Bikes & Scooters
Want to bring your bike or scooter along when you ride RTS? Take advantage of the bike racks you’ll find on RTS vehicles.
Each vehicle's bicycle rack is capable of handling two bikes with standard bike tires (maximum of 29”/700c tire size and up to a 44” wheel base). Electric battery powered bicycles with standard tires are allowed on the bike rack provided they have a sealed gel, lithium Ion, or NiCad batteries and that they fit safely in the bike rack. Bicycles must not exceed 55 lbs.
Bikes are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the rack is full, please wait for the next bus. Customers wishing to transport bikes should first notify the operator that they are loading or unloading a bike before approaching the bike rack.
How to load your bike on a bike rack
- Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
- Signal to the Operator that you will be loading your bicycle and that the Bus Operator sees you before you step in front of the bus.
- Always approach the bus from the sidewalk side – not the street side – so you will notice if the bus is about to leave.
- Place your bike on its kickstand on the ground in front of the bus.
- Release the bike rack by firmly grasping the silver handle located in the center of the bike rack and squeeze until the rack releases, slowly lower the rack.
- Look for the area labeled “FRONT WHEEL.” Lift your bike into the rack so the front tire rests in the area labeled “FRONT WHEEL” and the back tire rests in the slot behind it.
- To secure your bike for transport, grasp the padded tension bar, “J-Hook” and pull up and slide the “J-Hook” so it rests on the top of your front tire.
- Once the bike is firmly in place, remove any loose items or valuables, including panniers.
- Bicycle handlebars or baskets must not obstruct driver’s view.
- Your bike is now secure and you may board the bus.
How to unload your bike from a bike rack
- When leaving, remind the Operator that you’re going to remove your bike from the rack. If on the bus, exit through the rear doors.
- To remove the bike, simply lift the tension bar, return it to the stowed and locked position and remove your bike.
- After removing your bike, if there are no other bikes on the rack, lift the rack up until the latch clicks into place and is secure.
- Move your bike onto the curb and wait until the bus passes.
- Please remember, you are responsible for the loading and unloading of your bicycle. RTS is not responsible for any theft or damage while a bike is mounted on a rack or any loss or damage at any RTS facility.
Children and Bike Racks
- Children’s bicycles are permitted provided that the “J-Hook” fits snugly over the front tire of the bicycle.
- Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult when loading or unloading their bicycle from the rack.
Riding with a Foldable Bike or Scooter
You may carry the following on to a RTS vehicle as long as it can be folded and fit under your seat or sit on your lap:
- electric scooters with sealed gel, lithium Ion, or NiCad batteries
- non-powered scooters
- foldable bicycles (non-motorized)
Please note that RTS Operators have the discretion to deny foldable bicycles/scooters that cannot be reasonably and safely stored under the seat, or stowed safely on the exterior bike rack.
Keep at Home: Items not allowed
Please do not bring the following on board RTS vehicles:
- Gasoline cans, car batteries, hover boards, gas-powered vehicles or objects too large to fit under your seat.
- Non-foldable bikes and scooters.
- Electric bikes with liquid lead acid batteries or gas powered are not permitted in the bike rack or on-board the bus.
Additional important Info
- Customers are responsible for loading, securing and removing their bikes from the racks. For safety reasons, Bus Operators cannot leave the bus to help you.
- Bike racks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each rack can carry two bicycles. If the rack is full, please wait for the next bus.
- RTS is not responsible for any theft or damage while a bike is mounted on a rack or at any RTS facility.