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How to Take Your Bike on the Bus

Getting On the Bus

It’s easy to board the bus with your bike!

  1. Make eye contact with the bus operator and let them know that you want to load a bike on the bike rack.
  2. Use caution as you step in front of the bus to access the bike rack.
  3. To lower the bike rack, push the rack in, squeeze the handle located at the top center of the rack and carefully lower the bike rack.
  4. Lift and place your bike into one of the bike rack trays. If the rack is empty, use the slot closest to the front of the bus. The front wheel of your bike should be on the side where you see a bike securement hook.
  5. Pull the bar hook out, up, and on top of the front wheel close to the handlebars to secure your bike in place.
  6. Once your bike is secure, board the bus and enjoy the ride!

Getting Off the Bus

  1. As you approach your destination, notify the bus operator that you’d like to stop, and exit through the front doors of the bus.
  2. Let the bus operator know that you want to remove your bike from the rack.
  3. Use caution as you step in front of the bus to access the bike rack.
  4. Lift and lower the securement bar hook from the front wheel of your bike and remove your bike from the rack.
  5. Push the hook back into place on the rack.
  6. If there are no more bikes left on the rack, push down on the rack, squeeze the handle, and lift up the rack to secure it into place.
  7. Be aware of your surroundings and oncoming traffic. Look both ways and walk your bike to the curbside of the street. Never cross the street in front of the bus.


  • Bus operators provide quality service to LTD customers. Your help in quickly loading and unloading your bike will ensure that this quality service is maintained.
  • It is your responsibility to load and unload your bike. Bus operators cannot assist you.
  • Remove any bike attachments that may interfere with the operation of bus safety equipment. Bikes that do not properly fit in the rack will not be transported. Bicycles and similar devices may not block aisles or paths of travel.
  • LTD can refuse bike rack service to customers who abuse the service.
  • Only use designated bike racks for locking your bike at bus stops.
    Do not use LTD bus stop poles.
  • On rural routes, bicycles are allowed inside the bus at the operator’s discretion. Customers must secure bikes in the wheelchair areas, and they are required to deboard if a customer needs the wheelchair area. 
  • Bicycles and similar devices powered by fuel other than a battery are not permitted. Battery compartments must be sealed. Devices must weigh under 55 pounds when allowed inside the bus, or under 40 pounds when using the bicycle rack.

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