- When can I use the bike racks?
- The bike racks are available on all routes and can be used at all times. They can hold two bicycles and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the bike rack is full, please wait for the next available bus. Our bus operators may refuse access to the bike rack in unsafe weather conditions.
- Who can use the bike racks?
- Anyone can use the bike racks. An adult must supervise riders under the age of 12. You are responsible for loading and securing your bike to the rack. Brampton Transit is not responsible for damages caused by or to bicycles, or for lost or stolen bicycles.
- How much does it cost to use the bike racks?
- There's no additional cost for using the bike racks – only your regular bus fare.
- What bicycles can I use?
- The rack is equipped to carry a standard bicycle with the following dimensions:
- tire sizes from 20" to 29"/700c
- up to a 44" wheel base
Tricycles, motorized bicycles and bicycles with child carriers or trailers are not allowed.
- How do I use the bike racks?
- The racks are easy to use and have instruction labels to help you. Before you Bike & Ride, make sure you watch the instructional video.
Bike and Ride Tips
- Remove any loose items that are not permanently attached to your bicycle (e.g., water bottles or travel bags).
- If there are no other bicycles on the rack, use the space closest to the bus.
- Do not lock your bicycle to the rack. The rack arm is designed to keep your bicycle secure while the bus is in transit.
- Allow passengers to unload their bicycles before loading yours.
- Sit or stand near the front of the bus when your bicycle is on the rack.
- Tricycles, motorized bicycles, and bicycles with child carriers or trailers are not allowed on the bike rack.
Click here to watch the instructional video.
Loading Your Bicycle
Before the bus arrives, remove any loose items that are
not permanently attached to your bicycle (e.g., water bottles or travel bags).
Once the bus comes to a complete stop, signal to the Bus Operator that you are
going to be using the bike rack. Wait for the Bus Operator to signal back
before you start loading your bicycle.
Always load and unload your bicycle from the curb side or front of the bus. Do not use locks or
chains to attach your bicycle to the rack.
- Pull the marked handle up to release and lower the rack.
- Load your bicycle, placing the front and rear wheels in the appropriate wheel slots. (A label will indicate where to place the front wheel.)
- After the bicycle is in position, pull the support arm out and place it over the front tire.
Unloading Your Bicycle
Once you arrive at your destination, inform the Bus
Operator that you will be unloading your bicycle.
- Approach the bike rack from the curb side. Raise the support arm off of the front tire and move it down to its loading position.
- Lift your bicycle from the rack towards the curb. If the rack is empty, fold up the rack until it locks into place.
- Carry your bicycle off the roadway to the sidewalk. Never cross in front of the bus. Signal to the Bus Operator that you are clear of the bus, and wait until it is safe to move.