Bikes on Buses

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Sometimes your travel is easier when you use a bike to or from your bus stop. Each Beeline bus is furnished with a bike rack on the front of the bus which holds up to two bikes. Bikes are allowed free of charge but are not allowed inside the buses. If the bike rack is full, passengers may choose to secure their bike on a nearby on-street bike rack. Many bus stops have bike racks for your convenience. Glendale Beeline is not responsible for loss or damage to bicycles.

It is easy to ride Glendale Beeline with your bike. Watch this video to learn how.  

 

Things You Need to Know

  • Bike racks can hold two bikes on a first come, first served basis.
  • Only single seat, two-wheeled bicycles will be permitted. Wheels must be at a minimum of 16 inches. No motor-powered, BMX-style or 3-wheeled vehicles.
  • There is no extra charge for boarding with a bike.
  • Glendale Beeline is not responsible for personal injury, property damage, or property loss arising from the use of the bike racks. Use them at your own risk.
  • If you forget to unload your bike at your departure, please call (818) 409-3387 to report your bike. Advise them which bus or route the bike is on, the time to retrieve it and where, and any other details.
  • Bikes are not allowed inside the bus. If the bus bike rack is full, consider using a nearby bike rack on the sidewalk to secure your bike or wait for the next bus.
  • Instructions are posted on the rack. It is a three-step process and generally takes no more than 30 seconds.
  • Riders are responsible for loading, securing and unloading their bikes in a safe and timely manner. Bus operators cannot get off the bus to assist.

Loading Your Bike

  • Be ready to load your bike as the bus approaches. Before the bus arrives, remove water bottles, pumps, or any loose items that might fall off.
  • Make sure you have the attention of the driver before you step in front of the bus to load your bike.
  • For safety, be sure to approach the bus from the curbside of the bus when you load your bike.
  • With one hand, balance your bike while using the other hand to squeeze the handle and lower the rack.
  • Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting the wheels into the slots. Each slot is labeled for the front and rear wheels. All bicycles load exactly the same way.
  • Raise and release the wheel lock arm from its magnetized base. Place it over the top of the front tire. A spring pulls the arm back, holding the bike securely. Make sure the arm is resting on the tire and not the frame.

Removing Your Bike

  • Inform the driver before you get off the bus that you will be removing your bicycle.
  • For safety, be sure to stand only on the curbside of the bus when you unload your bicycle.
  • Raise the lock arm off the tire and return it to its magnetic base. Lift your bike out of the rack. With one hand holding your bike, use your other hand to return the rack to the upright position if there is not another bicycle on the rack.
  • Step away from the bus and onto the sidewalk with your bike. Indicate to the driver that you are clear of the bus.
  • Always move to the sidewalk after taking your bike off the bus. Never cross the street in front of the bus.

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