Cincinnati Metro

OH: Agencies Offer Free Rides for Bicycle Commuters

To celebrate Bike to Work Day, bicycle commuters can ride free on Metro, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) or Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) on May 17, when they transport their bikes on the easy-to-use bus bike racks.

Bike racks are located on the front of all Metro, TANK and CTC buses and can be used at all bus stops including Government Square downtown. Each bike rack can accommodate two bikes. For safety reasons, bikes are not allowed on-board buses unless they can be folded and stowed under a seat.

Metro and TANK will also be at the Bike to Work Day Celebration from noon to 1 p.m. May 17, at Washington Park in order to demonstrate the ease of biking and riding buses. 

Metro and TANK were recognized as “Bike Friendly Destinations” for providing advocacy and infrastructure improvements to support bicycling for employees and riders in 2011 and 2012. The 2013 Bike Friendly Destination awards will be given out on May 30.

“All Metro buses have bike racks, and many bike riders use our service every day,” said Terry Garcia Crews, Metro’s CEO and general manager. “We hope that Bike to Work Day encourages even more bike riders to use public transportation while still enjoying the benefits of cycling.”

“TANK’s bike racks have been very popular,” said Andrew Aiello, TANK’s general manager. “It’s a win-win for people who want to commute part of the way on bike and finish the trip on transit.”