Ever tried the bus bike rack?
Now the weather is warming up and Newport is getting into the busy season,
it’s time to try it out for yourself at Bike Newport – 62 Broadway.
Leave the car at home and enjoy congestion free time in Newport.
See how easy it is! Spread the word, come by try it and open yourself up to a while new world of transit opportunities.
RACK-N-RIDE by RIPTA
All RIPTA’s buses are equipped with bike racks. You can take the bus one way, part of the way, or just to get out of bad weather. The bike racks are free and easy to use:
1) Pull down to release the folded bike rack. You only need one hand to pull the rack down. (fix extra spacing between sentences)
2) Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting wheels into the slots. Each slot is labeled for front and rear wheels. If a bike is already in the rack, load yours in the other slot facing the opposite direction.
3) Raise and release the spring-loaded support arm over the top of the front tire. Make sure the support arm is resting on the tire and not on the fender or frame.
For safety reasons, the bus driver cannot help you load or unload your bike. Make sure the driver knows you are loading or unloading a bike because they may not be able to see you.
We want everyone to have a safe trip. Please read and follow the procedures below:
Tell the driver you plan to load or unload your bike, as he or she may not be able to see you
Always approach and load from the curbside and load your bike in the outside slot if it’s empty
For safety reasons, the driver is not allowed to help you load or unload your bike
Bikes may be loaded and unloaded at any designated RIPTA stop only
Motorized bikes, bikes with child seats, large carriers or other attachments are not allowed
If you use the bicycle rack, you assume all responsibility and all risks with respect to the use of the bicycle rack and any consequences which may result from that use, including but not limited to physical injuries and/or damages to personal property.
RIPTA is not responsible for the functioning or functionality of bicycle rack equipment and assumes no liability for any physical injuries and/or property damages which may result in any defect, within or upon the bicycle rack.