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Bikes On Buses

Put a Bike On It & Get There Faster!

Ever take the bus and wish you had your bicycle with you? Problem solved! StarMetro makes it easy to ride the bus and bring along your bicycle with the Bikes on Buses program. Bring your bike with you on any StarMetro, Seminole Express, Venom Express or Rhythm Route bus. All buses are equipped with a front-loading rack capable of carrying two bikes.

Enjoy the convenience of taking your bike with you anywhere StarMetro travels. Explore areas you could never get to by bike alone. It’s an easy, safe and convenient way to combine your bike ride with a bus trip and venture through Tallahassee.

Getting Started Before loading your bike, here are some important things you need to know:

  • You are responsible for loading and unloading your bicycle. For safety reasons, operators are not able to assist you with loading or unloading.
  • Bicycle racks will hold a maximum of two bikes. Racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the rack is full, you will need to wait for the next bus.
  • Bikes are not allowed inside StarMetro vehicles.
  • Only single-seat, two-wheeled bicycles are permitted.
  • All bikes with a wheel size of 16” or larger fit easily and securely on the rack.
  • StarMetro is not liable for damage to the bicycle and other property attached to the bicycle.
  • No additional fees are required to use the bike racks.
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Loading Your Bike:

Load your bike onto the bike rack before boarding the bus. Do not lean the bike against the bus.

Step 1: Lower the rack toward you. If another bike is in position, the rack will already be lowered.

Step 2: Put bike in the rack (the back slot if available). Each slot is clearly labeled for front and back tires.

Step 3: Once the bike is in the rack, pull the bike support arm up from its lowered position on the left side. A spring will pull the support arm back and hold your bike securely in place.



As the bus approaches your stop, inform the operator you will be unloading your bike. This will ensure the operator waits until you and your bike are clear of the bus before leaving the stop.

Step 4: Release your bike. Simply pull the support arm away from the wheel. Drop it down to the rack, and lift your bike from the wheel slot. If you are the last person to unload a bike, return the rack to its upright position.

Step 5: Return to the curb with your bike when moving away from the bus. Wait until the bus pulls away and traffic clears before proceeding.