How to load your bike on a bus!

Before your Bus Arrives

Prepare your bike for loading. Remove water bottles, pumps, and other loose items
that could fall off while the bus is in motion. Be ready to load your bike.


Loading Bikes

  1. Inform the bus driver that you are loading your bike. You must load your bike from the curb or in front of the bus. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike.
  2. Squeeze the handle up to release the latch, then fold down the bike rack. You can do this with one hand while holding your bike with your other hand.
  3. Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting wheels into labeled wheel slots. Each wheel slot is clearly labeled for the front wheel. The purpose of the directional placement is to make the bike nearest the bus easier to unload.
  4. Raise the Support Arm up and over the front tire so the hook rests at the highest point on the front wheel. This is necessary for the safe operation of the rack.
  5. Board the bus and enjoy the ride! Choose a seat near the front of the bus to keep an eye on your bike. DON’T FORGET you have a bike with you when you get off at your stop. New riders sometimes do!

Unloading Bikes

  1. Make sure to inform the bus driver that you will be unloading your bike as you approach your stop. Use the front door to exit the bus. Unload your bike from in front of the bus or from the curb, not from the street side.
  2. Raise the Support Arm off the tire. The support Arm automatically folds down to a secure position.
  3. Lift your bike out of the bike rack.
  4. Squeeze the handle and fold up the Bike if there are no bikes on the rack and no one else is waiting to load their bike. The bike rack locks in place with a snap so you know that it is secure.
  5. Step away from the bus with your bike. Always step to the curb, for your own safety and to allow the bus to proceed onward.



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