Bikes on Buses

Taking your bike with you on the bus is easy.

Here is a great video that will show you how.

Each rack holds two bikes. Cyclists are responsible for loading, unloading and securing their bikes. Bus operators cannot leave the bus to provide assistance. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the bike rack.

Loading Your Bike:

1)      As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load. Remove water bottles, pumps, or any loose item that might fall off.

2)      Tell the bus operator that you’re loading your bike. Don’t assume the operator sees you.

3)      Load and unload from the curb side only…do not step out into traffic.

4)      Pull up on the handle to release the folded bike rack.

5)      Lift the bike onto the rack, fitting wheels into slots. Slots are labeled for front and rear tires.

6)      Raise the spring loaded support arm over the top of the front tire. The support arm should rest on the tire – not the fender or frame.

Unloading Your Bike:

1)      Tell the operator that you need to unload your bike as you approach your stop.

2)      Raise the support arm off the tire and move it down, out of the way.

3)      Lift the bike out of the rack.

4)      REFOLD THE BIKE RACK INTO THE UP AND LOCKED POSITION IF NO OTHER BIKE IS IN THE RACK.

5)      Notify the operator when you are done unloading.

6)      Return to the curb with your bike and wait for the bus to leave before entering traffic.