Free GemRide Shuttle Gets You Around Gem Shows

January 28, 2016

The GemRide Shuttle.

The GemRide Shuttle.

Park your car and get on the free GemRide shuttles to get around the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. Find out all you need to know about free GemRide shuttles and parking at

Starting Saturday, January 30, free GemRide shuttles will run daily through Sunday, February 14, on three routes:

Downtown Gem Loop
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
18 shows from 6th Street to 25th Street, including at the Tucson Convention Center

Mineral & Fossil Loop
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
15 shows between Downtown and Grant Road

Kino Gem Loop
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
9 shows at, south and east of Kino Sports Complex

Free GemRide shuttles on a fourth route will run daily from Sunday, January 31, through Monday, February 8:

Bead Loop
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
4 bead shows on Ajo Way, Alvernon Way, South 4th Avenue and

Park for $5 all day ($10 for RVs) at the Downtown West Hub, 700 W. Congress, where you can get on both the Downtown Gem Loop and the Mineral & Fossil Loop. Parking is free at the Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road, where you can get on both the Kino Gem Loop and the Bead Loop.

The City of Tucson is providing the free shuttle service for the fifth consecutive year. The Tucson Department of Transportation’s Park Tucson Division is providing the special parking at the Downtown West Hub and parking at regular rates at the City’s Centro, Depot Plaza and Pennington Street garages.