RT is making transit bicycle friendly by providing more opportunities for bicyclists to combine biking with riding RT bike racks on buses, bikes on trains and bike lockers at 15 light rail stations. Just look where you can go when you bike and ride work, school, shopping, dining, exploring, the library, bike trails and parks virtually anywhere in Sacramento County. Bikes are welcome on RT's bus bike racks and in light rail vehicles all day, every day of the year.
Bringing your bike on RT has never been easier just buy your fare and board.
RT buses* are equipped with bike racks, so you'll be able to bike and ride nearly anywhere, anytime on RT buses! Each rack can carry two bikes at a time on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bikes are not allowed inside RT buses unless it is the last bus on the route that day, and the bike carrier is full.
In three simple steps that take less than 25 seconds, you can load your bike onto the rack. Just follow the steps displayed on the rack. Bikes may not be locked to the rack and RT is not responsible for bikes that are stolen, left on racks, or damaged.
*Bike racks are not available on RT's replica trolleys.
Bringing your bike on RT has never been so easy! Buy your fare and board. In the older light rail trains, simply place your bike in the rear or front of the car next to the flip-up seats. The new CAF light rail trains are equipped with four bike racks. Simply place your bike in the rack located in the front and rear of each car next to the flip-up seats. All we ask is that you enter through the rear or front doors after all other passengers have entered or exited the light rail car. Bicyclists can board light rail everyday at all hours of operation.
RT allows four bikes per car, two in the front and two in the back, on multi-car trains. However, in the first car no bikes are permitted at the front of the car, which is reserved for passengers with disabilities.
On the last train on the route each day, there is no limit on the number of bikes that can board.
Please note: passengers have priority over bicycles, and RT reserves the right to ask cyclists to exit if the bus or train becomes full.
For another RT bike & ride option, why not try a bike locker? Over 150 weatherproof bike lockers are located at 19 light rail stations to make your commute even easier. You can lease a locker for 6 or 13 months at the following light rail stations:
Sunrise, Mather Field/Mills, Butterfield, Tiber, Starfire, Watt/Manlove, College
Greens, Power Inn, University/65th Street, 59th Street, 48th Street, 39th
Street, 23rd Street, 16th Street, Arden/Del Paso, Watt/I-80, Meadowview, Florin
and City College.
For more information on RTs bike locker program or to request a lease agreement, call
(916) 556-0354 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition, many light rail stations have ribbon-style bike racks available for no charge.
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