Yes, there's a free bus from both Madison AND Milwaukee up to the MREA Renewable Energy Fair, Sat. June 25th!

Here's more information about the free bus rides from Madison or Milwaukee up to the MREA Renewable Energy Fair, Sat. June 25th!

Check out the details here!

MADISON: The Sierra Club is sponsoring a full motor coach bus with WiFi to the MREA Energy Fair to reduce our carbon footprint and bring attention to mass transit needs. This is a fun, low cost, low stress, low carbon way to attend the 31st annual Energy Fair. We will provide some food and refreshments on the bus, but you are welcome to bring something to share. The Sierra Club has a signed waiver requirement that will be sent out ahead of time or can be signed on the bus. 

 
The Energy Fair has a plethora of educational exhibits and workshops where you can learn about clean energy and a multitude of other sustainability issues. The Fair also has a variety of very good food vendors on site, and is a full composting event. There are also electric charging stations for people who drive EVs.
 
Bus pickup start at 7 am at Willy St Coop west in Middleton and goes through Madison, arriving at the Fair ~ 9:45 am. The bus leaves to come back at 7:15 pm after the evening keynote, and will be at Willy St West in Middleton by 10 pm.
 
Pick up stops are as follows:
  • Willy St West, 6825 University Ave, Middleton 53562 - Departs 7 am
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  • 357 Price Place (Hilldale Mall near the Great Dane), Madison, 53705 - 7:15 am
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  • Kohl Center, 601 W Dayton, Madison, 53715 - 7:30 am
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  • Behind Hawthorne Library,  2707 Hermina, Madison, 53704 - 7:45 am
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  • Portage stop optional - 2990 New Pinery Rd, Portage, 53901 ~ 8:30 am 
 
Please enter the street address (not your home address) where you plan to get on the bus so we can expect you, and please arrive on time. The return trip will leave MREA at 7:15 pm and drop people off in the reverse stop order, and will be at Willy West by 10 pm. We will plan to have a bus captain you can contact if you have problems that day.
 
Please only reserve spaces you know you will use so as many people as want to ride with us can, and cancel your spot if it turns out you do not plan to go.
 
There is a entrance fee to the Fair, but if you volunteer at the Sierra Club booth, you can get in for free. Sign up to volunteer at https://signup.com/go/NLKBZCF.
 
See you on the bus!
 
Cost: The bus is free, but donations will be accepted. There is an admission fee to the Fair, but if you volunteer at our booth, you can get in for free.
 
Signup Instructions: For street address, enter the location you will be picking up the bus at.
 
Bring: Whatever you need for the day, and be prepared for whatever the weather is that day.
 
 
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And from Mailwaukee: 
Free Milwaukee Bus
Bus from Milwaukee runs ONLY on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
 
Bus fare from Milwaukee to The Energy Fair is FREE thanks to MREA Grow Solar. Limited to first 70 sign-ups. Attendees must pay their own entrance into the Fair. Register at: TheEnergyFair.org/tickets.
 
We have the following timing and stops planned:
 
6:45 a.m.: Park N Ride near Holt Ave and I-43/94/41; free parking available
7:00 a.m.: Milwaukee Train Station (Southeast of I-43/I-794); free street parking may be available in the area; $3 for full day in parking garage
7:20 a.m.: Wauwatosa (US 45/Watertown Plank Rd); free parking available
9:45 a.m.: Arrive at The Energy Fair
The Bus for Milwaukee will leave after the Keynote speaker has finished.
 
7:15 p.m.: Depart The Energy Fair to return to Milwaukee.
9:30 p.m.: Arrive in Wauwatosa
9:45 p.m.: Milwaukee Train Station
10:00 p.m.: Park N’ Ride near Holt Ave
 
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