Bike Racks on City Buses

Battle Creek Transit recognizes the health and environmental benefits of riding bicycles. A growing number of City residents use bicycles to travel throughout the Battle Creek area. The information below will show you how to operate the bike racks.

Battle Creek Transit’s Bike Rack Policy
You and your bike ride for a single fare. No special permit or advance reservation is required. For safety reasons, the operator will not leave the bus to assist you with the loading or unloading of bicycles. Bicycle racks can only carry 2 bikes at a time and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you choose to bring your bike with you, you will have to wait for the next bus with available space on the bike rack.

Bikes are not permitted inside buses equipped with bike racks. To allow for faster boarding of you and your bike, before the bus arrives at the stop please remove any loose objects or personal items that could fall off your bike in transit. Be sure to exit the front door and let the driver know you are going to be removing your bike from the rack. Raise the rack after removing your bike, when no other bike is present. Recumbent bikes, tandem bikes, and three-wheeled bikes are not allowed because they do not fit safely into the racks. Battle Creek Transit assumes no liability for injuries or damages incurred to bikes, personal property or persons while using the racks or riding the bus.

Loading Your Bike

For instructions and a visual, please view the Loading Your Bike page.

Unloading Your Bike

Leave by the front door and tell the operator that you’ll be unloading your bicycle.

To release your bike, simply pull the support arm away from and over the wheel.
  1. Lift your bike from the rack.
  2. If the rack is empty please fold the rack against the bus by pulling the handle and raising the rack until it locks into place.
  3. Move away from the bus quickly toward the curb and let the operator know it’s safe to leave.
Unclaimed bikes inadvertently left on Battle Creek Transit vehicles may be retrieved by calling 269-966-3474. Be prepared to describe the bike and prove ownership.