Connect with Milton Transit by bike! All our buses are equipped with front-loading bike racks to help you connect to school, work, your friends, family, or your favourite trail, bikeway. There is no additional charge for using the bike racks.
The Bike and Ride program encourages active mobility with the combination of cycling and Milton Transit. To learn more about cycling in Milton, please visit:
The bike racks are designed for easy loading and unloading. Follow the directions and guidelines below (step-by-step instructions are also located on the bike rack):
Loading and Securing Your Bike
- Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
- Indicate to the operator that you wish to load your bike onto the bike rack.
- If necessary, lower the rack by squeezing the rack handle.
- Lift your bike onto the rack. If you are the first bike, please use the tire grooves closest to the bus.
- Once the bike is fully seated in the tire grooves, rotate the spring-loaded support arm upwards to secure the front tire.
- Board the bus and relax. Make sure you keep sight of your bike during your trip.
Unloading Your Bike
- Exit from the front door and tell the operator that you will be unloading your bike.
- Approach the bike rack from the curb side and rotate the spring-loaded support arm downward.
- Lift your bike from the tire grooves, and if there are no other bikes, fold the rack up and lock it in place.
- Carry the bike from the front of the bus onto the sidewalk. Signal to the operator that you have finished unloading.
- All low-floor Milton buses are equipped with a bike rack on the front bumper.
- It is the responsibility of the rider to load, secure and unload their bike.
- Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to use the bike rack.
- The racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Each rack holds a maximum of two (2) bikes. The rack is built for bikes with 16 inch (41 cm) wheels or larger.
- The following are not allowed on the racks:
- Tricycles, tandem and motorized bikes
- Locks or chains attached to the bike rack
- Bikes with large carriers or accessories may not be allowed on the bike rack; bus operators will use their discretion to determine whether a bike is allowed.
- Before the bus arrives, remove any loose items from your bike, such as water bottles, saddlebags or carriers.
- If the rack is full, it may be possible to bring your bike onboard if the:
- Bus is low-floor (wheelchair accessible)
- Accessible (wheelchair) area is not occupied
- Bus operator agrees that it is safe
Milton Transit is not responsible for loss, damage or theft. Milton Transit may refuse cyclists access to the bike rack due to unsafe conditions, or for any other reason, at the Town of Milton’s discretion. The sole responsibility for properly securing the bike rests with the cyclists. The Town of Milton is not responsible for damages directly or indirectly incurred or caused by or to bicycles to any person or property, or for lost or stolen bicycles.