The larger, 60' MAX buses can hold four bicycles inside the bus. There is space for two standing and two hanging bicycles in racks at the rear of the bus. The smaller MAX buses can hold up to three bicycles on the front of the bus, and one in the space behind the driver.
How to use MAX bicycle racks:
- Please wait for passengers to step off the bus, and enter through the rear door.
- Load your bicycle in either a floor mounted rack or a vertical mount.
- To use a floor rack, use the rack nearest the inside wall if available. Push your front tire into the tire well, lift up the wheel hook and rotate over the front wheel. Push the rear of the bicycle out of the aisle.
- To use the vertical rack, lift the bicycle at an angle, and slide the front wheel over the hook. Ask for assistance from another passenger if you have trouble lifting your bicycle.
- Before your stop, prepare to unload your bicycle.
- Wait for other passengers to get off the bus before wheeling your bicycle off.
If there is no room on MAX for your bicycle, either lock it up at the bicycle rack located at the station, wait a few minutes until the next MAX bus arrives, or ride the nearby Mason trail.
MAX carries more bicycles than just about any other transit service. In many other communities, buses may allow up to three bicycles, may charge for transporting them, or may not allow them at all. Transfort has developed a system to carry the most bikes that can be parked safely inside the bus. If more bicycles were allowed inside the MAX buses, they would interfere with the safe loading and unloading of passengers, as bicycles would block the aisles. Also, certain areas are needed for wheelchairs.
Transfort will continue to seek innovative, safe ways to accommodate bicycles, and to provide bicycle racks at every MAX station.
In response to concerns over how bikes were being accommodated on MAX, Transfort Initiated a Community Conversation in 2014. View results of that effort here.