Bike & Ride

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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. For the safety of riders waiting to board, when boarding at Government Square please walk bikes at Areas A, B and C.

When using Metro's bike racks follow these guidelines:
  • Each rack holds two bikes. If the rack is full, you must wait for another bus. Bikes are not permitted inside the bus unless they fold.
  • Only single-rider bikes weighing less than 55 lbs. with wheels narrower than 2.35 in. may be put on the bike racks. Motorized bikes (except e-bikes meeting the weight/wheel-size specifications) are not permitted. Children's bikes under 20 inches are too small for the bike racks.
  • Bikes cannot be locked while on the bike rack.

To load:
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 on the inside rack, closer to 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.
To unload:
1. Ring the bell and remind the bus operator that you will be unloading a bike at your stop.
2. Exit through the front door of the bus.
3. Raise the support arm from your front tire and return it to its stored position.

4. Lift your bike out of the rack.

5. Raise and secure the rack against the bus if there is no other bike on it.

6. Go on your way. Please do not cross in front of the bus.

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.
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The following routes stop at or near some of Cincinnati's favorite places to ride:

Bike Trails/Paths
Metro Routes
Little Miami Scenic Trail Rt. 28 East End Milford
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

Metro has also created a Bike & Ride brochure with an illustrated guide to using the bike racks and more information on Metro's Bike and Ride program.

View the city of Cincinnati's downtown bike rack map.

Metro is a bike friendly destination

Metro has been recognized by Queen City Bike as a Bike Friendly Destinations Award recipient in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The program honors area organizations that have provided advocacy and infrastructure improvements to support bicycling for employees or visitors.

If you have feedback or suggestions, please contact Brandy Jones at or (513) 632-7527.