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Licence 2 Ride

The City’s Licence 2 Ride is offered to youth aged 12–15 and provides the chance to ride for free on Barrie Transit & play for free at the City's three recreation centres

The Licence 2 Ride Pass (L2R) is intended to build future transit riders through education and familiarity of the system, along with motivating a healthy lifestyle by providing access to Recreation facilities and programming. The L2R pass permits free unlimited use on Barrie Transit and access to drop-in recreation programs at any of the three main recreation centers.

2022 Applications Now Open

Applications for a Licence 2 Ride Pass are open from May 9 to June 30 on a first come first serve basis. Check out the  Licence2Ride Pass Application for eligibility and application information.

Getting Involved is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Complete the application form and bring it to a City of Barrie Recreation Centre for processing

2. Sign up for a Rider's Ed session and Youth Fitness Orientation session to get great safety guidance and user tips

3. Starting June 30th, use your pass to explore the City of Barrie!

Oh the Places You'll Go!

Here’s a list of some of the places licence-holders could explore and activities they could enjoy with their Licence 2 Ride. Remember your licence gets you free rides on ALL Barrie Transit routes. The Licence 2 Ride must be clearly displayed to the bus driver when boarding Barrie Transit.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does the pass cost?

    The Licence 2 Ride is completely free for 12-15 year-olds. 2022 applicants' date of birth must be between January 1 2007 and December 31 2010.

    Why is the pass only for 12- to 15-year olds?

    The Licence 2 Ride is intended to encourage this target age group to get comfortable taking public transit, become future customers and to be better connected with the community via transportation.

    How does someone get a Licence 2 Ride?

    2022 applications will be accepted between May 9 and June 30, 2022.  Applicants will be required to fill out a Licence2Ride Pass Application, print and sign it (you'll need a parent or guardian signature), and bring it into a City of Barrie Community Centre. Hard copies of the form were also available at Allandale, East Bayfield, and Peggy Hill Team Community Centres.

    Where does the Licence 2 Ride allow holders to travel?

    The Licence 2 Ride is exclusive to Barrie Transit routes.​

    Could a parent or sibling of a Licence 2 Ride Pass holder travel for free?

    Only the photographed Licence 2 Ride holder is eligible to ride for free, all other riders must pay the applicable fare. Passes will be confiscated by Transit Authority if used fraudulently or reproduced illegally.

    Are the free recreation drop-ins valid at all community centres?

    Yes, all City-operated drop-ins will accept and scan your Licence 2 Ride to allow unlimited free drop-ins during the set time period in which the licence is valid.

    What if I lose my Licence 2 Ride?

    You will need to bring one piece of identification to any City of Barrie Community Centre to verify your identity. A card replacement fee of $5 will be charged.

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