RTD now allowing e-bikes to be brought on rail cars, stored on bus bike racks

RTD customers can now bring battery electric bikes, or e-bikes, aboard RTD rail vehicles, the agency announced Tuesday.

RTD staff worked with the American Public Transportation Association to draft its policy and studied the approaches of other agencies to understand their practices.

E-bikes may not be brought onto the light rail high blocks, which are intended for use by individuals with disabilities.

No bikes are allowed inside buses, but e-bikes 55 pounds or less with tires up to 2.3 inches in width can be loaded onto any bus mounted front bicycle rack.

If the bicycle rack is full on Regional and SkyRide buses, the bus operator can determine if additional bicycles can be loaded in the luggage compartment beneath these vehicles.

E-bikes continue to be prohibited on MallRide and MetroRide vehicles, which were not designed to carry bicycles or scooters.

Gasoline-powered vehicles remain prohibited aboard all transit vehicles.

To learn more about how to bring a bike on RTD’s buses and trains, rent a bike locker or store a bike at a Bike-n-Ride shelter, visit the Bike-n-Ride webpage.

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