Bike Racks

Bike Racks Equipped
All Coralville Transit buses are equipped with bike racks.

How to Load a Bike on the Bus

Who Can Operate the Bike Rack
All loading and unloading of bicycles can be done by the bicycle rider. Loading children's bicycles should be done by an accompanying adult, but the rack can be easily loaded by young children.

Loading Bikes 
  1. Prepare your bike. Remove water bottles, pumps, and other loose items that could fall off while the bus is in motion.
  2. Inform the bus driver that you will be loading your bike. You must load your bike from the curb or in front of the bus. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike.
  3. Squeeze handle up to release latch, then fold down the bike rack. You only need to use one hand to unlatch and pull the bike rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand. It is not necessary to lean your bike against the bus.
  4. Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting wheels into proper wheel slots. Each wheel slot is clearly labeled for the front wheel. The directional placement makes the bike nearest the bus easier to unload.
  5. Raise the support arm over the front tire. The support arm adds lateral bicycle support. Many bikes will sit in the wheel well without the use of the support arm, but the rack must not be used without the support arm. Bikes with especially thin rims and tires will sway back and forth without its use. The support arm needs to be raised so that the hook rests beyond the highest point of the tire closest to the frame.
  6. Board the bus and enjoy the ride! Sit near the front of the bus to keep an eye on your bike. Do not forget your bike when you get off the bus.  
Unloading Bikes
  1. Inform the bus driver that you will be unloading your bike as you approach your stop. Use the front door to exit the bus. Unload your bike from in front of the bus or from the curb, not from the street.
  2. Raise the support arm off the tire. The support arm automatically folds down to a secure position.
  3. Lift your bike out of the bike rack.
  4. If there are no other bikes on the rack and no one else is waiting to load their bike, please fold up the bike rack. The bike rack locks in place.
  5. Step away from the bus with your bike.

Learn more
For more information about bus bike racks, contact Coralville Transit at 319.248.1790.