Bikes on Buses

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You can load your bike in these four easy steps:

Load your bike: 1. squeeze handle and pull rack down, 2. place bike in rack, 3. extend arm support, 4. pull over front tire

You can remove your bike in these four easy steps:

Remove your bike: 1. lift to release front tire, 2. return arm downward, 3. remove bike from rack, 4. squeeze handle and push rack up

Note: Loose items that could come off your bike while the bus is in motion should be removed before you board the bus. Take these items with you inside the bus.

Bikes On Buses

Thousand Oaks Transit provides bike racks on every city bus. Ride the bus to your destination for the same low price you would normally pay, and your bike rides for free!

Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading their own bicycles, so we are providing these instructions to assist you. Bus drivers do not assist with the loading or unloading of bikes, therefore, it is important that you read these instructions carefully.

Bike racks on the front of the bus can accommodate up to three two-wheel bicycles at a time. The rack holds any standard bicycle with a wheel diameter of 16 inches or larger. Tricycles, motorized bicycles, tandem bicycles, and bicycles with child carriers or trailers are not permitted. E-bikes not exceeding 50 pounds that fit in the racks are permitted but must be loaded and unloaded by the rider, drive is not permitted to assist. Please use the closest available space to the bumper. Bicycles are not permitted inside buses at any time. The bicycle rack is available on a first come, first served basis. If the rack is full, please wait for the next bus.

For more information regarding bicycling in Thousand Oaks, please view the Bicycle Master Plan [PDF].

Bicycle Storage

Many bus stops and shelters are equipped with bicycle racks, and secure bicycle lockers are available at no cost at the City Transportation Center. Thousand Oaks Transit is not responsible for damage, theft, or loss of bicycles that may be caused while your bicycle is loaded, unloaded, while it is in the rack, or while stored in a locker.

Your Safety

Caution should be taken when loading and unloading your bicycle. Thousand Oaks Transit is not responsible for any damage that may be caused while your bike is being loaded/unloaded or while it is in the rack.

Passengers should:

  • Notify the bus driver before loading a bike.
  • Load and unload bikes from the side of the bus nearest the curb.
  • Exit the bus from the front door and advise the bus driver that you will be unloading a bike.

Download Bikes On Buses Brochure

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