The Region of Waterloo has more than 500 kilometres of on-road bikeways and off-road multi-use trails. Every GRT bus has a bike rack, so you can combine your cycling journey with public transit.
Bus bike racks
GRT buses are equipped with bike racks that hold two bicycles of most sizes and styles (non-motorized, two-wheeled bikes only).
If the bike rack is full, take your bike on the bus and find an appropriate area to place your bike. If the bus is full, you will not be able to board the bus with your bike and will have to wait for the next bus.
Using the bus bike rack
Loading your bike
Remove loose items like bottles or pumps before the bus arrives. Tell the operator you want to load your bike. You must load and unload the bike without assistance.
Squeeze the handle to release the rack and slowly lower it.
Lift your bike on to the rack and fit the wheels in the front and rear slots.
- Pull the support arm up and over the front tire to secure your bike.
Unloading your bike
Leave the bus by the front door. Tell the operator you are unloading your bike.
Pull the support arm out and over the front tire to release.
Lift your bike and raise the rack to the upright position.
Step away from the bus and signal to the operator you are clear of the bus.
Note: GRT is not responsible for personal injury or theft, loss of, or damage to bikes carried on buses or at bus stops.
Bike racks are available at Charles Street Terminal, Ainslie Street Terminal, and Cambridge Centre terminal. There are also bike racks at most iXpress bus stations and select satellite terminal locations. GRT's bike racks are intended for you to store your bike while riding transit.
For longer storage, we offer secure, fully enclosed lockers to guard your bike against theft or vandalism. They can be rented for $30 for a (minimum) three month term. Tax will be added to the fee.
The lockers are located at the Charles Street Terminal.
For more information or to obtain an application form for a bike locker, please contact customer service at 518-585-7555.
Fax or mail the completed form to:
GRT - Bike Locker Program
15 Charles St. W.
Kitchener, ON N2G 1X3
If you have questions, concerns or suggestions about the bike locker program, call 519-585-7555.