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Transit Buses Now Equipped with Bike Racks


April 21, 2009 – Bike racks are being installed on all Thunder Bay Transit buses to allow cyclists the option to take their bikes with them. Each rack holds two bikes and is designed for easy loading and unloading by users. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Transit riders pay the regular fare and their bike rides for free.

Bikes can be loaded at any time of day. Children 12 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult in order to use the bike racks.

All conventional two-wheeled bicycles are permitted on the racks (wheels at least 41 cm). Tricycles and motorized bicycles cannot be accommodated, nor can bikes with child carriers or trailers.

“Buses with bike racks are being provided for all who wish to use the Transit system and take their bikes with them,” says David Stephens, Transit Planning and Marketing Analyst. “We want to encourage their use as an added service to all Transit riders.”

The public is invited to sessions explaining how to use the racks that are being held at the Transit office at 570 Fort William Road on Saturday, April 25 from 2 to 4 pm, or Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 12 pm.   

For more information, contact the Transit office at 684-2190.

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Contact: David Stephens 
             Planning & Marketing Analyst 
             Tel: (807) 684-2190