Bike racks

Rack, Ride, ‘N’ Roll with Guelph Transit! All Guelph Transit conventional buses are 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 buses can take you. Getting around Guelph by bike and bus is so easy!

Quick tips:

  • have your bike ready to load as the bus approaches
  • remove all bicycle accessories and loose items, including panniers, water bottles and child carriers
  • before stepping in front of the bus with your bike, let the driver know that you will be using the bike rack
  • don’t forget to let the driver know when you have unloaded your bike and are a safe distance from the bus

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will my bike fit in the rack?

Conventional bikes with a single seat and two wheels will fit in the bike rack. Both wheels must be positioned within the wheel slots, and the support arm/hook must fit over the top of the bike wheels. The bike racks can accommodate a weight limit of 55 pounds per bike, and each bike wheel rim must be a minimum of 16 inches.

Motorized or electric-powered bicycles and bicycles equipped with child carriers and trailers are not permitted on the bike racks or inside Guelph Transit vehicles.


Who can use the bike rack?

Everyone can use the bike racks, but children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


How do I use the bike rack?

  1. have your bike ready to load as the bus approaches
  2. remove all bicycle accessories and loose items, including panniers, water bottles and child carriers
  3. before stepping in front of the bus with your bike let the driver know that you will be using the bike rack
  4. release the bike rack by squeezing the rack handle upwards to unfold the bike rack into the loading position
  5. lift your bike into the rack and load it into the outside slot first, if vacant. Fit each wheel into its labelled (front and rear) slot
  6. secure the bike-rack wheel lock on your bike; note that bicycle locks and chains are not to be used to secure your bike
  7. use the front door to exit the bus and indicate to the driver that you will be removing your bike
  8. remove your bike from the rack and then fold the rack back into its upright position (if there are no other bikes stored on the rack)
  9. let the driver know when you have unloaded your bike and that you are a safe distance from the bus
Bike Racks Quick Tips Reference Guide

Want to see how it’s done? Watch a short video showing you how to load and unload your bike. Please note, bus drivers are not able to assist with securing bicycles, but can provide verbal instructions if you experience difficulty.


What if the bike racks are full?

If the two racks are both full, you will be required to wait for the next bus or continue your trip on your bicycle. Bicycles are not permitted on board transit vehicles.


What if my bike is damaged when using the bike rack?

Each passenger is responsible for safely loading, securing and unloading their own bike. Guelph Transit is not responsible for any damage to any bike that may occur during transport.


How much does it cost?

Your bike rides for free as long as you’ve paid your regular fare. One bicycle per passenger please.


What about specialized bikes and accessories?

Motorized bicycles, electric-powered bicycles and bicycles equipped with child carriers and trailers are not permitted in the bike racks or inside Guelph Transit vehicles.


For information on cycling in Guelph visit guelph.ca/bike.