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Bike & Ride

All accessible Kelowna Regional Transit buses are equipped with racks that can carry up to two bikes at a time. The bike racks hold most wheel and frame sizes, but were not designed to hold tandem or motor-powered bikes. There is no extra charge to bring your bike on the bus.

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It's Easy!

The racks are designed to make loading and unloading your bike as easy as possible. Bikes can be loaded or unloaded independently, so you won't have to move one bike to reach another. If you're unsure of what to do, read the instructions posted on the rack.

How to Prepare Your Bike Before You Board the Bus

Before you put your bike on the rack, please remove kiddie carriers and saddle bags because they may block the driver's vision. Also, lower whips, antennas or other objects rising above the height of the handle bars because they may hit the windshield. Your handle bars may not be wider than 69 cm (27"), or they will interfere with the windshield and windshield wipers.

Loading your Bike

As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load. (Remember to take the loose items off the bike before you load). Tell the driver you're loading your bike and load from the sidewalk side. For safety reasons, the driver can't get off the bus to help you. You are responsible for making sure your bike is securely loaded on the rack.

  1. Always load and unload your bicycle from the curb side.
  2. Pull down to release the folded bike rack. You need only one hand to pull the rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand.
  3. Lift your bike onto the rack and fit the wheels into the slots. Each slot is labelled for front and rear wheels. Please load your bike into the inside slot first.
  4. Raise and release the support arm over the top of the front tire. Make sure the support arm is resting on the tire and not on the fender or frame.

Unloading your Bike

Remind the driver that you need to unload your bike before you approach your stop, then leave through the front door.

  1. Raise the support clamp off the bike tire and move the support arm down, out of your way.
  2. Lift your bike out of the rack.
  3. Fold the bike rack if there is no other bike in the rack, step to the sidewalk and let the bus pull away.

Can I try one out?

If you wish to try the bike rack out before getting on the bus, call transit at 250-860-8140 on Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Kelowna Cycling Network

The City of Kelowna's cycling network map can be viewed as PDF online at i-go.ca under the resources menu. It can also be found at most local bicycle retailers, information centers, Tourism Kelowna and City Hall.

Transportational Cycling

For more information on transportational cycling, contact the British Columbia Cycling Coalition.

Transit is not responsible for lost or stolen bikes. If your driver asks you to remove your bike for any reason, please cooperate.

  

Kelowna Regional Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 250.860.8121