Bike & Bus Service
DTA buses are equipped with bicycle racks. No additional fare is charged for transporting bicycles. Riders are responsible for loading and unloading their bikes.
- As you approach your stop, tell the driver you will be removing your bike at the next stop.
- Slide the support arm from the front tire.
- If there are no other bikes on the rack, or going to be loaded, return the bike rack to the upright locked position.
- Once unloaded, move off to the curb-side with your bike and let the driver know that you are completely clear of the bus.
- To insure your personal safety, always load and unload your bike from the curb-side - NEVER from the traffic lane.
- If bike riders are getting off the bus, please allow them to remove their bikes from the rack first.
- If the bike rack is not in use when the bus arrives, simply pull the hand lever up and guide the rack to the down position. Place your bike on the rack closest to the bus.
- Place bike tires in the rack with the front wheel positioned in the specially marked slot. Once in place, slide the support arm up and over the front tire. This will secure your bike during the trip.
- Loading and unloading bikes is easy and there is no extra cost for bringing along your bike. Each bus accommodates two or three bicycles, on a first-come first-serve basis, with riders responsible for loading and unloading their own bicycles.
- When bike racks are full, riders must wait for another bus.
- As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load. Remove water bottles or any loose item that might fall off. THE DTA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BICYCLES OR PERSONAL ITEMS LOST OR DAMAGED WHILE IN TRANSIT.
- When the bus arrives at the stop, tell the driver you are going to use the bike rack and quickly load your bike while other passengers are boarding.
- The Duluth Transit Authority invites you to Bike & Bus in the Twin Ports. With bike racks on DTA buses, there are new travel opportunities for cyclists in the Twin Ports - from commuting to work, school, or just for fun - without having to climb the hills of Duluth.
- Taking the bus to a park or bike path will make your trip safer and more relaxing. Area bike paths are readily accessible by the DTA. Click here to view Duluth - Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council Bike Map