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Bike & Ride

Leave the pedalling to Penticton Transit! Whether you're headed for work, for school, for shopping or for fun, you and your bike can ride the same bus.

All accessible Penticton Transit buses are equipped with racks that can carry up to two bikes at a time. (The bike racks hold most wheel and frame sizes, but was not designed to hold tandem and motor-powered bikes.) Bike racks are available on the Naramata bus during daylight hours only.

animation showing how to load bike on rack

Free and Easy

Loading and unloading bikes on the rack is easy, and there is no extra cost for bringing your bike on the bus! The racks are attached to the front of each bus, and have instructions posted right on them.

When two bikes are in the rack, each bike can be loaded or unloaded independently. You don't need to move one bike to reach the other.

Bike Preparations Before Boarding

Before you put your bike on the rack, please remove kiddie carriers and saddle bags because they may block the driver's vision. Also, lower whips, antennas or other objects rising above the height of the handle bars because they may hit the windshield. Your handle bars may not be wider than 69 cm (27"), or they will interfere with the windshield and windshield wipers.

Loading your Bike

As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load. (Remember to take the loose items off the bike before you load). Tell the driver you're loading your bike and load from the sidewalk side. For safety reasons, the driver can't get off the bus to help you. You are responsible for making sure your bike is securely loaded on the rack.

  1. Always load and unload your bicycle from the curb side.
  2. Pull down to release the folded bike rack. You need only one hand to pull the rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand.
  3. Lift your bike onto the rack and fit the wheels into the slots. Each slot is labelled for front and rear wheels. Please load your bike into the outside slot first.
  4. Raise and release the support arm over the top of the front tire. Make sure the support arm is resting on the tire and not on the fender or frame.
    Always load and unload your bicycle from the curb side.

Unloading your Bike

For safety reasons, tell the driver you need to unload your bike before you approach your stop, then leave through the front door.

  1. Raise the support clamp off the bike tire and move the support arm down, out of your way.
  2. Lift your bike out of the rack.
  3. Fold the bike rack if there is no other bike in the rack, step to the sidewalk and let the bus pull away.

Can I try one out?

If you wish to try the bike rack out before getting on the bus, call transit at 492-5602 on Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Penticton Cycling Network

The City of Penticton has developed a comprehensive network of bicycle routes. Click here [347K PDF] to download a map of the Penticton Cycling Network. You may require free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view PDF files.

For More Information

For more information on transportational cycling, contact the British Columbia Cycling Coalition.

Transit is not responsible for lost or stolen bikes.


Penticton Transit System & Okanagan-Similkameen Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 250.492.5602