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We know that many of our riders like to incorporate bike transportation into their daily commute, which is why we provide space for bicycles on our buses to help you get where you need to go – safely, efficiently, and sustainably.

Riding the bus with your bike is easy. Simply load your bike onto the rack, secure it in place, and hop on the bus. It’s that simple! Bike racks are available at many bus stops and transit centers, if you prefer to leave your bike while you ride the bus. Remember to lock it, Transfort is not responsible for lost or stolen bicycles. At Transfort, we are committed to promoting sustainable transportation options and reducing traffic congestion. By incorporating bicycling into your daily commute, you can help reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment.

Secure Bike Shelters

Bike-n-Ride Shelters located at the South Transit Center (STC) and Mountain Station (inside the Civic Center Parking Structure), offer long-term, secure, and weather-protected bicycle storage for commuters making connections to and from local or regional transit routes. This allows transit riders to leave a bike at a secure shelter for the first, last, or both legs of their commute, extending their transit trip to locations not directly served by transit.

Our bike shelters are open-air with a roof, walls, and a locked door to protect parked bicycles from theft, vandalism, and the elements. Entry into the locked structure is limited to members that sign up for the program. Membership for the City of Fort Collins’ Bike-n-Ride shelters is $20 plus a refundable $10 deposit.

Colorado State University also offers bicycle parking permits for their secure bicycle shelters at the University MAX Station and the Lake Street Parking Garage for CSU students and staff with an active RamCard. For more information on CSU’s secure bike shelters, please visit CSU’s Secure Bike Parking webpage.

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Bicycle Transportation on Transfort Buses

Transfort buses are equipped with racks that hold up to three bicycles. Racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the bike rack is full, there is usually bicycle parking next to bus stops to accommodate your bicycle.

person getting on bus with a bike

Types of Bicycles Allowed

  • Non-fuel powered, two-wheeled adult and children’s bikes.
  • Must weigh less than 55 lbs.
  • Bicycles must be free of additional or oversized accessories and must not limit the bus operator’s  visibility.
  • Electric-powered bicycles are allowed as long as they meet the weight requirement. The battery pack may need to be removed to meet this limit. SPIN e-bikes are not allowed on Transfort buses due to their weight. Find out more about SPIN.

MAX Bus Bike Transportation

The larger, 60′ MAX buses can accommodate up to four bicycles inside the bus. There is space for two standing and two hanging bicycles in racks at the rear of the bus. 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 secured 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 and interfere with areas needed for wheelchairs.

Transfort will continue to seek innovative, safe ways to accommodate bicycles and to provide bicycle racks at every MAX station.

How to Use MAX Bicycle Racks

A white bike is attached to a bike rack on the front of a bus.
  1. Please wait for passengers to step off the bus, and enter through the rear door.
  2. Load your bicycle in either a floor-mounted rack or a vertical mount.
  3. 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.
  4. To use the vertical rack, lift the bicycle at an angle, and slide the front wheel over the hook.
  5. Before your stop, prepare to unload your bicycle.
  6. Wait for other passengers to get off the bus before wheeling your bicycle off.

Transfort Policies for Other Modes of Transportation

At Transfort, we strive to make public transportation as convenient and accessible as possible for all riders. To ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers, we have established some policies regarding personal transportation devices on our buses.

Scooter Policy

SPIN scooters are not allowed on Transfort buses. Find out more about SPIN.

Transfort passengers are allowed to bring personal scooters on board buses, if the scooter can be folded. The scooter must remain folded while on board the vehicle and placed in front of the passenger or under the seat. Scooters must not block aisles, exits, or empty seating. They must not encroach into other passenger areas or personal space.

Personal scooters that cannot be folded are not allowed due to the high potential of injury to other passengers, the inability to secure them in the vehicle, and the likelihood of a hazard created by scooters in the aisles (they cannot be stored under a seat or in front of a passenger without encroaching on other passenger spaces).

Skateboard Policy

Skateboards (including electric skateboards) are allowed on Transfort buses as long as they can be stored safely under the seat or kept with the passenger.

Skateboards must not block aisles, exits or empty seating. They must not encroach into other passenger areas or personal space.

Thank you for helping us make Transfort a safe and enjoyable way to get around Fort Collins.