Bikes on the Bus
The entire Yakima Transit bus fleet is equipped with bike racks for use without extra charge. Yakima Transit assumes no liability for any damage or theft that may occur when using the bike racks. Use the bike racks at your own risk and monitor your bike when on the rack.
There are directions posted on the racks. The rack holds two bicycles which can be loaded and removed independently and holds most all sizes of two wheeled bikes. If the rack is full you will need to wait for the next bus.
Loading your bike As the bus approaches, have your bike ready. Remove any items attached to the bike that could fall off: water bottles, pumps or other loose items. Let the driver know you’re loading a bike. For safety reasons, the driver cannot get off and help you, but he or she can instruct you.
1. Always load and unload bikes from the curb side. Pull up to release the folded bike rack and allow it to drop down slowly. You can do this with one hand and hold the bike with your other hand.
2. Life your bike onto the rack, fitting the tires into the slots. The slots are labeled for front and rear wheels. Put your bike in the inside slot first.
3. Raise the support arm over the top of the front tire and release it to fit over the tire. Make sure the support arm is resting on rubber and not on a fender or the frame.
4. View the bike-ped map to plan your route.
Unloading your bike As you approach your bus stop, let the driver know that you need to unload your bike.
1. Raise the support arm of the tire. Move it down out of your way to its normal resting place. A magnet will hold it in place.
2. Lift your bike out of the rack.
3. If there is no other bike in the rack, fold up the rack by raising it to the upright position.