Bikes on transit
Being a bike commuter can be a multi-modal experience. The transit systems listed below are equipped with bike racks on their buses. Check out their local websites for their availability. Some transit systems only have their bike racks mounted on their buses during certain seasons.
- Albert Lea Transit
- Brainerd/Crow Wing County Transit
- Duluth Transit Authority
- East Grand Forks Transit
- LaCrescent Apple Express
- Mankato Heartland Express
- Metro Transit bus and LRT
- Moorhead Metropolitan Area Transit
- Paul Bunyan Transit
- Rochester Public Transit
- St. Cloud Metro Bus
Transit added to a bike commute can really cut down on time getting to work. Some bike commuters choose to cycle to a park and ride lot near their homes and take a bus to work. Then on their ride back home they may take the "long way" home when more time might be available.
Loading and unloading your bike from a bus
Always make sure your bike is free of loose items and water bottles before loading your bike on the rack. There are 5 easy steps to putting a bike on a bike rack mounted to the front of a transit bus.
Step 1. Prepare your bike for loading and tell the bus driver that you will be loading your bike. Always load your bike from curbside.
Step 2. Squeeze and pull up on the release latch to pull the folded rack down.
Step 3. Pull rack all the way down until it is parallel with the ground.
Step 4. Load the bike onto the bike rack, fitting wheels into the slots.
Step 5. Raise the support arm over the front tire to secure the bike. Never over the fender.
Tell the driver before leaving the bus that you will be unloading your bike from the rack. Raise the support arm and lift your bike out of the rack. If the bike rack is empty fold bike rack into upright position and secure. (Photos courtesy of Fort Collins, CO)