Bikes On Buses
How to put your bike on the bus
STA provides bike racks on the front of the buses to make "getting there greener" even easier. Follow these simple instructions and you and your bike will be riding in no time.
Here's how it works:
Once the bus has stopped, make sure there is room for your bike. Each rack has room for three bikes. If the rack is full, you'll have to take the next bus.
If there is room, use the bike trough that is furthest away from the bus. Squeeze the release handle and pull it toward you to lower it.
Place your bike's wheels in one of the troughs, with the front wheel facing the spring-loaded bar. If there is already a bike in the front rack, load your bike on one of the back troughs.
Raise the spring-loaded bar up and over the front tire and place it on the top of the tire, close to the bike frame.
At your stop, let the driver know you need to remove your bike then exit the front of the bus. Remove your bike, put the rack up, and wave to let the driver know you and your bike are clear.
That's it! You and your bike are ready to catch a ride with STA.
Rules for bringing bikes on buses
- Never step into traffic while loading or unloading a bike.
- Never cross the street in front of the bus: Passing traffic cannot see you coming around the bus.
- Always walk your bike in station areas, transit centers and pedestrian corridors.
Bike lockers are available
Bicycle lockers are available for $5 per month (minimum rental of 3 months with a $25 refundable key deposit. Please call 509-328-7433 for information on renting a locker. Lockers are available at the following locations.
- Jefferson Park and Ride
- Mirabeau Park and Ride
- Valley Transit Center
- South Hill Park and Ride
- Liberty Lake Park and Ride
- Hastings Park and Ride