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Barrie Transit Bike & Ride

Bike racks are available on all Barrie Transit buses. They're free, easy to use and have instruction labels to help, but before you use the bike rack please familiarize yourself with the instructions below or included in the brochure.

Before the bus arrives, please remove any items from your bike such as water bottle, bike lock, bags, etc. Wait for the bus on the sidewalk. Alert the bus operator that you want to load or unload your bike. Allow other passengers to unload their bike before loading yours. If there are no other bicycles on the rack, use the space closest to the bus. ​

Loading the rack:

While holding your bike with one hand, squeeze the handle to release the latch and lower the rack. Place the wheels in the wheel slots (a label tells you where the front wheel goes). Steady the bike, and raise the support arm over the front tire as high as it will go, but not over the frame or fender. Note: You are responsible for properly securing your bike to the rack. Please do not chain or lock your bike to the rack.


Unloading the rack:

To unload your bike, raise the support arm off the tire and move it down and out of the way. Lift your bike from the rack. If the rack is empty, and no one else is waiting to load a bike, fold up the rack until it locks in place. Carry your bike off the roadway to the sidewalk. Signal to the operator that you are clear of the bus.


Frequently Asked Questions
When can the bike racks be used?

The bike racks are available on all buses and can be used at any time. They can hold two bicycles and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the bike rack is full, non-motorized, single-seated, two-wheeled bicycles may be permitted on the bus at the discretion of the operator providing there is space on the bus.

Who can use the bike racks?

Anyone can use the bike racks, but adult supervision is required for riders under the age of twelve. Passengers are responsible for loading and securing the bike to the rack. Barrie Transit is not responsible for damages caused by or to bicycles, or for lost or stolen bicycles.

How much does it cost to use the bike racks?

There is no additional cost for using the bike racks – only the regular bus fare applies.

What size bicycles can be used?

The rack is equipped to carry up to two conventional bicycles (including electric/pedal power) with a wheel diameter of at least 20 inches to a maximum of 29 inches and a maximum width of 2.35 inches for bicycle frames with a wheel base of less then 44 inches.  Bicycles must weigh less than 55lbs.(25kg)

What if I forget my bicycle on the bike rack?

Call Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 as soon as possible. Barrie Transit is not responsible for bikes stolen from or damaged on the bus bike rack.  ​

​What are the bike rack restrictions?

​Electric or battery-powered "two-wheeled scooter style bikes" are not allowed on the bus bike racks or inside the buses.

Electric or battery-powered "single-seated, two-wheeled style bicycles" are only allowed on the bike rack if they weigh less than 55 lb (25 kg) and their wheels fit properly in the bike rack. Electric or battery-powered bicycles are not permitted inside the bus.

Three-wheeled bicycles and bicycles equipped with child carriers, trailers, saddlebags or that have mounted equipment on them that may obstruct the operator's sightlines are not permitted on the bus bike racks or inside the bus.

Customers younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult when using a bus bike rack.

Barrie Transit is not responsible for bikes stolen from or damaged on the bus bike rack.

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