Bus Bike Loading is Back – E-bikes Not Allowed

Bike racks are coming back! Riders, please take note that during this transition period, there may be racks on some buses and not on others.

Bike loading hours from Mid-April through Labor Day hours are from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm


NO LOADING OF E-BIKES ON RFTA BUS BIKE RACKS.

E-bikes are not allowed to be loaded on RFTA bus bike racks. The bikes can be too heavy and large for the racks.

BIKE LOADING TIPS & RULES

Tips to consider when loading bikes on RFTA bicycle racks:

  • Full Rack: If the rack is full, please wait for the next bus.
  • Loading: You are responsible for loading, securing, and unloading your bicycle from the rack.
  • Alert Bus Driver: Direct the driver’s attention before you load or unload your bike to make sure no one is harmed.
  • Traffic: Do not step into traffic while loading or unloading your bike. Load your bike from the curb. Also, do not cross the street in front of the bus – passing traffic cannot see you coming around the bus.
  • Children: 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.
  • Rack Ready Bike: Before the bus arrives, prepare your bike for loading by removing water bottles, pumps, baskets, or any loose items that might fall off.
  • Not Allowed: All classes of E-Bikes, Fat Bikes, Bicycles with child carriers or panniers, Bike trailers or Burleys, and Xtra-cycle cargo bikes are not allowed to be loaded as they are too heavy and bulky for the racks.
  • Exiting: Use the front door when leaving the bus and notify the driver that you will be unloading your bicycle.
  • Empty Rack: Move the empty rack into the upright position.
  • Problems: If you notice any problems with a rack, alert the bus driver and wait for the next bus—it’s best for everyone’s safety and the safety of your bike.
  • No Bikes Allowed inside of Bus.

Please be aware of designated bike loading stops and fees. For additional information on how to bike and ride with RFTA, please visit the our Bike and Ride page.

Plan your commute accordingly and happy biking!

 

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