How to Use the Bike Rack

Types of bikes allowed

Only conventional single seat, two-wheeled bikes, and recumbent and electric bikes the size of a standard bicycle are allowed on AVTA buses. Bicycles with oversized wheels, tandems and internal combustion engine-powered bicycles are not allowed.  
  • As the bus pulls up, raise your hand to attract the attention of the driver.

  • Before you step in front of the bus, make sure it completely stops and that the driver sees you.  

  • Squeeze the handle on the top of the rack and then lower the rack.  

  • Lift your bike and place its wheels in the trough, with the front wheel toward the spring-loaded bar. 

  •  Raise the spring-loaded bar up and over the front tire and place it on the top of the tire, close to the bike frame.  

  • Remove any loose items or valuables from your bike.  

  • If a bike is already in the front trough, load your bike in the rear trough, with your handlebars in the opposite direction of the front bike. 

  • Board the bus and pay your fare. 

  •  As you near your stop, remind the driver that you will be removing your bike. 

  •  Lower the spring-loaded bar from the tire and lift your bike off the rack.  

  • Fold up the rack if it is empty.  

  • Go to the nearest curbside.

  • Wave to let the driver know you and your bike are clear of the bus.

  • Never cross the street in front of the bus; passing traffic cannot see you coming around the bus!

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