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Bike racks to be removed for the season beginning November 17th

Published: Expires: 11/30/2008

DTA transports more than 20,000 bicycles in 2008 - Highest Bike & Bus ridership ever!

Bike & Bus ridership on the DTA has once again topped its all-time record. In its 14th year of operation, the Bike & Bus service transported 20,107 bicycles during its eight month season – up 25 percent over last year’s record Bike & Bus ridership.

Due to the unseasonably warm weather this November, bike racks had remained on DTA buses past the end of Daylight Savings Time – a date the DTA normally removes the racks from buses for the season. Bike racks will be re-installed next spring at the start of Daylight Savings Time.

DTA bike racks, which are located on the front of the bus, can transport up to two or three bicycles at a time, depending on the type of bus. Cyclists are fully responsible for loading and unloading their bikes on a "first come first serve" basis. Transporting bicycles does not inconvenience DTA riders in transit, as it takes less than 30 seconds to load a bike onto the DTA bike rack

The DTA's innovative Bike & Bus Program has opened new opportunities for bicyclists in the Twin Ports, like biking to work and busing home or busing to a bike trail and back. Cyclists easily access established bikeways such as the Lake Walk, the Munger Trail in West Duluth, Park Point, the Bong Bridge, and the Scenic North Shore Drive from anywhere within the DTA's service area. The Bike & Bus Program also makes DTA service more accessible to those who live beyond walking distance to a bus stop.

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