About the Roadeo

The Michigan Small Bus Roadeo is an event to honor and celebrate the value of rural and community transit operators, the backbone of the Transportation industry. This exciting event draws drivers from around the State to compete for top scores on a course that tests skills on every level of the drivers’ abilities, with a primary focus on safe operations and passengers sensitivity.

This year the roadeo will be held at the Michigan State Police Test Track in Lansing on April 13, 2019. Registration, meetings for judges and drivers and the written test will be held at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West and the skills test will be held at the MSP Test Track. All participatns must report to the Crowne Plaza to register. A shuttle will be provided between the hotel and MSP Test Track.

How to Register

For more information and for the schedule of the days activities, view the Roadeo Schedule. If you would like to participate, then download the Roadeo Registration Form and follow the instructions on the form to submit.

There is no extra fee for those registering with a credit card!

How to Prepare

Here are some key tips on preparing for the roadeo:

  1. All questions on the written test will come from the CDL manual or the What Every Driver Must Know. Both are available for free online.

  2. The driving course is based on CTAA guidance. We use their measurements for the problems for consistency. Also, please remember to engage your on-board judges, greet them, etc.

  3. The pre-trip and wheel chair securement are timed. You know how to do these, don’t let your nerves get you.

  4. Question - please feel free to ask questions from us, no we will not give you the answers to the questions or the course layout, but we do want you to succeed and have fun!

If you have additional questions, please contact us at roadeo@masstrans.org.

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Roadeo Location

Michigan State Police (MSP) Test Track
7146 N. Canal Road, Lansing, MI


Crowne Plaza Lansing West
925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing
Discount Code: SST ($108/night)