Plan Ahead: Multiple RideKC bus routes will be altered for Kansas City Marathon

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you rely on RideKC to get to get around town or will be using the bus system to get to work Saturday, Oct. 15, you’ll want to note the reroutes taking place during the Kansas City Marathon.

RideKC says they will reroute most buses in Kansas City south of the Missouri River for the Waddell and Reed Kansas City Marathon.

The changes will affect 18 routes, including Main St. MAX and Troost MAX. Streets will be closed in Downtown, Crown Center, south Kansas City, midtown and The Plaza. Street closures will begin at 3 a.m., and the race begins at 7:05 a.m.  Streets will reopen and buses will return to regular route as the race clears the affected areas.

RideKC says they encourage riders to plan ahead and travel early.

Full reroute information is posted here.

RideKC also says in order to help customers travel inside the area that is surrounded by the marathon, The Metro will operate shuttles. One will travel between Crown Center and 11th & Wyandotte. Another will travel between Waldo and The Plaza. A third will use Oak from Volker to 44th.