Ride Board

We hope this ride board will facilitate carpooling to the festival, connecting people who need a ride with those who have space in their car.

  • If you’re looking for a ride: Please check the rides offered and post a ride wanted notice.
  • If you have space in your car: Please check the rides wanted and post a ride offer.
  • Everyone is on their own to contact each other and make arrangements.

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Rides Offered

  1. Betty Weiss says:

    I have reserved a shuttle for myself and several bandmates from PDX Airport to Zimfest (one way) on Thursday, Aug. 9. There is room for 3 more passengers, approximate cost $35/person (but the more who ride, the lower the cost per person, down to about $28). If you are landing at PDX around 2 pm, let me know if you want to join us! moc.l1532296194iamg@1532296194ytteb1532296194tahc1532296194

  2. Larry Israel says:

    I have reserved shuttles in both directions between the Portland Airport and Zimfest. Four of us are coming together, and there is room for two more people. Let me know if your flight arrives at PDX on Thursday before 9:30 AM; or if your flight departs PDX on Monday 3:30 PM or later. We will all split the cost, which will be $30-40 per person, one way. The van holds up to 6 people, with one bag each. If there are 3 of you, we may be able to change to a 7-passenger van. moc.l1532296194iamg@1532296194rsiyr1532296194ral1532296194

  3. Larry Israel says:

    Following up on my own post, our return shuttle on Monday afternoon has already filled up. Our Thursday morning trip might also be full (still figuring out). Wow, folks are eager to get rides. Maybe others could book a shuttle and gather up riders going around the same time you are.

  4. Yuko Yasuda says:

    Hello zimfest friends, Im Yuko. i will book a shuttle next weekend.
    i will arrive at pdx on thursday 10:00am.
    i will leave wou on monday 7:30am.
    can anyone ride the same shuttle?
    this is my first trip go to usa.
    im a little worried.

  5. Chuck Rinehart says:

    I can pick up Yuko Yasudo on Thursday at 11 am, when I am likely also picking up Andre Mallinger. I am not available Monday for either persons return trip. No money expected. Please pass this message on to them, with my email and phone 206-719-8450, so I can get confirmation. If one or both of them do not need me on Thursday, I will have space available on my way from Seattle leaving about 7 am

  6. Chuck Rinehart says:

    I no longer have space in my car for Yuko Yasuda on Thursday, and am using this board to communicate with her, as her email or phone are not posted.
    I wish you luck Yuko with getting a ride or sharing a shuttle., and look forward to seeing you at Zimfest.!

    I suggest Yuko posts her request under “rides wanted”, not “ rides offered, or in both places, including an email address to make it easier for her to find a ride or arrange a shuttle.

  7. Lynn Wyckoff says:

    I would like to offer space in my car for one or two people and their luggage from the Seattle area on Thursday morning. I’d like to have some help with driving, too. I’ll either go to Eugene on Monday morning, or perhaps back to Seattle.

  8. Lynn Wyckoff says:

    Sorry, I no longer have space in my car.

  9. Betty Weiss says:

    The Low Flying Knobs 3 will be joining our shuttle group. Shuttle is now full!

  10. Betty Weiss says:

    We are no longer looking for more riders

  11. Yuko Yasuda says:

    Thank you for your kindness, Chuck Rinehart,
    sorry my post is too late.
    last week my job was very hard,
    I couldn’t see this board.
    i try reserve the shuttle.
    because my schedule is earlier than you.
    im happy to see you in zimfest.

    moc.l1532296194iamg@1532296194ageir1532296194gisod1532296194
    (I buy the sim card, my number will tell 9 Aug.)

    thanks, Yuko

Rides Wanted

  1. Amber says:

    Hi Everyone,
    I am looking for a ride from NE Portland near the airport anytime after 6pm on Friday 8/10 and either a ride home Sunday evening or a ride to the Salem Amtrak Train Station being at the station around 5.

    You can email or text me
    moc.l1532296194iamg@153229619481nos1532296194lracr1532296194ebma1532296194
    503-781-0442

    Thanks!!

