Bicycles & Transit
Photos Courtesy of Metro Transit
Combining a bike ride with transit expands your biking horizons. It can also give tired muscles a rest! Need to wear business professional clothing during the workday? Try putting your bike on a transit vehicle, changing clothing at the end of the day and then biking home. Transit and bicycling go hand-in-hand!
- You can load your bike onto the front rack of a Metro Transit bus, or you can bring it onto a Hiawatha Light Rail train or a Northstar Commuter Rail train. Most other regional transit services also have bike racks on their buses.
- You can also leave your bike at a transit stop. Some major transit stops have bicycle lockers and racks. You can always lock your bike to a signpost if no bicycle racks are available, and pick it up on your way home.
- You can bike on Nicollet Mall 24 hours a day. Marquette and 2nd Avenue bus lanes are open to bikes during all but peak bus hours (Monday-Friday, 6 to 9 am and 3 to 7 pm).
- Metro Transit also offers the Guaranteed Ride Home Program, which reimburses bicyclists for transit and cab fares if you need a ride in a pinch.
Last updated Feb. 27, 2012