Bikes and Transit/Bring Your Bikes

Bikes on DCTA Vehicles

DCTA will accommodate bikes on transit vehicles whenever possible on a space available basis. Any passenger may use the bike racks on the front of many DCTA buses. Bikes may be taken on-board the A-train and on buses not equipped with exterior racks. If priority seating is needed for passengers, bike owners may be asked to move, wait for the next trip, or utilize one of the bike racks located at the DDTC or any A-train station.

On Buses

Most of our buses are equipped with a bike rack located on the exterior front of the bus.
 

Before Attaching Your Bike to the Rack

  • Wait for bus to come to a complete stop
  • Always signal driver
  • Allow others to unload their bikes before loading yours
  • Remove loose items or valuables from bike

Loading Your Bike on the Bus

  • Squeeze handle on the top of the rack and lower it parallel to the ground
  • Place bike in the rack closest to the bus
  • Lift bar over bike wheels to secure it

Unloading

  • Wait for bus to come to a complete stop
  • Exit through front door and tell bus operator that you will unload bike
  • Make sure driver sees you before stepping in front of vehicle
  • Remove bars from wheels and lift bike off rack
  • If rack is empty, push it back up toward the bus until locked

On the A-train

Bikes are always allowed inside the A-train, which is equipped with interior bike hooks near the ADA-compliant seats.

Loading Your Bike on the Train 

  • Wheel bike on board train
  • Pick up bike and place one wheel on hook
  • If the rack is full, alert the rail operator and they will escort you to another rail car to load your bike on an open rack.

Unloading Your Bike from the Train

  • Wait for train to come to a complete stop
  • Be aware of those around you
  • Carefully remove bike from rack by lifting it up and off hook
  • Wheel bike to the nearest exit
  • Do not ride bike on board or on station platforms