ST. CLOUD - You can hop on the St. Cloud Metro Bus for free today (Friday). Their "Cleaner-N-Greener Commuter Challenge" kicks off with two days of free rides on the fixed routes.

Today you can ride for free because it's the start of the Earth Day activities in town. And you can also ride for next Friday, April 22nd on the nationally recognized Earth Day.

The Metro Bus commuter challenge runs through June 15th.

It's part of a statewide effort by MnDOT to reduce single occupancy vehicles and promote alternative forms of transportation. When you register for the challenge you'll be entered in a random drawing for prizes.