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Bikes on buses make a great team.


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Both are environmentally friendly, economical and fun ways to travel. Combined, they can help you travel farther, faster.

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Bicycling has great advantages, however, unexpected weather or other challenges may make the bus a very welcome way to complete the journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bikes on Buses
A Riders Guide to Safe Cycling

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EXTRAS
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KID'S BIKES & HELMETS
RIDER STATISTICS
SCENIC ROUTES
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RESOURCES
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CHOOSING A BIKE
ELECTRIC BIKES
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Safety always comes first.  When you are loading or unloading your bike, never step to the street side of the bus.  Moving traffic can pose a risk.

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Riders are responsible to properly load and unload your bicycle and do so at your own risk.

Now you can ride the bus and ride your bike - in the same trip.

Merced County Transit buses are equipped with front-mounted racks to allow riders to combine biking and busing for work, school, shopping, or fun trips.

The entire fleet is bike accessible. The Bikes on Buses program allows TheBus to serve another transportation need in the community.

Bikes on THE BUS Basics

       Safety always comes first. When you are loading or unloading your bike, never step to the street side of the bus. There could be moving traffic.

       Your bicycle must be no larger than 80 inches long and 48 inches high. No motors, child carriers, or other bulky attachments can be accommodated due to weight and space limitations.

       At the bus stop, have your bike ready to go as the bus approaches. Remove water bottles, pumps, or other objects that might fall off during the trip. 

Loading Your Bike

Tell the bus operator that you are going to load your bike onto the rack. the driver will acknowledge you. This is your signal that the operator is ready for you to load your bike. Load your bike while other passengers are boarding. If passengers getting off the bus wish to remove their bikes, let them do so first.

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Unloading Your Bike
  1. As the bus approaches, tell the driver you'll be removing your bike from the rack.
  2. Raise support arm off the tire and move it down out of the way.
  3. Lift the bike out of the rack.
  4. If no other bike is in the rack, refold bike rack into the up and locked position.
  5. Notify the driver when done unloading.
  6. Return to the curb with your bike and wait for the bus to leave before entering traffic.

To learn more about bikes on TheBus, please print the brochure in English or Spanish

Merced County Transit is not responsible for damages incurred to or caused by bicycles on transit system property, and is not liable for damage to bicycles that are loaded improperly. You are responsible for properly loading your bicycle and must do so at your own risk.

 

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This page was last updated on January 23, 2012