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Travel with Your Bike

Boarding Your Bike on the Train or Bus


On the Train | On the Bus

rail Bikes on the Train

Trains come equipped with bicycle racks so you can ride your bike to and from each station. Each railcar will have space for up to 8 bicycles. Bike racks and lockers can be found at each station.

Bike Boarding the Train

1-yellow-border Walk your bike as you approach the station platform

  • Stand with your bike on the platform behind the boarding line until the train comes to a stop.

2-yellow-border Allow passengers without bicycles to board and disembark first

  • Do not ride your bicycle on board the train or on the station platforms.

3-yellow-border Board the train with your bike

  • Train conductors will direct you to available space. You must follow instructions of Rail Runner train crews. Rail Runner staff will make every reasonable effort to accommodate as many bicycles on the train as possible.
  • Gas powered vehicles including bicycles, mopeds, scooters and Segways are not allowed on the train.

4-yellow-border Secure your bike in one of the designated bicycle spaces

  • Please keep your bicycle in the designated spaces and out of the isles.
  • Bike storage is located in each car near the entrances.
  • Secure your bicycle with the straps or make sure it is held.
  • Keep your bicycle clean and free of projections that could damage the train or cause an injury.

Reserve a Bike Locker

5-yellow-border Exit the train

  • Allow passengers without bicycles to exit ahead of you when you reach your stop.
  • Exit the train with your bike.

More Information

    • While each passenger car has space dedicated for two bicycles (for a total of four per train) additional space in the areas reserved for wheelchairs may be available. Naturally, priority here is given to the passengers in wheelchairs. The bicycle storage area is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • If you have a valid Rail Runner ticket, you may board a single rider standard style bicycle at no extra cost.
    • You are responsible for any damage to the train's equipment and/or for any injury or damage to other passengers or train personnel that result from negligence. The Rail Runner will not be liable for damaged or stolen bicycles.
    • Bicycle parking is available at each of the train stations.
    • Gas powered vehicles including bicycles, mopeds, scooters and Segways are not allowed on the train.
    • Please visit our Bicycle Access and Lockers page for more information.

bus Bikes on Buses

All Rio Metro buses feature sturdy exterior racks attached to the front that can hold two bicycles with wheels 16" or larger.

Rio Metro Bus Bike Rack

1-yellow-border Walk your bike as you approach the bus stop

  • Stand with your bike at the bus stop until the bus comes to a complete stop.

2-yellow-border Secure your bike on the bus

  • Alert the driver before loading your bicycle on the rack.
  • Load your bicycle onto the bike rack from the front of the bus or curb side of the bus.
  • If the rack is empty and folded up, lower it by squeezing the handle with one hand and folding it down.
  • If there's already a bike on the rack, lift your bike into the available slot and place the tires into the wheel wells.
  • Gas powered vehicles including bicycles, mopeds, scooters and Segways are not allowed on the bus.

 3-yellow-border Unload your bike from the bus

  • Notify the driver when you are ready to leave.
  • Exit using the front door of the bus and retrieve your bike.
  • To release the bike, simply pull the support arm away from the wheel and down and lift your bike off.
  • If the rack is empty, close it by pulling the handle and raising the rack until it locks.
  • After unloading your bike, move towards the curb and signal the bus operator you're done.
  • Wait for the bus to pull away completely before starting to ride.
  • Folding bicycles are allowed inside as long as they are kept with the passenger or stored under the seat.

More Information

    • Spaces are on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to use them.
    • Rio Metro is not responsible for personal injury, property damage or property loss arising from use of the bike racks.
    • Gas powered vehicles including bicycles, mopeds, scooters and Segways are not allowed on the bus.
    • Please visit our Bicycle Access and Lockers page for more information.