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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 loose items from your bike such as water bottle or bike lock. 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, 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.

Tricycles, motorized bicycles and bicycles with child carriers,  trailers or that have mounted equipment on them are not permitted on the bike rack or inside the bus. Bicycles must weigh less than 55lbs. (25kg)

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 bicycles can be used?

The rack is equipped to carry a conventional bicycle 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. Tricycles, motorized bicycles and bicycles with child carriers,  trailers or that have mounted equipment on them are not permitted on the bike rack. 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.


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