St. Cloud's Metro Bus Services will be free Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27 as part of Free Ride Weekend. It's their way of saying 'thank you' for 50 years of being in business in the area.

Metro Bus started providing rides for central Minnesotans in 1969. According to the Metro Bus website, they provide over 16 million rides each year.

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The free rides will include all Metro Bus services like; Fixed Route, Connex and Northstar Link.

Metro Bus will also be holding an open house on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.at the Metro Bus Operations Center on Franklin Avenue in northeast St. Cloud. They'll have two tours of their facilities.