We can't make any promises about free lunches, but there's definitely such a thing as a free ride today as Rogue Valley Transportation District gets going on several days of events to encourage alternative transportation.

We can't make any promises about free lunches, but there's definitely such a thing as a free ride today as Rogue Valley Transportation District gets going on several days of events to encourage alternative transportation.

Rides are free all day on all routes in the bus system, which runs between Ashland and White City. A complete schedule is available here.

Also today, Ashland celebrates International Car Free Day with a free festival from 4 to 7 p.m.

Take in live music, a bicycle rodeo and information on Oak Street between Lithia Way and Main Street; just don't hop in the car to get there.