This guide explains how to use the bike racks on a GRTC bus. GRTC bike racks can accommodate two bikes with tires up to 2 1/4 inches wide and bikes up to 61 inches long; Pulse bike racks are larger and can accommodate three bikes with tires up to 3 1/4 inches wide and bikes up to 80 inches long.
We also have a Video Tutorial HERE.
When approaching the bus to install your bike, notice the directions for proper usage are located on the rack itself at the front bumper.
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.
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!
Please note: Bike share bikes are not allowed on GRTC bike racks, as they are too big and heavy for the racks.