How To Use Bike Racks

DO YOU HAVE A BIKE AND WANT TO RIDE GRTC, TOO?

This guide explains how to use the bike racks on a GRTC bus.

We also have a Video Tutorial HERE.

PREPARING YOUR BIKE FOR YOUR RIDE

When approaching the bus to install your bike, notice the directions for proper usage are located on the rack itself at the front bumper.

SECURING YOUR BIKE FOR YOUR RIDE

To release the mechanism, you must squeeze the lever in the center of the rack so that it will release and allow you to unfold the rack for bike storage.

Place the bike into position on the rack. Remember to make sure the security bar is attached to the bike's front tire to hold it into place.

REMOVING YOUR BIKE FOR YOUR RIDE

Inform the Operator when exiting the bus that you need to remove your bike from the rack.

Remove the lever from the front tire of your bike.

Squeeze the lever in the center of the rack to remove your bike from the rack.

Remove your bike from the rack.

Fold the rack back in into the upright position, make sure the rack locks into place.

Watch for oncoming traffic as you depart.


The City of Richmond has a bike share program. Many bike share locations will be near GRTC bus stops, meaning you can easily connect between GRTC and the bike share!

CLICK HERE to learn more about bike sharing!

Please note: Bike share bikes are not allowed on GRTC bike racks, as they are too big and heavy for the racks.