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How To Use the Bike Rack

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Our fast loading, high quality Bike Racks are designed to make your transition from bike to bus fast, safe and easy. All loading and unloading of bicycles is done by the bicycle rider.

Here are the simple steps you should follow to load your bike to the rack on the front of the bus.

Loading
1. Prepare your bike for loading. 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 side, in front of the bus. CAUTION: Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike!

3. Squeeze rack handle up to release latch, then fold the bike rack down. 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. Please use first available slot closest to window. Each wheel slot is clearly labeled for the front wheel. NOTE: The rack operates properly even if a bicycle is loaded in the wrong direction. The purpose of the directional placement is to make the bike nearest the bus easier to unload.

5. The support arm holds the bicycle safely in place when the bus is in motion. Pull the "spring-loaded" support arm forward, over the front tire. Then, raise the arm so the hook rests at the top of the front wheel.





Unloading
1. Inform the bus driver 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. CAUTION: Do not step into oncoming traffic to unload your bike!

2. Raise the support arm off the tire. The spring-loaded support arm automatically folds down to a secure position.

3. Lift your bike out of the Bike Rack.

4. If there are no bikes on the rack and no one else is waiting to load their bike raise the Bike Rack up and it will lock in place, secure with the front mounting bar.

5. Move away from the bus to the curb after unloading your bike and carefully observe traffic before riding.