Roaring Fork Valley


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Glenwood Springs

The 4 Mountain Connector

Woody Creek


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Click here for an updated downloadable brochure in pdf format detailing how to load bikes onto our buses.


RFTA has a bus just for you and your bike! We have taken out half of the seats inside these buses and fit them with special hardware that secures your bike. Come check out our schedule by clicking here and try our special weekend only Bike Express service. Ride the bus up to Aspen and ride downvalley on the Rio Grande Trail!

Bikes on the front of a RFTA bus.



For information regarding the status of Highway 82, please click here.

For road condition information throughout the state of Colorado, please click here.



Bikes on Buses

RFTA provides bicycle racks on its valley fleet, allowing cyclists to ride the bus with their bikes between Aspen and Rifle and points in between.

All of RFTA’s valley buses have front-load racks. There are two different kinds of bike racks on RFTA buses, racks that hold two bikes and racks that hold four bikes. They differ by the way the bikes rest on the arms. Bikes on the two capacity racks are lifted and placed into wheel slots. Bikes on the four capacity racks are hung from support arm of the rack that sticks out from the bus.

It is a first-come, first-served system, except at the Brush Creek Road and Highway 82 Intercept Lot where transferring passengers have priority. If the racks are full, you will need to lock up your bike at the stop, pedal to your destination, or wait for the next bus.

Bikes can only be loaded and unloaded at the following stops:

Rifle - Metro Park

Silt - Highway 6

New Castle - 6th Street
Glenwood - Meadows

Glenwood - Court House

Glenwood - 27th Street
Glenwood - CMC

Carbondale - Park & Ride

Catherine Store

El Jebel - Park & Ride

El Jebel - Willits
Basalt Park & Ride

Pitkin Cty - Buttermilk
Pitkin Cty - Lazy Glen

Pitkin Cty - Old Snowmass
Pitkin Cty - Aspen Village

Brush Creek Intercept Lot
Snowmass - Rodeo/Park
Snowmass - Base Village

Snowmass - Village Mall

Aspen - AABC

Aspen - Maroon Creek

Aspen - Rubey Park

There is a $2.00 per bike user fee, regardless of the distance traveled, in addition to the regular passenger fare. Season Pass and Monthly Pass holders must also pay the $2.00 fee. Only people capable of loading and unloading their own bikes will be allowed to use the bike racks, unless accompanied by an adult who is capable of assisting. The driver is not in a position to assist. 

Bike tires and spokes block headlights. Therefore, bikes are allowed to be loaded only during the following hours. From Mid-April through Labor Day: 6:00am to 7:30 pm; From the day after Labor Day through the 1st Saturday in October: 7:00am to 6:00pm; and From the first Sunday in October through Mid-November: 7:00am to 4:30pm

How do I load my bike onto the bus? Watch this instructional video.