Bike and Bus

Madison County Transit (MCT) has equipped all of its buses with bike racks to provide accessible connections between the MCT bikeway and bus systems. Now people throughout Madison County can simply BIKE AND BUS for transportation and recreation. In fact, MCT carries an average of 800 bikes each month, which equal more than 12,000 bike and bus participants and growing since 2003.

Bike Rack Features

  • Safe loading and unloading of bikes from the front of the bus - away from oncoming traffic!
  • Secure loading and unloading of any bike with tires smaller than 700 x 38 (27” x 13/8") – without touching the bike!
  • Easy loading and unloading instructions for everyone - as easy as 1, 2, 3!
  • Fast loading and unloading by everyone - less than 20 seconds total!

Bike Rack Loading Instructions

Before the bus arrives...
  • Remove bottles, pumps and other loose items from the bike that might fall when the bus is moving.

Once the bus stops...
  • Inform the driver that you will be loading your bike.
  • Move from curbside to the front of the bus to load your bike.

Loading is easy... as 1, 2, 3!
1. Squeeze the handle up to release the latch and then pull the bike rack down.
2. Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting the wheels into the labeled front and rear wheel slots.
3. Pull the support arm over the top of the front tire and then release the arm to secure the bike.

Bike Rack Information

  • Bike racks are FREE to use, but passengers must pay the required bus fare.
  • Bikes with motors or child carriers, are not allowed.
  • Bus drivers can provide verbal assistance with operating the bike racks only.
  • Bikes are not allowed inside the bus under any circumstances.
  • Bike racks can only accommodate two bikes, so please wait for the next bus if the bike rack is full.
  • MCT is not responsible for injuries, or damaged or stolen bikes caused from using the bike rack.

Bike Rack Unloading Instructions

Once the bus stops...
  • Inform the driver that you will be unloading your bike.
  • Move from curbside to the front of the bus to unload your bike.

Unloading is easy... as 3,2,1!
3. Raise the support arm off the tire and move it all the way down until it is secured.
2. Lift your bike out of the rack and place it next to you.
1. Fold up the rack to the upright position until it locks, if there is not another bike on the rack.