Types of bikes allowedOnly 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!