Bikes On Buses

Votran's Stow & Go service makes it easier to get where you want to go. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

bike loaded on a bike rack

 

 

  1. Ride your bike to the nearest bus stop.
  2. Stow your bike on the rack and board the bus.
  3. When you reach your stop, leave the bus, claim your bike and ride away.
  • Bike racks can hold two bikes, 16" up to 28".
  • Only single-seat, two wheeled bikes are permitted. No motor, tandem or three-wheeled bikes are allowed.
  • Bicyclists pay the same fare as everyone else. There is no extra charge or permit required.
  • VOTRAN is not responsible for personal injury, property damage or property loss arising from use of this equipment. Use at your own risk.

 

  • Before loading your bicycle, remove water bottles, pumps or loose accessories.
  • When the bus arrives, let the operator know you will be loading your bike. Do not step in front of the bus until the driver lets you know it is safe to do so.
  • For safety, be sure to stand only on the curbside of the bus when you load your bicycle.
  • If the rack is folded up, simply pull it down.
  • Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting the wheels into the available slot nearest the bus.
  • Raise and release the support arm over the top of the bike’s front tire, not the fender.
  • Board the bus and pay your fare
  • Sit as close to the front as possible. If the rack is full, you will need to wait for the next bus.

 

 

  • When approaching your stop, let the operator know you will unload your bike and then exit through the front door of the bus.
  • Raise the support arm off the tire, move the arm down and lift your bike out of the rack..
  • Remove your bike quickly and if empty, raise the rack to its upright and locked position.
  • After removing your bike from the rack, return to the curb with your bike and wave to the driver that it is safe for them to proceed.