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Bike Racks on Buses

In the spring of 2022, all conventional North Bay Transit buses will be equipped with bike racks that can hold two regular bicycles. There is no extra fare to use the bike rack. Bicycle racks on buses will make it easy for riders to transition between active transportation and public transit. 

Before you board

  • Passengers are responsible for loading, securing and unloading their bikes.
  • All passengers use the bike racks at their own risk. North Bay Transit assumes no liability for lost or damaged bicycles.
  • Make sure the bus has come to a complete stop before stepping in front of the bus.
  • Load and unload your bicycle from the curbside of the bus.
  • Bike racks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ask the driver if you can bring your bike on board the bus only if the bike rack is full or if it is broken. The driver will decide if the bike can be inside the bus safely. This must not compromise the safety or comfort of other customers and the bicycle cannot block the aisle.
  • Bike racks fit bikes with wheels at least 41 cm (16 inches). If your bicycle does not fit on the rack, you must find another way to travel.
  • A driver may refuse access due to unsafe conditions or if your bicycle has any items on it that could block the driver’s vision.
  • Do not lock or chain your bike to the bike rack.
Bus Bike Rack

North Bay Transit's fleet of buses will be equipped with bike racks in the spring of 2022. 

Loading a Bicycle

  • Remove or secure any loose items on your bicycle such as a water bottle or bike lock while you are waiting for the bus.
  • Squeeze the handle at the top of the bike rack to release the latch then fold down the bike rack.
  • Lift your bicycle onto the bike rack, fitting the tires into the wheel slots labeled for front and rear wheels.
  • Pull the support arm out and up over the top of your front tire to secure your bicycle in place.
  • Board the bus. Keep sight of your bicycle during your trip.

Unloading a Bicycle

  • Tell the driver you will be unloading your bicycle, then exit from the front door.
  • Pull the support arm out and down over the tire to release it.
  • Lift your bicycle out of the bike rack.
  • Squeeze handle to release the latch and fold up the bike rack to the locked position if no one else is using it.
  • Carry your bicycle off the roadway to the sidewalk. Signal to the driver that you are clear of the bus.

Bike rack loading instructions.