Bikes on transit

Rack & Roll 

Every year from spring to fall, we equip more than 600 buses with a bike rack. You can bring your bike on the train all year round.

Rack & Roll wraps up for the year

We have started removing the bike racks from the buses. We can no longer guarantee that any routes will have bike racks.

Bike to Transit at Innovation, Trim and Greenboro

Short, comfortable and convenient cycling routes connect you to Innovation, Trim and Greenboro Park and Ride Stations. These stations all have sheltered bike parking and 7-day/week transit service.

Bike repair stations

The following OC Transpo stations have bike repair facilities, where you can perform minor bike repairs:

  • Bayshore
  • Baseline
  • Dominion
  • Eagleson
  • Fallowfield
  • Greenboro
  • Place d’Orléans
  • St-Laurent
  • Strandherd
  • Westboro

OC Transpo worked with Safer Roads Ottawa to find the best locations for bike repair stations.

Bicycle Loading Instructions

Before the bus arrives, get your bike ready for loading and remove any loose items. Indicate to the operator that you will be loading your bike.

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1  If the rack is closed, hold onto your bike with one hand and with your other hand, squeeze handle up to release latch, then lower rack.

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2  Lift your bike onto the rack and place the wheels in the wheel wells.

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3  Raise the support arm over your tires as high as it will go, but not over the frame or fender.


You are responsible to secure your bike properly. For safety reasons, operators cannot leave the bus to assist you.

Unloading Your Bicycle

Before you reach your stop, tell the operator you will be unloading your bike, then exit by the front door.

  1. Raise the support arm off the tire.
  2. Lift your bike from the rack.
  3. If the rack is empty, fold up the rack until it locks in place before you step away from the bus.
  4. Step away from the bus and signal to the operator that you are clear of the bus.

Tips & Helpful Links


  • For your safety, load and unload your bike from the front, or from the curb side of the bus.
  • Load and unload your bike as quickly as possible. 
  • If someone wants to remove their bike, let them go first before you load your bike. 
  • Only non-motorized, two-wheeled bikes are allowed. 
  • OC Transpo personnel may refuse access to cyclists due to unsafe conditions. OC Transpo is not responsible for damages incurred or caused by or to bicycles, or for lost or stolen bicycles.

Helpful Links

City of Ottawa cycling map:

For more information on our bike rack, Sportworks model DL2:

Bike Ottawa:

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