You have a friend on the road allowing you to access miles of destinations by bike—it’s the Columbia Transit bus! All Columbia Transit buses have bike racks capable of holding two bikes at a time. So what are you waiting for? Get to a bus stop and explore even more biking possibilities.
Come Ride With Us
Bikes are secured to the bus with a spring-loaded clamp, and can be loaded or unloaded from the rack without touching either the bus or another bike. The racks accommodate single-seat, two-wheeled bikes with standard size wheels. Collapsible bikes that fold up may be brought on board the bus. Tandem bikes and bikes with oversized wheels or training wheels are not allowed.
Using the Bus Rack
Since Columbia Transit drivers aren’t allowed to load or unload your bike, please follow these instructions carefully:
• While you’re waiting for the bus, be sure to remove any loose items from your bike such as air pumps or bags.
• Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before beginning to load.
• With one hand, squeeze the rack handle and lower the rack.
• Load your bike into a bike slot. If both slots are open, load your bike in the slot nearest to the bus. You can do this from the front or from the curb by rolling your bike into the rack.
• Raise the bike support arm over the front wheel, just past the highest point of the tire. The arm should rest on the tire, not the fender. You don’t need to lock your bike onto the bike rack.
• Board the bus and enjoy the ride!
Exiting the Bus
When you exit the bus, remind the driver that you have to remove your bike from the rack. To unload your bike, release the support arm and lift the bike from the rack. Once the rack is empty, squeeze the silver handle to return it to an upright position. It’s best to wait on the sidewalk until the bus is gone before attempting to ride across the street.
If you forget to unload your bike, call Lost and Found at (573) 874-7282. All bikes will be turned in and held at Wabash Station for 30 days.