Cincinnati Metro

OH: Bike and Ride Free on Metro, TANK and CTC May 16

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 Friday, May 16, 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 on Washington Park on May 16, from noon to 1 p.m., 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, 2012 and 2013. The 2014 Bike Friendly Destination Awards will be given out on May 22.

“With bike racks on buses, we’ve established a natural partnership between the bike community and the local transit agencies. They complement each other,” said Nern Ostendorf, Queen City Bike executive director. “In Cincinnati, bikes and buses are both important transportation options and I hope to see more and more people actively using both.”