  2. Erica Azim says:

    I need a ride from the Portland airport Thursday around 1:45 pm, together with 2 or 3 large suitcases of MBIRA merchandise. My flight arrives at 12:30 pm, and I’d like to get to Zimfest promptly to get settled before the teachers’ meeting.

    gro.a1532296194ribm@1532296194acire1532296194

  3. Andre Mallinger says:

    Hello friends,

    I am looking for a ride from the Portland airport to Zimfest around 11:00 am on Thursday. On Monday, after the festival, I will be returning to Olympia, WA and will be needing a ride that morning. I will happily contribute to gas expenses and will share in the driving, if desired.

    If you can help with either leg of this trip, please contact me at:
    720-289-3939 (phone or text)
    moc.l1532296194iamg@1532296194ennaz1532296194ecerd1532296194na1532296194

    Thank you so much!

  4. Brooke Gill says:

    Hi I am looking for a ride from Portland airport to Zimfest Friday August 10th,my plane gets in 7:10 pm,so I am thinking around 7:45pm.Thank you Brooke

  5. Joan DeVerteuil says:

    Help me get to Zimfest! I’m looking for transportation assistance to make it from Vancouver Canada. If nothing else, a lift from /to the nearest train or bus station. Leaving Vancouver on Thursday, have to be back for Monday morning. Any offerings, leads, suggestions are appreciated. Tatenda, thank you, namaste.

  6. Zack Moon says:

    Hi all, first time ZimFest teacher Napoleon Jambwa is looking for a ride from Portland Airport to Zimfest on Wednesday Aug. 8. You can contact Zimfest Guest Coordinator Zack Moon if you are able to assist Mr. Jambwa and the festival in this way.

    zjmwedzi@gmail .com

    Blessings.

  7. Zack Moon/ Moyo Mutamba says:

    Hello all,

    Zimfest teacher Moyo Mutamba is seeking a ride from PDX to the festival late Wednesday night. His flight arrives at 11pm. If anyone was considering coming to the festival late Wednesday, or if anyone who is already at the festival would be willing to make a trip to Portland in order to pick up our dear friend and teacher, Moyo Mutamba, it would be much appreciated.

    We are alternatively looking for someone to host Moyo in Portland Wednesday night as well as a ride to the festival the next day.

    Please contact me at moc.l1532296194iamg@1532296194izdew1532296194mjz1532296194 if you are willing and able to help Moyo and the festival with any of these options.

    Thanks in advance!

  8. Wendy Rochman says:

    Three members of the Low Flying Knobs are looking for a ride on Thursday at around 2:30 or 2:45. Can you help us?

  9. Amber says:

    Hello Everyone!
    A few things I need. I am looking for a ride from Portland after 7:30pm for a friend and I on Friday. Sunday I am looking for a ride to Portland or a ride to the Salem Amtrak Station after 5:30pm.

    Thanks in advance
    Amber

  10. Andre Mallinger says:

    I no longer need a ride to Zimfest, but am still seeking a ride Monday morning from Monmouth either to Olympia, WA or Portland. Thank you so much!

Post Your Ride Offer

If you will have space in your car on the way to or from Zimfest, please fill out this form. In the large field directly below, be sure to provide your email address or phone number and the location and day of your travel. You may want to state your expectations regarding expenses and driving.

Your message will not appear right away. After our moderator has approved it, your message will appear in the Rides Offered section to the left, and will be emailed to many of our subscribers.

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When you are no longer offering a ride (when you’ve found your riders), please let us know and we will delete your post.

Post Your Ride Wanted

If you’re looking for a ride to or from Zimfest, please fill out this form. In the large field directly below, be sure to include your email address or phone number and the location and day of your travel. You may want to offer to share expenses and driving.

Your message will not appear right away. After our moderator has approved it, your message will appear in the Rides Wanted section to the left, and will be emailed to many of our subscribers.

(required and will be published)

When you are no longer looking for a ride (when you’ve found a ride), please let us know and we will delete your post.