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Sharing the Road with Metro -
When do two wheels become six? When you Bike & Ride on Metro.
Every Metro bus is equipped with a front-mounted bike rack that's easy to use. Best of all, when you pay your fare, your bike rides free! You may use the bike rack from any Metro stop, including Government Square, Metro's downtown hub.
When using Metro's bike racks follow these guidelines:
Here's what you do:
Using Metro's bike racks is fast and easy. Just follow these steps:
1. Remove air pumps, water bottles, etc. from your bike before loading.
2. If the bike rack is stowed against the bus, squeeze release handle to lower the rack for use.
3. Place your bike on the rack, fitting the wheels into the slots. If there is no other bike on the rack, place your bike in the outside slot, furthest from the bus.
4. Raise and release the spring-loaded support arm over the top of the front tire. Make sure the arm is on the tire and not the fender or frame.
5. Board the bus, pay your fare and tell the bus operator the stop where you will unload your bike.
6. Relax and enjoy the ride.
Ring the bell and remind the bus operator that you will be unloading a bike at your stop.
Bikes are transported at the owner's risk. Availability is first-come, first-served. Metro is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bikes while they are on the bike rack or at any of its facilities.
The following routes stop at or near some of Cincinnati's favorite places to ride:
|Little Miami Scenic Trail||Rt. 28 East End Milford (weekday only)|
|Lunken Airport Bike Path||Rt. 28 East End Milford, Rt. 24|
|Five Mile Road Bike Path||Rt. 24|
|West Fork Mill Creek Bike Trail||Rt. 78 Springdale|
|Winton Woods Park Trail||Rt. 20|
Check out OKI's interactive Bike Guide Map
Metro has also created a Bike & Ride brochureillustrated guide on using the bike racks and more information on Metro's Bike and Ride program.
View the City of Cincinnati's downtown bike rack map.
The Bike Friendly Destinations Awards Program honored Metro in 2011 and 2012. The program honors area organizations that have provided advocacy and infrastructure improvements to support bicycling for employees or visitors.
The Bike Friendly Destinations Program was developed by Queen City Bike to encourage more people to commute to work and other destinations by bicycle. Funded by a grant through The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the program works with businesses and other destinations to show that bicycle commuting is beneficial for everyone: the employee, the visitor, the employer, and the city as a whole. Visit http://www.queencitybike.com/ to find out more about Bike Friendly Destinations.
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