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Bike Racks



A growing number of our newer buses are equipped with bike racks on the front. With these easy-to-use racks, cyclists have the option to take their bikes to and from work, appointments, essential services, recreational options or anywhere Sault Transit will take them. 

Use of the bike rack is included with your regular fare. Non-motorized, two-wheel bikes can be loaded onto the racks.


Quick Tips

Have your bike ready to load as the bus approaches. Remove all bicycle accessories and loose items, including panniers, water bottles and child carriers. 
 
Let the driver know that you will be using the bike rack before stepping in front of the bus with your bike. 
 
Don’t forget to let the driver know that you have unloaded your bike and that you are a safe distance from the bus. 


How it Works


1. Release the bike rack by squeezing the rack handle upwards to    unfold the bike rack into the loading position.

2. Lift your bike into the rack, loading it into the outside slot first, if vacant. Fit each wheel into its labelled (front and rear) slot. 

3. Secure the bike rack wheel lock on your bike. Please note, bicycle locks and chains are not to be used to secure your bike. 

4. Use the front door to exit the bus, indicating to the driver that you will be removing your bike. 
 
5. Remove your bike from the rack and then fold the rack back into its upright position (if there are no other bikes stored on the rack). 


Customer’s Responsibility

It is the customer’s responsibility to load and unload the bike on the bike rack. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that their bicycle is secured properly before the bus leaves the stop.

Sault Ste. Marie Transit and its operators will not assume any liability for any damage caused by or to a bicycle, however caused.

Any lost or stolen bicycles or their contents are not the responsibility of Transit Services. The owner of the bicycle is responsible for any lost or stolen bicycle or its contents.


FAQs

Will my bike fit in the rack?

Conventional bikes with a single seat and two wheels will fit in the bike rack. Both wheels must be positioned within the wheel slots, and the support arm/hook must fit over the top of the bike wheels. The bike racks can accommodate a weight limit of 55 pounds per bike, and each bike wheel rim must be a minimum of 16”. 

What about specialized bikes and accessories?

Motorized bicycles, electric-powered bicycles and bicycles equipped with child carriers and trailers are not permitted in the bike racks or inside Sault Ste. Marie Transit. 

Who can use the bike rack? 

Everyone can use the bike racks, but children 12 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult. 

What if the bike racks are full? 

If the two racks are both full, you will be required to wait for the next bus or continue your trip on your bicycle. 

What if my bike is damaged when using the bike rack? 

Each passenger is responsible for safely loading, securing, and unloading their own bike. Sault Ste. Marie Transit is not responsible for any damage to any bike that may occur during transport. 

How much does it cost?

Your bike rides for free, as long as you’ve paid your regular fare. One bicycle per passenger please. 

Please note: bus drivers are not able to assist with securing bicycles, but can provide verbal instructions if you experience difficulty.
 

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705-759-5438

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transit@cityssm.on.ca

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111 Huron Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5P9

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