How To Ride CAT With Your Bicycle

CAT has bike racks mounted on the front of every bus.

The racks are easy and safe to use, and there is no extra charge. Each rack holds two bikes.

You must be able to load and unload your bike without assistance, because the driver is not able to leave the bus.

Helpful Hints

  • right arrow As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load; remove any items that could fall off (bike pump, water bottle, etc.)
  • right arrow Always approach the bus from the curb side.
  • right arrow Tell the bus driver that you are loading a bike.
  • right arrow Load from the front of the bus — DO NOT step into oncoming traffic.
  • right arrow Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult to load and unload bikes.
  • right arrow Gas motorized bikes are not allowed.
  • right arrow Electric bikes are permitted on the bike rack.
  • right arrow Electric scooters are permitted on the bus if the scooter is foldable and can be stored within the bus and out of the way of the isle.
  • right arrow We cannot carry bicycles with child seats, large carriers or baskets, or any other attachment that will interfere with the driver’s visibility.

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How to

  • 1Squeeze handle to release the latch and pull down the folded bike rack.
  • 2Lift bike onto the rack, putting the front and rear wheels in the marked slots. Please load the rack nearest the bus first. The front wheel of the bike closest to the bus should face curbside. The front wheel of the second bicycle must face in the opposite direction. You can load/unload the rack nearest the bus without unloading the bike in front.
  • 3Raise the support arm, as far up on the wheel as you can, making sure it is resting on your front tire, not on the fender or frame.

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How to

  • 1Tell the driver you need to unload your bike and use the front door to exit the bus.
  • 2Raise the support arm off the tire. The support arm automatically folds down to a secure position. Lift out your bike. Watch for oncoming traffic!
  • 3Please fold up the rack if it is empty. It will automatically lock in place.
  • 4Step off the street until the bus passes. Do not cross in front of the bus.

Additional Information

  • right arrow The Transfer Station is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 6pm, and is closed on Sundays.
  • right arrow Collier Area Transit assumes no liability for injuries or damages incurred to bicycles, personal property or persons while using
    the racks or riding the bus.