How do I know which buses allow bikes?
Easy! Every MTD bus and van is equipped with a bike rack on the front of the vehicle.
How many bikes can each vehicle hold?
Each bike rack holds 2 bicycles.
Ok, I’m ready to catch a bus with my bike—what do I do?
Be ready to load your bike as the bus approaches your designated stop. Remove water bottles, pumps, and any loose items that might fall off. Make sure you have the attention of the Operator before you step in front of the bus to load your bike on the rack. Follow these steps:
- To access the folded bike rack, squeeze the chrome handle and slowly lower the rack, being careful not to let it drop.
- Lift your bike onto the rack and fit the wheels into the slots. Each slot is labeled for the front and rear wheels. If no other bike is on the rack, please insert yours into the slot closest to the bus so that the next person can access the front slot.
- Raise and release the wheel lock arm from its magnetized base and place it over the top of the front tire. A spring pulls the arm back, holding the bike securely. Make sure this arm is resting on the tire and not the frame.
I’m at my destination. Do I do anything special since I’m traveling with a bike?
To alight from a bus and retrieve your bicycle from the bike rack, inform the Operator before you get off the bus that you will be removing your bike from the rack. Next, walk to the front of the bus, and face the Operator. To remove your bike, raise the lock arm off the tire and return it to its magnetic base. Lift your bicycle out of the rack toward the curb. If there are no other bikes on the rack, return the rack to its upright position.
What if the bike racks are full, can I just board the bus with my bike?
Unless your bicycle is a folding bike, you may not board the bus with your bicycle. Please wait for the next bus to arrive so that you can use a bike rack. Bicycles on buses can block the aisle, cause trip hazards for others, and slow down boardings and alightings. Thank you for being courteous to your fellow passengers.