Bike & Ride Tips
All Metro buses are equipped with bike racks that can accommodate 2 bikes, so bike commuting through rush hour traffic or inclement weather is as easy as putting your bike on the bus. Follow these simple guidelines and bike and bus to work, school, or play.
- As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load from the curbside. Signal to the operator that you want to load your bike.
- Remove any items such as bags, water bottles, or any other attachments that may fall off or create a hazard.
- Grab the bar on the front of the bike rack and pull down to unfold it.
- Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting the tires into the wheel slots. If no other bikes are on the rack, use the inside slot first.
- Pull the support arm out and up over the front tire to secure it in place. If you have a bike lock, you may now secure your bike to the rack.
- Before you get off the bus, tell the driver you want to unload your bike.
- Pull the support arm out and down to release it from the tire. If you’ve locked your bike to the rack, be sure to unlock it now.
- Lift your bike out of the rack and onto the curb. If the rack is empty, fold up the rack to the locked position. Stand clear of the bus.
- Signal to the driver when finished.
Bike & Ride Tips
- The driver is not allowed to help you load or unload your bike. Passengers are responsible for unfolding the bike rack and loading, securing, and removing the bike from the rack.
- The bike rack is made to hold 2 bikes and is secured on the front of the bus. Metro's electric buses are able to hold 3 bikes. Bikes are not allowed inside the bus. The first person using the bike rack must load their bike in the slot closest to the bus. The next person must load their bike with the handlebars in the opposite direction of the first bike.
- No motor-powered bicycles or skateboards of any kind are permitted on Metro buses. Bikes with child seats, large carriers, or other attachments are considered hazardous and are not allowed.
- Metro is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bikes or bike attachments.
- Your bike rides free with your paid fare!