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Bringing Your Bike on the Bus

All non-electric MBTA buses are equipped with a bike rack that can hold 2 conventional bikes.

Before the bus arrives, remove any bags or loose items from your bike.

When the bus arrives, wait until it comes to a complete stop and let the driver know you’re going to use the bike rack.

Step-by-step

Loading the bike rack

  1. Squeeze the handle in the center of the rack and pull it down until it’s flat.
  2. Front wheel first, put your bike into the rack wheel slot. Use the slot further away from the bus first.
  3. Pull out the support arm and raise it over the front tire or rotate the level to secure the tire.
  4. Check that your bike is secure. Bikes are not allowed to be locked to the rack.
  5. Let the driver know where you’re getting off, and be sure to watch your bike while you’re on board.

Unloading the bike rack

  1. Let the driver know you’ll be taking your bike out of the rack.
  2. Raise the support arm off the tire, or rotate the level to loosen.
  3. Lift your bike out of the rack.
  4. If the rack is empty, squeeze the handle in the center and fold it back up until it locks.
  5. Let the driver know you’re done, and wait until the bus leaves before getting on your bike.

Things to Know

  • The MBTA is not responsible for stolen or damaged bikes.
  • Always let the driver know that you’ll be loading or unloading the bike rack before walking in front of the bus.
  • Never crouch down below the driver’s sight line in front of the bus.
  • Never cross the street in front of the bus with your bike—traffic can’t see around it.

Bikes on the Train

A Commuter Rail train stopped at the Providence-bound platform.

You can also bring your bike on certain subway and Commuter Rail trains.

Register your bike

A closed pedal and park bike station with bikes parked inside at Forest Hills station

Fill out our online form to register your CharlieCard and use Pedal and Park facilities.

Bike Parking

A pedal and park bike facility with bikes locked inside at Back Bay station

There are various options for parking your bike at MBTA stations, including regular bike racks, covered bike racks, and Pedal & Park facilities.

Bikes on the Train

A Commuter Rail train stopped at the Providence-bound platform.

You can also bring your bike on certain subway and Commuter Rail trains.

Register your bike

A closed pedal and park bike station with bikes parked inside at Forest Hills station

Fill out our online form to register your CharlieCard and use Pedal and Park facilities.

Bike Parking

A pedal and park bike facility with bikes locked inside at Back Bay station

There are various options for parking your bike at MBTA stations, including regular bike racks, covered bike racks, and Pedal & Park facilities.