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Welcome to the Easy Rider Bus System

Dear Residents:

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Village’s wonderful fixed-route bus transportation system, The Easy Rider, and your bus reservation system, Plan-A-Ride!

We continually strive to modernize and improve our bus system to provide you with first class, reliable, and efficient transportation that still gives you the mobility you have come to expect.

With over 80 local destinations at your fingertips, The Easy Rider makes it easy to remain active and involved in your community.

We’re happy to provide you with basic information about our buses, as well as many other transportation options through our transportation partners who provide service in the Village.

The Easy Rider provides clean and safe buses, easy to understand schedules, friendly drivers, and all the staff support you need to make your trips easy and pleasurable.

We invite you to reach out to us and discover how we can get you there!

You may contact our Transportation Department:

by phone: (949) 597-4659
by e-mail: ride@vmsinc.org
in person: Community Center
online: www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/ride

Begin your new adventure on The Easy Rider. We aim to exceed your expectations.

Bruce Hartley
General Services Director



Get to Know the Easy Rider

Click here to download the Easy Rider Bus Guide!



How to Ride the Easy Rider Bus System

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For Transportation purposes, the Village is divided into four neighborhoods. Your first step in taking a trip on one of our buses is to determine which neighborhood you live in, or which neighborhood you are starting to travel from - check our Neighborhood Map above. Below is information showing which security gates serve each neighborhood, and which cul-de-sacs are located in each neighborhood. If you know which Gate you usually enter the Village by, or you know your culde-sac (or a nearby one), you can figure out your neighborhood this way. If you are still unsure, call our Easy Rider Hotline.

The second step is to determine where your destination lies. All of our destinations outside our gates are divided into two groups - the West Side Group and the East Side Group - check our Business Directory or our Restaurant Directory to find out which area your destination lies in - East or West.

Now, it’s easy. All of our Bus Routes are labeled with a number (for the Neighborhood) and a letter (for the Commercial Area). For example, if you live in Neighborhood Three, and you are traveling to the Community Center, which you can find in the West Side Group, you will take the 3-W or 3-West bus. That bus passes near your manor once every hour from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Check our schedule for the 3-West Bus to find out exactly when it passes your manor and when it arrives at the Community Center! Not quite sure? Call our Easy Rider at (949) 597-4659!

Neighborhood One Routes

Neighborhood Two Routes

Neighborhood Three Routes

Neighborhood Four Routes



DESTINATIONS AND EXCURSIONS

On your regular routes, check it out!

START YOUR WEEK OFF RIGHT-- On Mondays take the Westbound Easy Rider Bus to Coffee Bean in Willow Tree Center and receive 10% off your purchase. Just let them know you took the bus from Laguna Woods Village! (no reservations needed)

 WEDNESDAY- FREE DELUXE MILKSHAKE AT RUBY’S-- Get a free milkshake to go with your meal. Take any Eastbound Easy Rider bus from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesdays to Ruby’s and you will get a free Deluxe Milkshake. Shooby Dooby on down to Ruby’s! (no reservations needed)

LAGUNA CAFE-- Take a west bus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to Laguna Cafe and receive a coupon for a $ 5.00 breakfast special with a coffee or a lunch special which includes a soup, salad and glass of wine for $ 6.95.  (no reservations needed)

NANA FI-- Starting July 1st take the Easy Rider East Bus Monday through Friday to Nana Fi and receive a coupon for 10% off your purchase.  While you wait for your bus enjoy a coffee, pastry or lunch.  Just ask for your coupon when you get on board!

PACIFIC HILLS BISTRO-- Take the Easy Rider West bus to Moulton Plaza and receive a coupon for a free dessert with you lunch or dinner entree. 

Picture from March Excursion to Bower's Museum.

TUESDAY- DESTINATION SHOPPING-- On Tuesdays the Easy Rider bus will take you to Destination Shopping from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Grab a meal or do some shopping. Reservations are needed!

DESTINATION SHOPPING LOCATIONS:

Plaza de la Paz & The Marketplace-- Walmart, Vons,Food Court, Costco & Sprouts

Aliso Viejo Town Center-- Grower's Directs, Michaels, Theater, Barnes and Nobel, TJ Maxx & Ralph's

Orange Tree--  99 Ranch Market

 

UPCOMING SHOPPING:

8/8--  MISSION VIEJO MALL
8/15-- WALMART, VONS, COSTCO, SPROUTS

8/22--  ORANGE TREE

8/29-- ALISO VIEJO TOWN CENTER

9/5-- LAGUNA BEACH

9/12-- MISSION VIEJO MALL

9/19-- WALMART, VONS, COSTCO, SPROUTS

9/26-- ORANGE TREE

 

RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED-- Contact Becky Jackson with name, resident ID#, whether you would like to go at 10:00 am or 11:00 am, and your phone number.

Phone: (949) 597-4678

Email:   Becky.jackson@vmsinc.org

 

MONTHLY EXCURSIONS-- Reservations taken by Recreation x4273

Angel's Game-- Take me out to the ball game!  Wednesday August 9th catch the Easy Rider Bus to watch the Angels play the Oreols.  Reservations are being taken now.

Soka University-- West Coat Jazz with Tentet.  Join us on the Easy Rider September 24th.  Stay tuned for reservations.



Bus Information Meetings

The Bus Information Meeting are your chance to learn about the EasyRider Bus System, and ask questions of our helpful transportation staff and volunteers. Just drop in!

- Clubhouse 1: The third Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.
- The Towers: The fourth Monday of every month at 2 p.m.



Great Restaurants on the Village Bus Routes

There are many dining choices available to Village residents along the Village bus routes. A wide variety of coffee and dining pleasures can be found within the boundaries of the Laguna Woods Village Bus Service.

Keep reading for a list of coffee, fast food and full-service dining options available to bus riders!

 



Local Businesses on the Easy Rider

Shopping, services, and medical care are just a quick trip away on the Easy Rider! Keep reading for a listing of many local businesses you can visit by riding a Village bus.



Bus Rider Rules & Regulations
As a courtesy to fellow bus users, and to maintain effective safety standards, bus users are encouraged to follow the Bus Rider Rules & Regulations.   For the PDF version of Bus Rider Rules & Regulations click here or click arrows for the complete summary. 

OCTA

For making a connection with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) click here for their route schedule.



2017 Holiday Bus Schedule


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