2013 Balloon Races Underway

By: Jennifer Hardy Email
By: Jennifer Hardy Email

Law enforcement wants to remind all drivers to avoid parking on McCarran between North Virginia and Keystone. It's dangeorus to park there and if you do, it could cause an accident. Washoe County Sheriff's Deputies will be patrolling the area.


RTC is providing transportation express bus service to Rancho San Rafael Park for the Great Reno Balloon Race on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 & 8. Taking the bus to the balloon race is available every 30 minutes from 4 am to 10 am from RTC 4TH STREET STATION in downtown Reno, Reed High School in Sparks, and Parking Lot C at the Reno Sparks Convention Center (parking is free at the high school and convention center). RTC will drop you off and pick you up inside Rancho San Rafael Park.

The one-way onboard cash fare is $2 for adults or $1 for seniors (born before Jan. 1, 1950), people with disabilities and youth (ages 6-18) or buy a 24-hour pass onboard and enjoy riding transit all day. A 24-hour pass purchased onboard is $5 for adults or $2.50 for seniors, youth and disabled individuals and is valid for a full 24 hours after it is activated.

Additional pass discounts are available by pre-purchasing passes through convenient pass vending machines at RTC 4TH STREET STATION and RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA. The 24-hour pre-purchased pass is $3.75 for adults and $1.75 for other riders. Riders can also use their current bus passes to ride the balloon race express bus service. Reduced fares require ID when boarding. Children 5 and under ride free with an adult.


RENO, NV -- The Great Reno Balloon Race is taking to the skies over Reno.

The event is open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Glow Show starts each day at 5am with Dawn Patrol at 5:30am. Then the sight that can be seen across the area, Mass Ascension, starts at 6:45am, weather permitting.

More information can be found on the link below.

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