Bike Racks

RACK, RIDE 'N' ROLL with TIMMINS TRANSIT

Bike racks will be available for passenger use between May 1st and October 31st of each year.

Timmins Transit Nova buses are now equipped with an easy-to-use bike rack on the front of the bus which allows you to take your bike to school, to work, to the park or anywhere our transit buses travel.

Getting around Timmins by bus or bike is so easy!

HOW TO USE BIKE RACKS

1. While waiting for the bus, remove any items from your bike that may block the view of the driver or be in danger of falling off. Bicycle accessories
2. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop. Signal to the driver you are going to load your bike. Woman with bicycle waiting for bus to stop.
3. Allow room (approximately your arm’s length) between the rack and your body. While supporting your bike with one hand, use the other to squeeze the handle and lower the rack. Woman lowering bike rack.
4. Be sure to lower the rack completely. Woman completely lowering bike rack.
5. Lift your bike into the rack and load It into the inside slot, if vacant, with the front wheel facing the direction indicated. Woman lifting bike onto bike rack.
6. With one hand, steady the bike, pull the holder hook out and lift it over the front tire, securing the hook as close to the bike frame as possible. Woman securing bike to bike rack.
7. Your bike is now secure! Let the driver know where you will be getting off, and plan to exit through the front door of the bus. Bike secured on bike rack on front of bus.
8. If the bike rack is empty after unloading your bike, be sure to return the rack into the upright position. For your safety always take your bike to the curb before continuing your journey. Signal to the driver that you are clear of the bus. Woman walking away with bike from bus.

Bike Rack Important Notes

  • There is no cost to use the bike rack - simply pay your regular transit fare and enjoy the ride.
  • The bicycle racks accommodate two bikes per bus and are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Customers are responsible for safely loading, securing and unloading their bikes. Timmins Transit is not responsible for any damage to any bike that may occur during transport.
  • Only single seat, standard two-wheeled bikes fit in the racks
  • Always load and unload your bike from the front and curb side of the bus
  • Please allow passengers with bicycles that are leaving to remove their bikes before loading another.
  • Load and unload your bike as quickly as possible
  • Only non-motorized, two wheeled bikes are allowed
  • A driver may refuse access to cyclist due to unsafe conditions or if the bike has any items on it that could block the driver’s vision.