10 Reasons To Try Bicycle Commuting
- Biking conserves resources
- It's non-polluting
- It's inexpensive - no costly gasoline or vehicle maintenance
- It relieves traffic congestion
- You'll avoid parking expenses
- You'll save time by combining exercise and commuting
- You'll arrive at work invigorated
- Every seat is a window seat
- You can experience nature
- It's healthy!
The City of Albuquerque has more than 400 miles of bike paths and trails with more in the works.
It's as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3
Bicycle racks are mounted on the front bumpers of all buses to carry most bicycles (non-motorized only). Our 300 and 400 series buses have a rack that can hold two bikes at a time, while the 700, 900 and Rapid Ride buses can accommodate three bikes. If the bike rack is full our bike policy is as follows:
- If the bicycle rack is full, and the bus is not to full capacity with passengers (there is sufficient space to hold a bike without impeding other passengers), the passenger will be allowed to take the bike on the bus.
- The bicycle will only be allowed in the front portion of the bus in the wheelchair area if the space is free.
- The passenger will be required to stand with their bicycle to secure it.
- The bicycle rack must be full in order for the passenger to take the bicycle on the bus.
The video below demonstrates how the bike racks work.
Loading your bike on the bus
- If the bike rack is folded up against the front of the bus, pull the handle up to release, and lower the rack into its working position.
- Load your bike into the rack, starting with the front wheel. If your bike is first, load with the handlebars toward the curb, and the wheels in the slots nearest the bus. If your bike is second, load with the handlebars opposite.
- Pull the hook out and over the front wheel, and release it gently. Remove your water bottle, pump, etc., before boarding the bus.
- Just before your stop, remind the driver that you will need to unload your bike, and exit through the front door.
Unloading your bike from the bus
- Pull the hook out and over the front wheel to release your bike. Allow the hook to spring gently back into its resting position.
- Lift or roll your bike out of the wheel slots, always moving it toward the curb, and if yours was the only bike, fold up the rack.
- Quickly move away from the bus, then signal the driver that it is safe to leave.