Service Alert: TART Winter Services Begin December 14th. Park & Ride the BUS this Winter!

Bike & Ride

Bike & Ride Rules

  • Bicycles are allowed on all TART buses, including Dial-A-Ride service.
  • Capacity is 3 bikes per bus.
  • Bike rack space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Passengers must be able to load and unload their bikes without assistance.
  • Placer County is not responsible for damage to bicycles.
  • Bicycles are not allowed inside buses at any time due to safety issues. An exception may be made by the driver on the last run of the day only, in order to prevent a passenger from being stranded, and depending on the number of other riders on the bus at the time.
  • Bike lockers and racks are provided at the Tahoe City Transit Center. Placer County does does not provide bicycle storage lockers at other stops.

Loading your Bike

  1. When the bus approaches and stops, have your bike ready to load. Signal to the driver that you will be loading a bike. Approaching from the curbside, lower the rack by grasping the handle and pulling down.
  2. After lowering the rack, place the bike into either of the rack’s wheel wells. Remove any loose items or valuables from your bike, such as panniers.
  3. Finally, pull the support arm out and up over the front tire of the bike.

Unloading your Bike

  1. When the bus approaches the stop, you should inform the driver you will be removing your bike.
  2. Approaching from the curbside or while directly in front of the bus, you should raise the support arm off the tire.
  3. After the support arm is off, lift the bike out of the wheel wells.
  4. Once the bike is out of the wheel wells, fold up the rack if no other bikes are on the rack.

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