How Do I Use the Bike Rack?
Some ride their bike to the bus stop. Others ride the bus so they can get to the bike trails. Whatever your reason for bringing your bike along when riding METRO, we think it's great! We discovered that bikes and buses are as compatible as peanut butter and jelly: they make the perfect match! All METRO buses are equipped with easy-to-use bike racks. Take your bike along for the ride by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Get Ready
Remove all loose items from your bike.
Step 2: Load Your Wheels*
Let the Bus Operator know you are loading a bike. First, squeeze the release handle and slowly lower the bike rack. Then, lift your bike onto the rack and place the wheels in the slots. If there are no other bikes in the rack, make sure you put your bike's front wheel to keep it safely in place. You're all set to board the bus and pay your fare!
*METRO bike racks will fit most bikes with 16-inch tires or larger. Tandems, recumbents, mopeds, and tricycles cannot be placed on the bike racks.
Step 3: Unload
When you're nearing your stop, let the Bus Operator know you will be unloading your bike. To unload, lower the security bar from your front tire and remove your bike from the rack. Raise the bike rack if no other bikes are using it. Once the bus pulls away, you can get rolling!
To see it in action, watch the tutorial on our YouTube channel @yourMETRObus!