Fairfax Connector buses have bike racks front-mounted on all buses. Each bus can carry two bicycles at no additional charge to the passenger. This convenience can extend the length of a passenger's bike trip, save money otherwise spent on gas and is an environmentally-sound decision.
Additional regional bike programs:
- Fairfax County Bike Program
- Metro Bike 'N Ride Bicycle Program
- Arlington Transit (ART) Bike on ART Program
How to Use the Racks
- Make certain the driver sees you and has stopped before stepping out in front of the bus.
- Do not leave anything on the bike that might blow off in the wind, or bounce off when the bus hits a bump.
- Grab the handle and pull up. Squeeze the top handle and pull the rack down. You only need to use one hand to unlatch and pull the bike rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand. It is not necessary to lean your bike against the bus.
- With the bike rack lowered to the carrying position, lift your bike onto the rack and into the slot for the wheels. Load your bike with the front wheel toward the wheel clamp.
- Pull up the spring-loaded clamp and put it over the front wheel. The bike is now secured for travel. The support arm adds lateral support for the bike when the bus is in motion, and is required. The support arm needs to be raised so that the hook rests at the highest point on the front wheel.
- Get on the bus.
- As you exit the bus, remind the driver that you will be removing your bicycle.
- Lower the spring-loaded bar from the tire and lift your bicycle off the rack.
- Swing the rack up if it's empty.
- Go to the nearest curb.
- Wave to let the driver know you and your bicycle are clear of the bus.