Riders Guide -  ​Bike Transport

BRATS is proud of the addition of bike carriers attached to the front bumpers of several of the BRATS buses which allows riders to easily store bicycles on the bus for cycling activities once they reach their destination.  Make sure to notify the scheduler that you will need transport by a vehicle with a bike rack to ensure  transport of the bike.  Each carrier can hold up to two adult-size two wheel bikes.  The bike racks only contact is to the bikes’ tires, reducing any potential damage to a loaded bike.  It is the passenger’s responsibility to load and unload their bike.  These are the proper steps: 

 Loading:

1. It is very important to get the driver's attention before you load or unload your bike.

2. As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load. Remove water bottles, pumps or any loose items that may fall off.

3. Always load from the curb side of the street.

4. Squeeze the handle and pull down to release the folded bike rack.

5. Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting wheels into the slots. Each slot is labeled for front and rear wheels. Please load your bike in the outside slot first, if vacant.

6. 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 the fender or frame.

Unloading:

1. Raise the support arm off the tire. Move the support arm down, out of your way.

2. Lift your bike out of the rack.

3. Return the rack to the upright position if there isn't another bike on the rack.

4. If you forget to retrieve your bike or the driver pulls away before you've unloaded it, please call BRATS at (251) 972-6817.

5. BRATS is not responsible for theft and damage due to improper loading, unloading or securing.

6. Bikes should not be locked to bike rack.