Getting to ComFest

FREE VALET BIKE PARKING

Go Green. Ride your bicycle to ComFest. Forget about the hassle of parking and the price of gas. Pedal your way to better health and a healthier planet.

How does it work? Easy. Ride your bike to the corral’s expanded location at Dennison and Buttles Avenue, the northwest corner of Goodale Park. Fill out a ticket with your name, phone number, and miles ridden to the event, and secure the ticket to your handlebars. Remove everything you need from the bike, then leave it with volunteers. Take the tear-off claim check off the ticket and enjoy ComFest. When you’re ready to leave, take your claim check to the volunteers to retrieve your bike. Tip as you are able. Tips help us maintain and expand equipment.

What happens if you lose my claim check? Volunteers staffing the corral will ask for a picture ID to match the name on the bike’s ticket. If there is a line of people waiting to retrieve bikes, you will be asked to wait until the line clears so we can put the attention of several people on finding your bike.

 Photo by Kristin Marra Marek
The bike corral is open Friday: 10 am – 12 midnight; Saturday: 9:30 am-12 midnight; Sunday: 9:30 am-10pm

What happens if I leave my bike past closing time?  Volunteers sell it to the highest bidder. Just kidding, we are ComFest volunteers – we DONATE it to Third Hand Bike Co-op. In all seriousness, try to retrieve your bike  before we close. The corral is not staffed overnight and  ComFest is not responsible for damage or theft after the festival closes for the night.


AVOID PARKING HASSLES: TAKE COTA TO THE FESTIVAL 

PARKING LOTS
(A) Don’t park up the neighborhood!!!
(B) Don’t park, you will be towed! Giant Eagle at Thurber Village
(C) Surface lot: Enter on Kilborne. Pay (currency only) into numbered box slot
(D) Surface lot. Enter from Vine St. $3 daily rate
(E) North Market: DO NOT park before 5pm
(F) Convention Center surface lot
(G. Enter from S side of E Goodale
(H) Convention Center surface lot: Enter from E Nationwide Blvd

(I) Convention Center garage: Enter from E Nationwide.
(J) Surface lot: Enter on Nationwide
(K)
Nationwide Arena Garage
(L) Enter on Front St, N of Nationwide
(M) Nationwide Garage
(N) Arena Grand/Marconi Garage
(O) Nationwide/Chestnut Garage
(P) Convention Center Garage
(Q) Neil Ave Garage
(R) Neil & Broadbelt Surface Lot
(S) Jeffrey Place: Corner of N 4th St and 1st Ave

There are several routes you can take. Some even stop along Goodale Park.

#2 - N High - E Main
#3 - NW Blvd - W Mound, Fri - Sat only
#4 - Indianola - Parsons
#5 - W 5th Ave
#7 - Neil Ave - Whittier
#8 - Hamilton Ave - Frebis
#18 - Kenny Rd
#19 - Arlington/Grandview, Fri only


In addition to COTA’s regular service, the following additional service will be provided during the weekend of 6/26 – 6/28:

Friday, June 26, 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.:
Additional buses will operate between High/Rich Streets downtown & High/Hudson.

Saturday June 27, 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.:
Additional buses will operate between High/Rich Streets downtown & High/Hudson.

Sunday June 28, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.:
Additional buses will operate between High/Rich Streets downtown & High/Hudson.

Local one way fare is $1.50. Drivers do not carry change.
FOR MORE information, call COTA (228-1776), visit the Transit Info Center (60 E Broad), or log on to www.cota.com & try the route planner.


HANDICAPPED PARKING
West side of Dennison - Buttles to Collins. East side of Dennison Buttles to Dennison parking lot.  Park Street at Buttles. All regular handicapped spaces on surrounding streets.  Vehicle must display state-issued disability parking permit.