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Bikes on our network

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Rack & Roll
season is here!

From spring to fall, take your bike along for the ride!

  • Many buses, including most trips on routes 12, 61, 62, 85, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 101, and 106 will have a rack
  • You can also bring your bike onboard the O-Train year-round

To plan a trip using only routes with a bike rack or the O-Train, turn on the “Rack & Roll” option in the Travel Planner.

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

Minor bike repairs can be performed at the following OC Transpo stations:

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

Bicycle Repair Station next to a bike shelter

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

How to use a bike rack

Loading your bike

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.

A man lowers bike rack on front of a bus1. 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.

A man places his bike on the rack on the front of a bus2. Lift your bike onto the rack and place the wheels in the wheel wells.

A man secures his bike onto a rack3. 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 bike

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

Tips

  • 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