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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 24, 2015

Ride Me to Festivals” in Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Barbara with New Saturday Bus Service Connections

t’s Easy to “Ride Me to Festivals” in Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Barbara
with New Saturday Bus Service Connections
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CAPTION: Residents and visitors can use the new Clean Air Express Saturday Service to “Ride Me to Festivals” in Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Barbara for a car free, fun experience.

Santa Barbara County, California—All ages of the public are invited to board the Clean Air Express Saturday Service and “Ride Me to Festivals” in the Santa Ynez Valley communities of Buellton, Solvang and Los Olivos as well as Santa Barbara. The service features charter-style buses with free Wi-Fi, reclining seats and internal bays for transporting bicycles (a great way to continue the day without a car). Clean Air Express Saturday Service allows anyone in Santa Barbara to travel to Buellton, Solvang and Los Olivos for the day; and anyone in Buellton and Solvang to travel to Santa Barbara for the day. The regular cash fare is $7.00 per person each way (buy at boarding) or a booklet of 10 passes is $50 in advance. (Children age two years & under ride free).

The Saturday morning route starts with pick-ups in Buellton (9:30 a.m.) and Solvang (9:40 a.m.) and heads south.
Drop-offs AND pick-ups in Santa Barbara are on State Street at La Cumbre Plaza (10:25 a.m.), Mid-town (10:30 a.m.), Paseo Nuevo (10:40 a.m.) and the Train Station (10:45 a.m.). The bus then travels directly to Solvang (11:40 a.m.), Buellton (11:50 a.m.) and Los Olivos (12:05 p.m.) for drop-offs. A second loop in the late afternoon returns riders to their points of origin. Complete schedule and route info at (805) 692-1902 and www.CleanAirExpress.com

Residents and visitors are encouraged to ride the Clean Air Express and discover these upcoming festivals and special events being held on Saturday:
August 29, 2015—Solvang: Wheels ‘n Windmills Car Show
August 29, 2015—Los Olivos: Lo+Cal Benefit Concert (11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
September 5, 2015—Santa Barbara: 14th Annual SBSA Open Studios Tour
September 12, 2015—Los Olivos: Art in the Park
September 19, 2015—Solvang: 79th Annual Danish Days Celebration
September 26, 2015—Solvang: Free Recycling Festival at Veterans Hall
September 26, 2015—Buellton: Vintage Trailer Show at Flying Flags RV Park
October 10, 2015—Solvang: Harvest Festival Grand Tasting at Old Mission Santa Ines Fields
October 10, 2015—Buellton: Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Free Health Fair (At SYV Marriott)
October 17, 2015—Los Olivos: Day in the Country
October 17, 2015—Santa Barbara: Harbor & Seafood Festival
October 24, 2015—Santa Barbara: Open Streets (Cabrillo Blvd. closed to traffic from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
For more details, access event calendars at www.VisitBuellton.com; www.SolvangUSA.com; www.VisitSYV.com and www.SantaBarbaraCA.com

Plus, riders on the Clean Air Express Saturday Service can also transfer to Santa Ynez Valley Transit (SYVT) and use a new $4.00 SYVT Unlimited All-Day Saturday Pass providing access within communities of Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. For schedule information, visit www.syvt.com

Funding partners for the first year of the Clean Air Express Saturday service are Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, County of Santa Barbara, Buellton Visitors Bureau, Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau and Visit Santa Ynez Valley. For more information visit www.CleanAirExpress.com

Contact

Scott Spaulding, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, www.SBCAG.org
Office: 805-961-8920 or sspaulding@sbcag.org
OR Laura Kath, Media Relations Director, Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau, www.SolvangUSA.com
Office: 805-344-1717 or laura@mariahmarketing.com
www.CleanAirExpress.com

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