Bike-n-Bus with Mountain Metro!
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With the bike-n-bus program, passengers can use their bicycles for part of the trip and bus for the rest! Bicycle racks are mounted on the front of each Mountain Metro bus, and passengers may load a bicycle at any bus stop. These easy-to-use bike racks can hold two bikes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of one bike per person. (Please note, for safety reasons, bicycles are not permitted on the inside of the bus. If the rack is full, please wait for the next available bus.) The process is quick and easy, usually taking 20 seconds or less and there is no charge for your bicycle.
Keeping Your Bike Secure
o Tires, not the frame, secure bicycles.
o Bicycle hooks may not be used on bikes the rack.
o It is the customer's responsibility to load and unload his/her bicycle.
o Bus operators cannot monitor bicycles and passengers unloading them.
o Please note that Mountain Metropolitan Transit is not responsible for theft, damage, or injury that occurs loading and unloading, acts by third parties, or any other related incidents. Patrons/cyclists are solely responsible for the safety of their cycles.
Types of Bikes Permitted to Load
o Maximum of two bikes per bus rack.
o Single seat, two-wheeled bikes only.
o Bikes as small as 16" will fit on the rack.
o No motor-powered bikes allowed.
How to Use the Bike Racks - CLICK FOR VIDEO!
o Please load and unload your bike from the curbside. Have your bike ready to load as the bus approaches.
o It is the cyclist's responsibility to read and comply with the following.
o Secure your bike on the front-mounted rack.
o Enter the bus, pay your fare, and tell the bus operator where you will be deboarding.
o Upon leaving the bus, remind the bus operator you will be removing your bike from the rack.
o After removing your bike, fold up the rack if it is empty.
o If a bike rack is inoperative, or broken, please notify the bus operator and wait for the next available bike rack equipped bus.
To Load Your Bike
o Lower the rack located on the front of the bus with one hand. If there is a bike in one of the rack positions, use the other available securement position. If the bike rack is full, please wait for the next available bus.
o After lowering the rack, lift your bike into the available wheel well. If only one bike is being loaded, put it in the position nearest the bus, handlebars toward the curb. Labels are on the racks as reminders.
o The bike support arm is in the down position when not in use. Swing the (spring-loaded) arm up and over the front tire after the bike is placed in the rack and ensure that it holds the bike securely.
To unload your bike, reverse the above.