ETS has bike racks on the front of all buses*. There are no bike racks on On Demand Transit buses. Racks fit a regular adult-sized bike, but not “fat bikes” or children's bikes. Using the rack is easy. Loading and unloading your bike takes approximately 20 seconds. Easy-to-follow instructions are printed directly on the rack.
The bike rack holds two bicycles. Space on the bike rack is first-come, first-served. If the bike rack is full, you will have to wait for the next bus.
Bicycles, including folding bicycles, are not allowed inside the bus for safety reasons.
ETS is not responsible for damages caused by or to bicycles on ETS property.
Bicycles are loaded and unloaded individually from the curb side of the bus. Before the bus arrives, get your bike ready for loading by removing any loose objects (like water bottles and pumps) that could fall off while the bus is in motion. Indicate to the operator from the curb that you will be loading your bike on the front rack.
Cyclists are responsible for properly securing their own bikes to the rack. For safety reasons, the operator cannot leave the bus to help load or unload bikes.
- Squeeze handle up to release latch; then fold down the bike rack
- Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting the tires into the wheel slots. Each slot is labelled for front and rear wheels.
- Pull the support arm out and up over the top of the front tire to secure it in place
Board the bus and pay your fare. Your bike rides free!
Before you reach your stop, tell the operator you will be unloading your bike, then exit by the front door.
- Pull the support arm out and down over the front tire to release it
- Lift your bike out of the bike rack
- Fold up the rack to the locked position if the rack is empty and no one else is waiting to load their bike
Please allow passengers with bicycles who are leaving the bus to remove their bicycles first, before loading another bike.
Specs for Bikes on Buses
|Bike Specifications Carrying Capacity
|Max Tire Width
* Due to mechanical failure or other technical challenge, there may be occasions when a bus does not have a bike rack.
Please Note: Bikes and folding bicycles are not permitted in bike racks on ETS buses providing inter-municipal highway trips (Routes 540, 560, 561, 580 and 747). The bike racks were not designed to securely hold a bike at highway speed and there is the potential for a bike to become loose and fall off during the trip.