The SAFE Ride OTD project turns 10 years old this year. The volunteer-fueled designated driving service was created as a means of keeping people and the Gering streets safe during the Friday and Saturday nights of Oregon Trail Days weekend.
SAFE Ride is seeking this year’s pool of volunteer drivers to offer members of the public safe rides home from Oregon Trail Days events using their own car.
Rides are offered from Gering locations on Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The service is free; however, some riders do offer tips.
Interested volunteer drivers should try to attend an informational meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Monument Inn & Suites, to learn more about the project.
Organizers say that this year due to the high gas prices, they’ve received funding from generous donors to cover the cost of driver’s gas.
Drivers do not have to be available both nights, but they do need to be 19 years of age, driving their own car, have a valid license and proof of insurance.
If unable to attend the meeting, please contact driver organizer Brandon Fordyce, at (308) 225-0662.