Bikes and Buses

Bikes are a great way to get to or from a bus stop or to meet a carpool or vanpool. Every bus and train in the Puget Sound region is equipped with a bike rack. Vanpools can be equipped with racks on request. Bikes travel free on public transportation on a first-come, first-served basis. If you only need a bike for part of your trip, many area park & rides have bike racks or lockers for safe, dry storage.

Take your bike on the bus!

BikeEverywhere-Social-03Every Community Transit bus is equipped with a bike rack. Bike racks are on the front of most buses; on Swift bus rapid transit, racks are inside the bus. It is your responsibility to load and unload your bicycle; the bus driver cannot assist you. Cyclists assume all responsibility for any damage and/or injury that occurs as a result of using the bike racks. Bikes may be loaded or unloaded at any bus stop, including in Downtown Seattle.

The front bike rack holds most two-wheeled bicycles with 16-inch or larger diameter wheels. Bikes with child carriers or no-spoke wheels cannot be put on the rack, and some bikes with wide handlebars or long wheelbases won't fit. Mopeds and scooters are not allowed.

How to use Bike Racks from Community Transit on Vimeo.

How to use our bike racks

Bike Rack Basics
Bike Rack Basics on Swift
When the Bike Rack is Full

Forget your bike on the bus?

It might be at our Lost & Found. Bicycles and other lost & found items are turned into Community Transit's RideStore. To claim a lost bike, call the RideStore at (425) 348-2350. Due to space limitations, bikes are only held for 10 days. The RideStore is located at the Lynnwood Transit Center, 20110 46th Ave. W, just west of the Interurban Trail. It is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bike lockers at park & rides

A bike locker is a secure, weatherproof way to store your bike while you complete your trip on a bus, carpool or vanpool. Bike locker rental is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, at a rental rate of $60 per year plus a conditionally-refundable deposit of $50. For more information on Community Transit's bike locker program, contact the Bike Locker Coordinator at bikelockers@commtrans.org or (425) 348-2332.

Bikes with child carriers, long wheelbases (such as recumbents) or wide handlebars might not fit into bike lockers.

Locker Locations

Community Transit bike locker locations
Bike lockers at other Snohomish County locations (operated by other agencies)

Bike racks at park & rides

Park & ride locations with bike racks

Benefits of a Bike Commute

Bike commutes offer exercise and convenience from Community Transit on Vimeo.


Bicycling & Trail Map Bicycling & Trail Map Cover

The Snohomish County Area Bicycling & Trail Map is geared towards recreational and commuting cyclists and is intended to help inform the cyclist of popular areas and routes for riding. The trail maps highlight the Centennial Trail, Interurban Trail, and North Creek Trail and make it is easy to plan a safe and enjoyable bike trip anywhere in Snohomish County. It is packed with useful cycling tips, resources and information about combining your bike trip with a ride on a Community Transit bus. The full map is available to view or download (22mb).

Bicycling & Trail Map
Centennial Trail Map
Interurban Trail Map

Healthy Community Partners

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Bike 2 Health logoBoeing logoSnohomish County Tourism logo
Silver Spoke Level

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Links & Resources