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Easy Riders from Bacoa


Reliable transportation is key to maintaining independence. Safely get where you need to go without hassle. Bacoa’s Easy Riders program offers free transportation for older adults throughout the Barrington Area. Our volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments, Bacoa events, and local errands.

This service runs Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Available by appointment only
  • 7-days advanced notice required
  • Free ride service

If you or an older adult in your life needs a ride, call Bacoa at 847-381-5030.

Rides must be scheduled at least one week in advance. To qualify for Easy Riders, participants must be able to enter and exit a vehicle without assistance.

Other Local Ride Services


This service runs Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Reservations can be made from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. for the following day

This critical service is coordinated by Bacoa, with funding based on ridership, provided by each of the member villages within the Barrington Area Council of Governments, including Barrington and Cuba Townships. Additional funding comes from PACE and rider fees.

  • Rides to medical appointments can be made up to a week in advance.
  • $2 fare each way (Exact change to be paid to the driver)
  • Call 800-451-4599 for reservations
Connections to Care (Formerly Escorted Transportation Service Northwest)

Connections to Care is a volunteer-based transportation service for older adults for health-related appointments.

  • Available by appointment only
  • 7-days advanced notice is required
  • $15 donation for each round-trip ride ($7.50 for one-way rides)
  • Call 847-222-9227 to schedule an appointment
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Transportation is available to and from the main hospital campus, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Fitness Center, and other outpatient locations.

Available for residents living in the following zip codes: 60010, 60012, 60013, 60014, 60021, 60042, 60047, 60050, 60051, 60067, 60074, 60084, 60156 and 60102

  • Available by appointment only
  • 24-hour advanced notice required
  • A minimal fee is required
  • Call 844-574-5700 to schedule an appointment

We’re here for you.

Bacoa is your connection to helpful resources. Our team is ready to assist with any aging-related needs. We look forward to connecting with you.