Kick off the Calgary Stampede with just the tap of a button. With a dedicated Uber Pickup Zone, you can now skip the shuttles and stresses and focus on what really matters—all that Stampede 2018 has to offer. Grab your boots and let’s get this show on the road!
Your 2018 Stampede ride guide
Stampede is one of Calgary’s biggest events of the year and will take place from July 5 – 15. With over 1 million people visiting the city, we expect there will be more requests than usual—especially during the evening hours. Here are a few tips to have a smooth ride, every time.
How to ride like a pro at Stampede
Visit the Uber Pickup Zone
When you’re ready to go home, head to the Uber Pickup Zone, located across the street from Cowboys Casino on 12 Ave. Follow the Uber signs or check your app for instructions—keep an eye out for a big Uber tent.
Hang tight! Stay on the curb and allow your driver to drive towards you at the Uber Pickup Zone. Remember to check for cars when crossing roads and respect road signs.
Split the fare
There’s no need to be a lone ranger. Ride with friends and split the fare instead.
Wrangle up the squad and request an UberXL. Travel conveniently to the rodeo with up to 6 people in one vehicle.
Confirm the licence plate
Before getting into the vehicle, make sure the licence plate and model of the car matches the information shown in the app.
The best way to retrieve an item you may have left in a vehicle is to contact your driver.
The Uber Pickup Zone
Come hang out and relax in our Uber Pickup Zone between 4pm and 3am before heading home. Enjoy free wifi, phone charging stations, water, a photobooth, and more. Meet them curbside on 11 Ave. and you’ll be on your way in no time.
The Uber Pickup Zone is located across from Cowboy Casino on 12 Ave. SE and 3 St. SE. Look for the large Uber tent and signage at the entrance.
Uber Eats at the Uber Pickup Zone
Skip the lines at the midway and fuel up for the big outdoor show with meals from some of Calgary’s favourite restaurants. Whether you’re hankering for lunch before bull riding or a late-night treat after some serious line dancing, check out the Uber Eats blog for our rodeo recommendations.
Rustle up more Calgary grub for less with free delivery through July 31 when you use the code ‘CALGARYDELIVERY‘*
Tips for being a 5-star rider
At Uber, we foster a community of respect for both riders and drivers alike. To keep your account in a good standing and to earn 5-stars every ride, take a peek at our Community Guidelines.
Your driver’s car is their personal vehicle. While we understand that accidents happen, please be respectful of their property. Keep their vehicles clean and under no circumstances is alcohol and/or illegal substances permitted during your trip.
Keep wait time for your driver to a minimum by being ready to ride when they pull up to the curb.
Make sure you have all your belongings
Before exiting the vehicle, take a quick scan of the seat. Don’t forget your cellphone—or your cowboy hat!