Orange County Transportation Authority

Bikes on Buses

Extend Your Bike Trip by Bus

If you are traveling a long distance, you can ride your bicycle to a bus stop and take a bus to your destination. All OCTA buses are equipped with bicycle racks, located at the front of the vehicle that can carry two bicycles at a time.

Tips for Taking Your Bike on the Bus

Loading Your Bike

  • Be ready when the bus arrives
  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before stepping off the curb
  • Remove all loose items from your bike or basket before loading
  • Lift your bike onto the rack and secure the support arm over the tire
  • DO NOT lock your bike to the rack
  • Tell the driver where you will be exiting

Unloading your bike:

  • Tell the driver you are getting your bike BEFORE you exit
  • Always exit through the front door so the driver can see you
  • Lift the support arm off of your bike
  • Lift your bike off the rack. Stay on the curbside of the bus
  • If there are no other bikes, lift the rack into the locked position

Points to remember:

  • Never walk into the street to load your bike
  • Do not ride your bike against traffic to catch the bus
  • Tell the driver you are getting your bike BEFORE you get off the bus
  • OCTA buses can hold MOST sized bikes that meet these specifications – Wheel Size: 20-29 inches in diameter. Wheelbase: 44 inches maximum axle to axle. Tire Width: no more than 2.35 inches
  • The driver is not required to help you load or unload your bike

What if the bike rack is full?

  • Bike racks are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Folding bikes are allowed on the bus
  • You may bring your bicycle on board if the racks are full AND it’s the last bus of the day on that particular route

Project Contact

Nathan Wheadon
Marketing Program Administrator
(714) 560-5936

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