All Hi tran routes are bicycle accessible with bike racks on the front of the buses. Bikes can be transported in the racks on a first come, first served basis. No additional fare is required.
- You are responsible for loading and unloading your bicycle from the bike rack. Hi tran bus operators are not able to assist you in any way.
- You are responsible for the safety of the bicycle and must secure it so it does not pose a hazard.
- You are legally responsible at all times for any injury to yourself or other persons and for the loss of, or damage to, the bicycle and property of others, including Hi tran, that may arise from loading or unloading a bicycle onto a Hi tran bus.
If you bring your bike with you, here are a few tips:
- Prepare your bike for loading. Remove water bottles, pumps and other loose items that could fall off while the bus is in motion.
- Inform the bus driver that you will be loading your bike. You must load your bike from the curb or in front of the bus. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike.
- Squeeze handle up to release latch, then fold down the bike rack. You only need to use one hand to unlatch and pull the bike rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand. It is not necessary to lean your bike against the bus.
- Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting wheels into labeled wheel slots. Each wheel slot is clearly labeled for the front wheel. (NOTE: The rack operates properly even if a bicycle is loaded in the wrong direction.) The purpose of the directional placement is to make the bike nearest the bus easier to unload.
- Load your bike in the location closest to the bus if it is empty. Raise the Support Arm up and over the front tire so that the hook rests at the highest point on the front wheel. The Support Arm adds lateral support for the loaded bicycle. Many bikes will sit in the wheel well without the use of the Support Arm, but the rack must not be used without the use of the Support Arm.
- Board the bus and enjoy the ride! Choose a seat near the front of the bus to keep an eye on your bike. Please inform the driver of your stop to help him anticipate when you will be unloading your bike.
- DON'T FORGET you have a bike with you when you get off at your stop. New riders often do!
- Inform the bus driver that you will be unloading your bike as you approach your stop. Use the front door to exit the bus. Unload your bike from in front of the bus or from the curb, not from the street side.
- Raise the Support Arm off the tire. The Support Arm automatically folds down to a secure position.
- Lift your bike out of the bike rack.
- Squeeze the handle and fold up the Bike-Rack-for-Buses if there are no bikes on the rack and no one else is waiting to load a bike. The bike rack locks in place with a snap so you know that it is secure.
- Step away from the bus with your bike. Always step to the curb, for your own safety and to allow the bus to proceed onward.
For assistance with planning your trip on Hi tran or to request information about routes, schedules, or fares call Hi tran at 889-7433 Monday through Friday 5:30 am to 7:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.