Bike and Ride

SSRuleForRidersBike'n'Ride makes riding Skagit Transit easier than ever. It doesn't matter whether you bike because the stop is too far to walk or if you ride for the fun of it. Just pedal to the nearest bus stop and Skagit Transit will be there to pick you up with your bike.

  • Bike racks are available on all Fixed Route buses.
  • Each rack holds two or three bikes at a time on a first come, first served basis.  If you are traveling with a group of bicyclists, space cannot be guaranteed for all bikes.
  • Bike racks are easy to use; just ten seconds to load!
  • Bike racks accommodate most single-rider bicycles, including children's and all-terrain bikes. Motorized or odd-sized bikes are not allowed.
  • There is no additional charge to use the bike rack and no special permit is required. Just follow the easy instructions shown on the rack.

Loading Bikes

  1. Prepare your bike for loading. Remove water bottles, pumps and other loose items that could fall off while the bus is in motion.
  2. Inform the bus driver that you will be loading your bike. You must load your bike from the curb or in front of the bus. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike.
  3. Squeeze the handle to release the latch, then fold down the bike rack. You only need to use one hand to unlatch and pull the bike rack down, so you can hold your bike with the other hand. It is not necessary to lean your bike against the bus.
  4. Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting the wheels into the correct wheel slots. One wheel slot is clearly labeled for the front wheel.
  5. Raise the support arm over the front tire. It needs to be raised so that the hook rests at the highest point on the front wheel, but not on the fender or frame.
  6. Board the bus and enjoy the ride! Choose a seat near the front of the bus to keep an eye on your bike. DON'T FORGET you have a bike with you when you get off at your stop. New riders often do!
  7. Remind the driver you have a bike on the rack as you exit the coach.


-User assumes all responsibility for loading and unloading their bicycle. Skagit Transit is not responsible for damage to bicycles that do not fit the bike rack or are loaded improperly.

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