Cycling is a fun and healthy way for people to get around the city, and it helps solve the “first and last mile” challenges for those who’d like to take transit but find stops or stations a little far away from their destinations. We encourage our riders to combine cycling with their commute and make it easy for them to do so.
Bus riders can transport their bikes using the 3-bike racks available on all MetroRapid vehicles or the 2-bike racks offered on regular buses. MetroRail cars also have bike racks on board or riders can choose to stand with their bikes, if room permits.
Know When to Fold ‘Em
Folding-style bikes can be brought on board buses, just fold them before boarding so that they take up less room.
Riders can make their commutes bike-friendly by taking advantage of Capital Metro’s seven MetroBike Shelters located along the Red Line and at two popular transfer centers: Plaza Saltillo, MLK Jr., Highland, Kramer and Lakeline stations, and at the Tech Ridge Park & Ride and South Congress Transit Center. For $30, cyclists can purchase an annual key card for access to all of the fully-enclosed, secure MetroBike shelters where, with their own bicycle locks, they can park their bikes then hop on a bus or train.Transit riders can park their bikes in MetroBike Shelters overnight as well as during the daytime and over weekends as long as the bikes are actively being used for commuting.
The Crestview/Highland Urban Trail is great for cyclists and pedestrians. A native-landscaped oasis in Austin, the trail links these popular two train stations with area businesses and residential neighborhoods.
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Don’t forget about Austin’s bikeshare program! B-Cycle has over forty locations throughout the city; many are located near MetroRapid and MetroBus stops as well as MetroRail stations.
Visit capmetro.org for more helpful tips about taking bikes along on our transit services.