planning transportation shuttles around golf events, and the large crowds and limited access to golf courses is a hurdle we like to help with,” said Brian Allman, CEO of RYDE. “The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial is a beautiful setting and a popular event for golf fans throughout Texas. The idea of ridesharing in a motorcoach creates a rolling social environment, and there is the important undercurrent of getting fans safely and economically to this festive event.”

“Our tournament has a long tradition here at Colonial, and some of our loyal fan base travel great distances,” stated Dennis Roberson, Tournament Manager. “Our growth and success each year comes from ensuring a great field, and making the tournament fun and engaging for our fans. Partnering with RYDE helps us extend our reach to our long-distance fans with a convenient and safe ridesharing opportunity.”

In this partnership, RYDE will shuttle fans from cities outside the Ft. Worth area. RYDEs are roundtrip, and will return fans to their embarking location following play each day. The motorcoach rides may include two stops on the same route to ensure a full RYDE and maximize the environmental benefits.

Pick Up Locations (more specific pick up locations are on the RYDE website at www.rydethere.com)
Austin Waco Mt. Pleasant
Greenville Wichita Falls Decatur
Tyler Athens Abilene
Ardmore Denton Durant, OK
McKinney Stephenville Granbury

RYDE Ticket Information
Tickets may be purchased at www.RYDEthere.com. The website provides additional information on all the pick-up locations and times, as well as city-specific pricing information. For additional help for large groups, please call 800.741.7933 or email us at info@RYDEthere.com.

About RYDE
RYDE, based in Los Angeles, CA, is an innovative transportation services company that redefines the process by which passengers are transported to sporting events, festivals, ski resorts, concerts, and conventions. Delivering a fun, convenient, affordable, and comfortable driving experience above the traffic and parking hassles, RYDE positively impacts the environment by taking 20-35 cars off the road for every bus run. For more information, go to www.RYDEthere.com.

About Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
The Crowne Plaza Invitational Colonial is held at historical Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. In its 69th year, it is the longest running PGA Tour-sponsored event still being held at the original location. The May event will feature a $6.5 million purse. Defending champions is Adam Scott. For more Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial ticket and spectator information to to www.crowneplazainvitational.com