Steps for using the bike rack:
1. Safely approach the bus from the curbside after the bus is stopped. Alert the bus driver
that you will be loading your bike before accessing the front rack.
2. As the bus nears, have your bike ready to load. Remove all loose items and anything
attached to the bike that could obstruct the driver's vision. This could include child safety
seats, baskets, panniers, or crates.
3. Grasp the top bar with one hand and hold your bike with the other. Pull the bar down
until fully deployed.
4. Lift your bike and place it in the spot closest to the bus. The front tire goes into the slot
marked 'front tire'. The bike is in the correct position when the front tire faces the support arm.
5. Raise the support arm by pulling the tension bar out, then up and over the bike's front tire.
The support arm should rest on the bike tire, not the fender or frame.
6. Now that your bike is safely mounted, enjoy your bus ride!
7. For unloading, alert the bus driver that you will be taking your bike off the rack. Exit the bus
from the front door. Reverse steps when taking the bike off the rack. Fold up the rack if there
are no other bikes. After removing your bike, return to the curb with your bicycle and wait for
the bus to leave before entering traffic or crossing the street.
How to ride with a folding/collapsible bike
If your bicycle can fold to dimensions of about the size of a suitcase, and weighs less than 30 lbs., you may bring your folding bike on-board buses subject to the following:
1. The bike must not be motorized (no gasoline engine, alternative fuel or battery)
2. Riders must fold their bikes prior to boarding and remains fully folded while on board.
3. The bike should be stored between the seats or behind a barrier and under control of the passenger to ensure the safety of all passengers.
Tips for using bikes and buses for your commute
1. You must be able to lift your bike as the driver cannot assist you.
2. The rack holds 2 bikes. You can handle your bike independent of the other bike on the rack. You can easily remove your bike from the rear position even if another bike is in the front position.
3. Bike racks accommodate bikes up to 55 lbs., wheelbase up to 44", tire width up to 2.3" and wheel size between 20"- 29".
4. Pace is not responsible for any damage that may be caused while you bike is being loaded or unloaded or while it is in the rack.
5. Drivers cannot monitor bicycles and who unloads them. It is the commuter's responsibility to observe the bike during the trip. You cannot lock your bike to the rack.