Bikes On Buses


Bicycle mounted on front of bus on bike rackTake your bike with you when you ride a bus. Our low-floor fleet is equipped with bike racks on the front bumper with enough room for two bikes. If you’re taking a commuter bus – the high-floor bus – store your bike in the luggage compartment in the belly of the bus. Articulated buses (the ones that look like an accordion in the middle) will not accommodate bikes.


Steps on how to place a bike on local bus front bike rack

How to Load Your Bike on the Rack

  1. Squeeze the handle to release the latch, and then fold down the bike rack.
  2. Lift your bike onto the rack. Slide the front wheel into the slot labeled “front wheel here.”
  3. Raise the support arm up and over the tire so that the hook rests on the highest point of the front wheel.

How to Unload Your Bike from the Rack

  1. Raise the support arm off the tire and fold down into the secure position.
  2. Lift your bike out of the rack.
  3. Squeeze the handle and fold the bike rack.
  4. Step away from the bus and move to the curb, allowing the bus to proceed.

Note: Bus operators are not allowed to assist you with your bike. However, please tell the driver whenever you plan to load or unload your bike. Also, a fold-up bike in its own carrying case may be brought aboard any METRO bus or train as a carry-on. Remember to remove all loose items from your bike, such as bottles or air pumps.

Tips to Remember

  1. On low-floor buses, you must operate the rack yourself, loading and unloading your bike. If the rack is empty when you remove your bike, please place it in the upright position.
  2. On high-floor buses, you must open and close the designated bay door – not the driver.
  3. METRO is not responsible for any damage to bikes.
  4. Bikes are permitted on METRORail.

Important Numbers & Useful Links

Lost & Found Department: 713-658-0854
Customer Care Center: 713-635-4000
Mason Creek Hike & Bike Trails Fact Sheet (PDF)
State of Texas Bicycle Laws


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