What is the procedure for boarding my bike on the bus and being sure I get my bike off the bus when I disembark? All FAX Buses are equipped with bike racks. The bike racks are located on the front bumper of the bus and are capable of accommodating two or three bicycles at a time. No additional fare or permit is required. The racks are available to all FAX passengers on a space available basis. Bicycles are not permitted at anytime inside the bus.
What is the procedure for boarding my bike on the bus and being sure I get my bike off the bus when I disembark?
Use your bicycle in combination with Fresno Area Express to make travel even more convenient! Plus, it's a great way to get exercise, reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.
LOADING YOUR BIKE
Prior to catching your bus, remove any bike accessories such as tire pumps or water bottles that could become loose while the bus is in motion.
When the bus arrives, let the driver know that you will be loading your bike onto the rack.
Always load from curbside or while directly in front of the bus. Never load on the driver's side near the flow of traffic.
Use one hand to hold your bike and the other to unfold the rack.
While gripping the rack handle, slightly push in on the rack to unlock and release it from its folded position. Then, lower the rack down.
Lift your bike into the rack placing both tires into the wheel slots (always load your bike into the rack closest to the bus).
Pull the support arm up and adjust it securely over the front tire.
UNLOADING YOUR BIKE
As you approach your destination request a stop by pulling the gray bell cord or press the rubber strip. Tell the driver that you will be unloading your bike from the rack.
Exit the front door of the bus.
Unload your bike from curbside or while directly in front of the bus. Never unload your bike from the driver's side.
Raise the support arm off the tire and lay it down into its locked position.
Lift your bike out of the bike rack.
If there are no other bikes in the rack, lift and push the bicycle rack up to the folded and locked position.
Step back onto the curb with your bike and you're ready to roll.
Please remember that it’s the passenger’s responsibility to safely load and unload the bicycle.
FAX is not responsible for any damages or loss of bicycles incurred while using bus bike racks.
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