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Where To Buy Bicycle Racks

Standard full-size bicycles may be carried on and stored onboard in bicycle racks on these select certain trains. On short-distance routes in the Northeast, passengers must remove the front wheel before storing their bike.

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Bicycles must be stored in the designated racks/areas inside Coach passenger cars. On trains with unreserved carry-on bicycle service, racks are available at a first-come, first-serve basis. When the racks are full, bikes will no longer be accepted onboard.

Only true folding bicycles (bicycles specifically designed to fold up into a compact assembly) are acceptable. Generally, these bikes have frame latches allowing the frame to be collapsed, and small wheels. Regular bikes of any size, with or without wheels, are not considered folding bikes, and may not be stored as folding bikes aboard trains.

You must fold up your folding bicycle before boarding the train. You may store the bike only in luggage storage areas at the end of the car (or, in Superliners, on the lower level). You may not store bikes in overhead racks.

Before handing your bicycle to an Amtrak crew member, remove any large seat/saddlebags, handlebar bags, baskets or panniers. These items must be consolidated and either checked or carried with you onto the train.

Bicycles may be checked on Amtrak between all cities where checked baggage is offered. Not all trains or locations are equipped to handle checked baggage. Find your station(s) to see if this service is available.

Bicycles/bicycle trailers may be checked in a bicycle container for $10, in lieu of a piece of baggage. Bicycle boxes are sold at most staffed locations for $15 per box. Customers may supply their own bicycle container.

If you have a lengthy layover at a station with a baggage room, you may store your bicycle in the baggage room free of charge; just make sure to retrieve your bicycle in time to take it to your departing train.

Bicycles are accepted on the Auto Train at no additional fee. Bicycles should be placed on racks attached to the back of your vehicle. Bicycles on racks loaded on the roof are not permitted. See the Auto Train Vehicle Requirements for more details.

Whatever carrying system you use with your rack, you should always supplement it with some bungee cords. These big elastic bands with hooks can turn a rear rack into an insane carrying device. (FYI they can also be dangerous if you let go while they still have tension on them, so attach and remove them carefully with two hands.) In the Netherlands, most bike racks come with a bungee cord that has 3 bands and you attach it at the bottom of the rack so you can easily carry items on your rack, as seen in the picture below.

All Metro Transit buses and trains have bike racks so you can pedal for part of your trip and ride for the rest. Every bus has a bike rack on the front bumper that accommodates two bikes. There are four bike racks inside each light rail car and spaces for two bikes on every Northstar train car. In addition, there are bike racks and lockers at most stations.Please Note:

The City of Fort Collins installs public bike parking in the public right-of-way (City property) to encourage bicycling for short-trips. Bike rack locations can be suggested by individuals and businesses. Requests will be reviewed by the City and installed if it meets the City's bicycle rack location criteria and as funding allows.

Bicycle racks are installed in public right-of-way within the city limits. Racks are placed to avoid conflicts with pedestrians, parked vehicles and other sidewalk amenities. Racks are usually located near the curb and away from building entrances or crosswalks. Racks may be installed by bus stops if they do not conflict with the boarding zone.

The City of Fort Collins currently has six on-street bike corrals. Bike corrals are a new approach to bicycle parking and allow for increased capacity for people to arrive at business destinations by bicycle. On-street bike corrals typically replace one to two on-street car parking spaces with space for 10-20 bike parking spaces.

The City has recently launched an on-street bike corral program providing businesses the opportunity to request an on-street bicycle parking rack (utilizing an existing car parking space). Learn more about the program and apply for an on-street bicycle parking rack. The City will review applications twice a year according to the schedule noted in the application.

The City of Fort Collins does not typically install bike racks on private property. If you are interested in purchasing and installing a bike rack on your property, the following guidelines offer best practices on site planning, bicycle rack selection, installation and placement.

- 15 A-frame bike racks. Each rack is approximately 8 feet long, weighs about 15 pounds and can hold 20-25 bikes. These racks require a truck and typically 2 people to load and unload them. To request these racks, please fill out the A-frame Bike Rack Request Form and email to Amy Gage at

- 5 collapsible bike racks. Each rack is approximately 110 x 48 x 60 when set up, weighs about 18 pounds, and can hold up to 8 bikes or up to 200 pounds. These racks can collapse down to a size that can be easily transported in a smaller vehicle or bike trailer. To request these racks, please fill out the Collapsible Bike Rack Request Form and email to Amy Gage at

If your bicycle was stolen in Fort Collins, please report it immediately to the Fort Collins Police. To increase the likelihood of retrieving a stolen bicycle, make sure to register all of your bikes.

