Bike Information

Bikes on the bus

All CCTA buses are equipped with easy to use bike racks, which hold 2 bikes. Each bike is held securely by a spring-loaded clamp. The bikes don’t touch the bus or the other bike on the rack. There is no extra charge for bringing your bike on the bus. You must load and unload your own bike. If yours is the first bike on the rack, please use the rack closest to the bus so that a second bike will be easier to load. Bike racks are available on a first come, first served basis.

Ten bike lockers are also available on the Waterfront area of Burlington, courtesy of CCTA. Stop by Local Motion on the Waterfront for location and pricing information. CCTA has also installed bike racks around the region to create a stronger link between bikes and buses and to promote transportation alternatives to the automobile.

Front-mounted Bike Racks

Step #1:

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Place bicycle tires in the tire frame.

Step #2:

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With bike in place, pull spring-loaded clamp over your front tire.  Always confirm that your bike is secured in the rack before getting on the bus.  If you need assistance just ask the driver for instructions on how to load your bike.

Step #3:

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To remove your bike, pull the clamp up to release and gently fold it down to it’s starting position.

Step #4:

Remove your bike and ride safely!

Guide to Driver-assisted Bike Loading on New Link Express Buses.

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Loading Step #1:

Signal to the driver that you need to load your bike. The driver will open the bike compartment and pull out the rack for you. Passengers are not permitted to open the bike compartment themselves.

Loading Step #2:

Lift your bike into the rack and position the handle bars and pedals in the designated spaces. If your bike is the first one in the rack, make sure to use the bottom slot. Then the driver will raise the top bike slot so you can load your bike.

Loading Step #3:

Please make sure your pedals are facing the correct direction, and that you are able to see the bottom pedal through the rack (photo below). You are done and ready to board the bus! The driver will close the bike compartment for you.

Loading Step #4:

Tell the driver as you get off the bus that you need to unload your bike. The driver will open the bike compartment and pull the rack out for you. Passengers are not permitted to open the bike compartment themselves.

Unoading Step #1:

Tell the driver as you get off the bus that you need to unload your bike. The driver will open the bike compartment and pull the rack out for you. Passengers are not permitted to open the bike compartment themselves.

Unloading Step #2:

If your bike is in the top slot, simply lift it up and out. If your bike is in the bottom slot, the driver will raise the top bike slot so you may access your bike.

Unloading Step #3:

You’re all set to continue on your way. The driver will close the bike compartment for you.

For more detailed information and photos of LINK bus racks, download this PDF Bike Guide