Free ride from Clean Air Express in the Santa Ynez Valley on July 16

The public is invited to board the Clean Air Express Saturday Bus service in Santa Barbara and travel into the Santa Ynez Valley with stops in Los Olivos, Solvang and Buellton to enjoy car-free activities, dining, attractions, wine-tasting and shopping. On Saturday July 16, all rides are free.

Starting, July 23, 2016, the regular cash fare is $7 per person each way (buy at boarding) or a booklet of 10 passes is $50 in advance.  Children age two years & under ride free every day. This 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.

“There is so much to see and do for a day here in Little Denmark and the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley. Come explore our 150 shops, 35 restaurants, 24 wine & beer tasting room, and 5 museums just to name a few,” said According to Tracy Farhad, Executive Director of the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to ride the Clean Air Express and discover these upcoming special events being held on Saturdays in Solvang:

August 27, 2016—Wheels ‘n Windmills Car Show

* September 17, 2015—80th Annual Danish Days Celebration

October 8, 2016—Harvest Festival Grand Tasting at Old Mission Santa Ines Fields

For more details, access the event calendar at www.SolvangUSA.com;

 The Saturday morning Clean Air Express bus route starts with pick-ups in Buellton at 9:30 a.m. and Solvang at 9:40 a.m.; and heads southeast via scenic Route 154. Drop-offs AND pick-ups in Santa Barbara are on State Street at La Cumbre Plaza 10:25 a.m., Mid-town at 10:30 a.m., Paseo Nuevo at 10:40 a.m. and the Train Station 10:45 a.m.. The bus then travels directly to Los Olivos at 11:45 a.m., Solvang at 11:55 a.m. and Buellton at 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 692-1902 and www.CleanAirExpress.com

Plus, riders on the Clean Air Express Saturday Service can also transfer to Santa Ynez Valley Transit (SYVT) and use a $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