The best way to protect your bike is to have a good U-lock; cable locks can be cut easily. Locking your bike where there are lots of people around is helpful as well. A U-lock should be used to secure your frame, and a cable can be used to protect your wheels, if desired. When locking to an object, make sure the object is securely in the ground!

The Bike Co-op is contracted by FC Moves and works to recover, identify and return abandoned bicycles to their rightful owners. Stolen bikes need to be reported to Fort Collins Police Services and a stolen property report completed to allow the Bike Co-op to match recovered bikes with their owners.

Fort Collins residents are encouraged to drop off found or abandoned bikes at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op located at 1501 N College Ave, during open hours. In the event a bicycle cannot be dropped off, please make arrangements with the Co-op by calling 970-484-3804.

Most of our terminals provide bike racks for your convenience. When bike parking is unavailable or bike racks are full, please be considerate of others in choosing where to stand with or park your bike while waiting for the ferry to arrive. Keep walkways, ramps, entrances, and the area around designated ADA parking spots clear.

Bainbridge Island: Bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get onto the ferry dock and to the staging area at the east end of the dock. There is no payment required for passengers departing from this terminal. Terminal has two bike racks that hold 32 bikes.

Bremerton: Bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get onto the ferry dock without stopping at tollbooth. There is no payment required for passengers departing from this terminal. Terminal has five bike racks that hold 28 bikes.

Fauntleroy: Bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get to the ferry dock. Secure bike and purchase tickets inside terminal (when open) or at vehicle tollbooth. Terminal has no bike racks.

Friday Harbor: Bypass the line of vehicle traffic and proceed directly to terminal. There is no payment required for passengers. The terminal has bike racks near the terminal along Front Street. (Note: Late arrivals may not be loaded for the sailing on Anacortes/San Juan Islands routes. Please arrive 20 minutes before sailing to ensure boarding.)

Orcas Island: Bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get into the ferry holding lanes at the lower dock. There is no payment required for passengers departing from this terminal. Terminal has two bike racks that hold 16 bikes. (Note: Late arrivals may not be loaded for the sailing on Anacortes/San Juan Islands routes. Please arrive 20 minutes before sailing to ensure boarding.)

Point Defiance: Bypass the vehicle tollbooth and proceed to the lower ferry dock to purchase tickets at the passenger tollbooth inside the terminal building. Terminal has no bike racks.

Seattle: Bypass the line of vehicle traffic to get onto the ferry dock and proceed to bicycle tollbooth adjacent to the vehicle tollbooths. Terminal has six bike racks that hold 150 bikes under the terminal building.

  • go*twice as farWhen do two wheels become six? When you Bike & Ride on Metro. Every Metro bus is equipped with a front-mounted bike rack that's easy to use. Best of all, when you pay your fare, your bike rides free! You may use the bike rack from any Metro stop. For the safety of riders waiting to board, when boarding at Government Square please walk bikes at Areas A, B and C.go*safelyWhen using Metro's bike racks follow these guidelines:Each rack holds two bikes. If the rack is full, you must wait for another bus. Bikes are not permitted inside the bus unless they fold.

  • Only single-rider bikes weighing less than 55 lbs. with wheels narrower than 2.35 in. may be put on the bike racks. Motorized bikes (except e-bikes meeting the weight/wheel-size specifications) are not permitted. Children's bikes under 20 inches are too small for the bike racks.

  • Bikes cannot be locked while on the bike rack.

To load:1. Remove air pumps, water bottles, etc. from your bike before loading.2. If the bike rack is stowed against the bus, squeeze release handle to lower the rack for use.3. Place your bike on the rack, fitting the wheels into the slots. If there is no other bike on the rack, place your bike on the inside rack, closer to the bus.4. Raise and release the spring-loaded support arm over the top of the front tire. Make sure the arm is on the tire and not the fender or frame.5. Board the bus, pay your fare and tell the bus operator the stop where you will unload your bike.6. Relax and enjoy the ride.To unload:1. Ring the bell and remind the bus operator that you will be unloading a bike at your stop.2. Exit through the front door of the bus.3. Raise the support arm from your front tire and return it to its stored position.4. Lift your bike out of the rack.5. Raise and secure the rack against the bus if there is no other bike on it.6. Go on your way. Please do not cross in front of the bus.Bikes are transported at the owner's risk. Availability is first-come, first-served. Metro is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bikes while they are on the bike rack or at any of its facilities.go*ride a bikeThe following routes stop at or near some of Cincinnati's favorite places to ride: 041b061a72


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