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Expand Your Horizons: Bring Your Bike Onboard OC Bus

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.