Unloading your Bike For safety reasons, it is very important to tell the driver you need to unload your bike before you approach your stop, then leave through the front door. 1 Raise the support clamp off the bike tire and move the support arm down, out of your way. 2 Lift your bike out of the rack. 3 Fold the bike rack if there is no other bike in the rack, step to the sidewalk and let the bus pull away. For safety sake, watch out for each other and always remember to wear your helmet! Bike & Ride For bus route and schedule information, call A new travel option Can I try one out? If you wish to try the bike rack out before getting on the bus, simply call transit at 604-485-4287 during office hours. If you have suggestions for expansion of transit services to cyclists please call the District of Powell River Municipal Transportation at 604-485-4287. Powell River Municipal Transportation 6910 Duncan Street Powell River, BC V8A 1W2 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 604•485•4287 w w w. b u s o n l i n e . c a District of Powell River 2280/1M Bike& Ride Leave the pedalling to us. Whether you’re headed for work, for school, for shopping or for fun, you and your bike can ride the same bus. All for the usual fare. This pamphlet will help you get rolling. Keeping more cars off the road can help make the air a little cleaner. It’s a chance for you to keep in shape, too. Preparing your Bike There are a few safety precautions you should know before introducing your bike to the bus bike racks. Kiddie carriers and saddle bags block the vision of the bus driver. Whips, antennas or other objects rising above the height of the handle bars may hit the windshield. Handle bars cannot be wider than 27 inches (69cm) or they will interfere with the windshield and windshield wipers. The buses cannot carry tandems or motor-powered bikes. Transit is not responsible for lost or stolen bikes. If your driver asks you to remove your bike for any reason, please cooperate. 1 Always load and unload your bicycle from the curb side. 2 Pull down to release the folded bike rack. You only need one hand to pull the rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand. 3 Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting wheels into the slots. Each slot is labelled for front and rear wheels. Please load your bike in the outside slot first. 4 Raise and release the support arm over the top of the front tire. Make sure the support arm is resting on the tire and not on the fender or frame. Free and Easy Loading and unloading bikes on the rack is easy and there is no extra cost for bringing your bike. The rack, attached to the front of all buses, holds two bicycles on a first come, first serve basis. The racks have simple instructions posted right on them. Each bike can be loaded or unloaded independently. You don’t need to move one bike to reach the other. The rack holds most wheel and frame sizes. Loading your Bike As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load. Remove any loose items, including saddle bags, that might fall off or be a safety hazard. Tell the driver you’re loading your bike and load from the sidewalk side. For safety reasons, the driver can’t get off the bus to help you. You are responsible for making sure your bike is securely loaded on the rack.