Blossom Express


The City of Ripon Blossom Express bus operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays providing a fixed route service to stops in Ripon including SaveMart and the Ripon Library, and in Modesto to Vintage Faire Mall and the Target Center.  Deviations within ¾ mile of the bus stop are available upon request.  Connections to eTrans (Escalon) at Dale & Veneman, Modesto, RTD (San Joaquin County) and MAX (Stanislaus County) bus lines are available.

The Blossom Express does not operate on the following holidays:

-  New Years' Day
-  Independence Day
-  Veteran's Day
-  Thanksgiving Day
-  Christmas Day

Bike Racks

The Ripon Blossom Express is equipped with two bike racks on the bus.  Ride the bus to your destination for the same low price you would normally pay, and your bike rides free!

Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading their own bicycles. Bus drivers do not assist with the loading and unloading of bikes.

Racks are conveniently located on the front of the bus and can accommodate two bikes at a time. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Motorized or tandem bikes are not permitted.

Your Safety

Caution should be taken when loading and unloading your bicycle. The Blossom Express is not responsible for any damage that may be caused while your bike is being loaded/unloaded or while it is in the rack. Passengers should:

-  Notify the bus driver before loading a bike.
-  Load and unload bikes from the side o fhte bus nearest the curb.
-  Exit the bus from the front door and advise the bus driver that you will be 
   un-loading a bike.

The City or its contractors are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bicycles.



7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

(209)253-5327 Blossom Express Information 

(209)599-2685 (fax)
City of Ripon
259 N. Wilma Avenue
Ripon, Ca 95366 

(209)599-2108 City of Ripon Liaison Officer
259 N. Wilma Avenue, Attn: Liaison Officer
Ripon, Ca 95366 


  • Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Please use the handrails for safety.
  • The seats closest to the front of the bus are reserved for elderly and disabled riders.
  • Children 11 and under must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed on the bus.
  • No abusive, threatening or obscene language permitted.
  • No animals allowed except for service animals.
  • No sound equipment may be played on the bus without headphones.
  • No hazardous materials are permitted.
  • Please limit the number of packages/personal items you carry.  They shall be kept out of the aisle and out of the way of other passengers.  Do not use a seat to hold large items.  Strollers and recreational scooters must be folded.
  • Appropriate clothing and shoes are required.

Violation of the rules may result in driver not permitting passenger to board or immediate removal from the bus.



The Blossom Express is equipped with a Lift Ramp for mobility devices and meets ADA Requirements.  The bus can accommodate up to two mobility devices per trip.  The maximum load capacity is 950 lbs.  The Lift Ramp measures 94" L x 30’” W.

TITLE VI (Non-discrimination)

The City of Ripon is a direct recipient of Federal financial assistance.  All recipients are required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title 23 CFR Part 200 and Title 49 CFR Part 21), as well as related statutes and regulations.

View The City of Ripon’s Non-Discrimination Statement.

Any person/s who believes they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin may file a complaint. The complaint may be filed by the individual or his/her representative.  All complaints must be in writing and filed no later than 60 calendar days of the alleged discrimination.

Please complete the Title VI Complaint Form to file a complaint.






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