Hey Idrees. I feel like most the time the decision comes down to weather and time. Unless the bus route is direct, with no transfers, it was usually faster to ride my bike. However there are some places I did not feel safe riding (i.e. Beltline to Woodland Mall, 28th St, etc.) or it was too cold outside (I'm not into the snow tires or riding on ice). The church vans wasn't a Grand Rapids service, it was more the churches that knew transportation around GR was a problem provided a temporary solution. Overall this was fine, but it limits your options and can be difficult to time around (since you are only given one option of when to leave and return).