Motorcoaches Provide Convenient, Affordable Access to Enhance Spectator Experience.
Charlotte, NC, April 22, 2015 –(PR.com)– RYDE, an innovative crowdsourcing transportation service, and the Wells Fargo Championship have formed a partnership to enhance transportation to the tournament via ridesharing. RYDE’s upscale motorcoaches will shuttle individuals and groups from outlying areas to the PGA TOUR event in Charlotte, NC, focusing RYDEs on the weekend play May 15-17. Fans reserve seats via RYDE’s website for a roundtrip shuttle that picks them up from numerous cities outside of Charlotte and drives them directly to the course, bypassing the inconvenience of traffic and offsite parking. With large crowds expected for the tournament, RYDE helps to minimize the congestion and environmental impact associated with large-scale events such as these.
“Golf events attract a strong following with a diverse crowd, and fans drive from hours away to see their favorite golfers,” said Brian Allman, CEO of RYDE. “The Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow will be a perfect springtime tournament, and we hope to be able to give spectators a means of easily getting to directly to the course. RYDE is an upscale ridesourcing transportation alternative, and we drive fans safely and economically without the hassles of parking in lots and shuttling to the course.”
“We are excited to partner with RYDE as a way to continue to offer transportation options to our fan base, and Charlotte is geographically the perfect market to try this,” stated Jan Ivey, Director, Marketing and Partner Relations. “This will allow our patrons the flexibility getting here and home without having to drive a long distance to and from the course. We’re always looking to improve all aspects of traffic and parking, this is just another means of doing so.”
RYDE will shuttle fans from cities outside the Charlotte area, and take them directly to the Quail Hollow Club. RYDEs are roundtrip, and will return fans to their embarking location following play on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The RYDEs may include two stops on the same route to ensure a full RYDE and to maximize the environmental benefits.
Pick Up Locations (more specific pick up locations are on the RYDE website at www.rydethere.com)
Fayetteville Rockingham Columbia
Rock Hill Greensboro High Point
Winston-Salem Statesville Greenville, SC
Spartanburg Hickory Gastonia
RYDE Ticket Information
Tickets may be purchased at www.RYDEthere.com. Fans may purchase just the RYDE, or package the transportation with a ticket to the Wells Fargo Championship. RYDE’s website provides additional information on all the pick-up locations and times, as well as city-specific pricing information. For questions or additional help for large groups, please call them at 800.741.7933 or email info@RYDEthere.com.
RYDE, based in Los Angeles, CA, is an innovative transportation service company that redefines the process by which passengers are transported to sporting events, festivals, ski resorts, concerts, and conventions. Delivering a fun, convenient, affordable, and comfortable driving experience above the traffic and parking hassles, RYDE positively impacts the environment by taking 20-35 cars off the road for every bus run. For more information, go to www.RYDEthere.com.
About the Wells Fargo Championship
The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the largest, most prestigious sporting events in the Charlotte region. Champions for Education, a non-profit organization, operates and manages the tournament and has donated over $17 million to local and regional charities since 2003. Now leading up to its 13th year, the tournament is an annual tradition that brings players and patrons back each year for an unforgettable golf experience. Because of consistent overall excellence, the Wells Fargo Championship was awarded unprecedented back-to-back “Best in Class” Awards in 2009 and 2010 by the PGA TOUR. The 2015 tournament will be held May 11-17. A combination of Quail Hollow Club and the spirit of the Charlotte area community are among the reasons the Wells Fargo Championship continues to draw many of the world’s top golfers to Charlotte.
For Wells Fargo Championship ticket information, go to www.wellsfargochampionship.com