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Free Bus Rides on ALL Routes Available in Cincinnati for Bengals Home Opener

There will be free rides on Metro buses in Cincinnati when the Bengals kick off their season against the Baltimore Ravens.

For the third season, Miller Lite (and Stagnaro Distributing) is partnering with Metro to offer free rides on all bus routes on Sunday, September 10.

“As a company, MillerCoors believes that drunk driving is  preventable and is committed to making sure football fans in the Bengals community can enjoy Miller Lite and game day responsibly,” said Diane Wager, alcohol responsibility manager for MillerCoors. “Through continued partnerships with Metro and Stagnaro Distributing, the Free Rides program lets fans enjoy games while providing a safe and free transportation alternative.”

The Cincinnati Bengals kick off their season on Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m. Miller Lite Free Rides will be available for fans heading to and from Paul Brown Stadium on all Metro bus routes beginning at 7 a.m. to midnight. Route and schedule information is available at

“We’re excited to partner with Miller Lite once again to offer free bus rides on game-day,” said Dwight A. Ferrell, Cincinnati Metro CEO & General Manager. “Our top priority is always the safety and security of our customers, so we’re pleased to provide Bengals fans with an easy and convenient way to enjoy the home opener.”

“We’re proud to be partnering with Miller Lite and Metro to bring Free Rides back to Cincinnati for the Bengals’ home opener,” said Mike Stagnaro, CEO, Stagnaro Distributing. “We hope people will make a plan and let the Free Rides program be their designated driver on game day to keep our roadways safe.

"As part of the 2025 Global Goals MillerCoors developed in partnership with Molson Coors, we aim to implement impactful programs to prevent drunk driving in every market where we sell beer. Designated driver and safe ride programs like Miller Lite Free Rides are critical components of meeting that goal."

Since the Free Rides program’s inception 29 years ago, safe rides have been provided to more than 5 million people in 26 cities. Over the past two football seasons, Miller Lite provided more than 41,000 free rides to Bengals fans. The program has earned the full support of state and local law enforcement and is part of MillerCoors overall commitment to preventing drunk driving.

-Staff report

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