Most OC Buses have a bike rack in front that can carry three bikes at a time. Bike racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the rack is full, bikes are not permitted inside buses, except for the last trip of the day.
Loading your bike
- All bikes must fit within these specs:
- Wheel Size: 20 - 29 inches in diameter
- Wheelbase: 44 inches maximum axle to axle
- Tire Width: No more than 2.35 inches maximum
- Be prepared to load your bike when the bus approaches. Remove water bottles, pumps and other loose items.
- Alert the coach operator that you are going to use the bike rack.
- Load your bike from curbside in front of the bus.
- If the bike rack is up, release it by pulling down with one hand.
- Lift your bike onto the bike rack and fit the wheels into the proper slots.
- Raise the support arm over the front tire. A spring will pull the arm back, securely latching your bike.
Unloading your bike
- Before the bus approaches your stop, tell the coach operator that you will be removing your bike.
- From curbside in front of the bus, raise the support arm off the tire.
- Lift your bike out of the rack.
- Fold up the rack if no one will be using it. The rack will automatically lock in place.
- Step away from the bus with your bike.
Points to remember
- Never walk or stand in front of oncoming traffic while loading or unloading your bike.
- The coach operator may not leave the bus to help load or unload bicycles.
- The bike racks are easy to use. You can load or unload your bike in less than 20 seconds.
- The bike nearest the bus can be unloaded without removing the front bike.
- The bike rack touches only the rubber tires and will not scratch or damage your bike.
For more information about using a bike rack on OC Bus, visit here.