Bike-and-Ride on Bus
100 percent of SacRT's buses have racks that hold either two or three bicycles, so you'll be able to bike and ride nearly anywhere, anytime on SacRT buses! Bike racks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bikes are not allowed inside SacRT buses unless it is the last bus on the route that day, and the bike carrier is full.
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how to bike-and-ride with SacRT
SacRT Bike Rules
Only one bike allowed per passenger.
- Motorized bikes are permitted as long as they do not exceed the 55 lb weight limit
- Bikes must be clean and free of sharp objects
- Bikes may not be locked to the rack, and SacRT is not responsible for bikes that are stolen, left on racks or damaged
Loading your bike
In three simple steps that take less than 25 seconds, you can load your bike onto the rack. Just follow the steps below.1. Prepare your bike for loading before the bus arrives. Remove water bottles, bags, pumps and other loose items that could fall off while the bus is in motion.
2. Alert the bus operator that you will be loading your bike. Make sure that the operator acknowledges your desire to load. You must load your bike from the curb side or in front of the bus. Never step into oncoming traffic to load your bike.
3. To lower the rack, pull the handle with one hand and lower the carrier until you feel it lock. Use your other hand to steady your bike.
4. Lift your bike onto the tray, fitting the wheels into the slots. Each rack is clearly labeled "FRONT WHEEL" for proper placement. Please load your bike into the slot closest to the bus first, if vacant.
5. Swing the wheel lock around (from under the bike rack) and place on top of the front bike wheel.
6. Board the SacRT and enjoy the ride. Try to choose a seat near the front of the bus to keep an eye on your bike and remember to unload it.
Unloading your bike1. Inform the bus operator that you will be unloading a bike as you approach your bus stop. Use the front door to exit the bus. Make sure that the operator acknowledges your desire to unload your bike.
2. Swing the wheel lock around to under the front wheel. When the bus is in the kneeled position, the wheel lock can be moved in both directions.
3. Unload your bike from in front of the bus or from the curb side, not from the street side.
4. Lift your bike out of the bike rack.
5. If there isn't another bike in the rack, return the bike rack to the folded position until it locks in the stowed position.
If the driver pulls away before you've unloaded your bike or you forget it, call SacRT lost and found at 916-321-2800.
Bike-and-Ride on Light Rail
Bringing your bike on SacRT has never been so easy. Buy your fare and board. In the older Siemens light rail trains, simply place your bike in the rear or front of the car next to the flip-up seats. The newer CAF light rail trains are equipped with four bike racks. Simply place your bike in the rack located in the front and rear of each car next to the flip-up seats. Please enter through the rear or front doors after all other passengers have entered or exited the light rail car. Bicyclists can board light rail everyday at all hours of operation.
SacRT allows four bikes per car, two in the front and two in the back, on multi-car trains. However, in the first car no bikes are permitted at the front of the car, which is reserved for individuals with disabilities.
Note that passengers have priority over bicycles, and SacRT reserves the right to ask bicyclists to exit if the bus or train becomes full.
Another SacRT bike-and-ride option, why not try a bike locker? More than 70 weatherproof bike lockers are located at 20 light rail stations to make your commute even easier. You can lease a locker for six or 13 months at the following light rail stations:
|13th Street||Iron Point*|
|College Greens||Historic Folsom*|
|Tiber||Cosumnes River College|
|Short-term six-month leases are $105 ($45 for six months plus $60 deposit) and long-term 13-month leases are $150 ($90 for 13 months plus $60 deposit).|
For more information on SacRT's bike locker program or to request a lease agreement, please send an email to Robert Hendrix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Bike lockers in Folsom (Iron Point, Glenn or Historic Folsom Stations) are rented by the hour. Please use the app shown on the bike lockers to complete your rental.
In addition, many light rail stations have ribbon-style bike racks available for no charge.