Bike Racks on City Buses

Battle Creek Transit recognizes the health and environmental benefits of riding bicycles. A growing number of neighbors use bicycles to travel throughout the Battle Creek area. The information below will help you operate the bike racks on our buses.

Bike Rack Policy


You and your bike ride for a single fare. No special permit or advance reservation is required. For safety reasons, the driver will not leave the bus to assist you with the loading or unloading your bike. Bicycle racks can carry two or three bikes, depending on the bus, and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you choose to bring your bike with you, you will have to wait for the next bus with available space on the bike rack.

Additional notes:

  • Bikes are not permitted inside any Transit vehicle. 
  • To allow for faster boarding of you and your bike, before the bus arrives at the stop, please remove any loose objects or personal items that could fall off your bike in transit. 
  • Recumbent bikes, tandem bikes, and three-wheeled bikes are not allowed because they do not fit safely into the racks. 
  • Battle Creek Transit assumes no liability for injuries or damages incurred to bikes, personal property or persons while using the racks or riding the bus.
Unclaimed bikes inadvertently left on Battle Creek Transit vehicles may be retrieved by calling 269-966-3474. Be prepared to describe the bike and prove ownership.

Video -- How to use a Battle Creek Transit bike rack