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Bike Rack on a Rapid city bus

Bicycles on The Rapid

All buses in The Rapid system are equipped with either a double-loading or triple-loading bike rack that fit most two-wheeled bicycles, including children's bikes.

How to use the bike racks

  • Before loading your bike, be sure all loose items are secured or removed.
  • When the bus stops, walk your bike to the front of the bus, keeping a safe distance from traffic.
  • Lift the handle to release the rack and lower it into the down position. Listen for the click to make sure it locks in place.
  • Place the front tire of your bike in the position marked "FRONT TIRE" and slide your rear tire into the back slot.
  • Lift the spring-loaded arm over the front tire — your bike is now loaded and you can board the bus as normal.
  • To unload your bike at your stop, reverse the directions above. Remember to release the spring-loaded arm before removal.
  • Return rack to its upright position and be sure it locks.
  • Watch our bike rack video here

Rules to Remember

  • You are responsible for loading and unloading your own bike. The drivers are not able to assist you.
  • There is no additional fare for using the racks.
  • If you are the first bike on the bus, please use the inner rack (the one closest to the front of the bus).
  • The Rapid is not liable for any damage caused to bikes or bike accessories that are transported.
  • Bikes left on the bus and not reclaimed within 30 days will be donated to local charities. 

Local Biking Resources

The Kent County Parks Dept.
1500 Scribner Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Dept.
201 Market Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Kentwood City Offices
4900 Breton Road SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club

Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition