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Expand your ride with transit. Learn how and where to place a bike when you board the MAX, a WES train, a streetcar, a bus or a tram car. Find out about bike lockers.

Cyclist boarding a MAX train

All aboard! Bring your bike on transit

You can bring your bike along when using transit. Where the bike goes depends on what form of transit you board. At rush hour, spaces for bikes can be limited.

MAX light rail trains

  • Bikes are only allowed on MAX if there is room. If all bike spaces are full or the train is too crowded, you must wait for the next train.
  • Board the train through the door with the bike symbol.
  • Use the hooks to hang your bike or use spaces in areas marked with the bike symbol.
  • No part of your bike should block stairwells or aisles.

View a diagram of the bike spaces on MAX, watch a how-to video and get other helpful information on bringing bikes on board on the TriMet website. Go

WES commuter trains (Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville)

  • Each WES car has room for up to six standard-size bikes, two in vertical bike racks with room for up to four more in the priority seating areas.
  • If both racks and priority seating spaces are occupied, you must wait for the next train.
  • If you ride your bike to or from WES on a regular basis, consider locking your bike at the station or renting a bike locker.

View a diagram of bike storage on WES cars and read how to properly secure your bike in the vertical bike racks on the TriMet website.Go

Person putting bike onto bus bike rack

TriMet buses

  • TriMet buses are equipped with a bike rack on the front that can hold two bikes. If the rack is full, you must wait for the next bus.
  • Bikes are not allowed inside buses unless they can collapse to the size of a standard piece of luggage.
  • Before attempting to put your bike in the rack, make sure the bus stops completely and the driver acknowledges you before you step in front of the bus.

View photos with step-by-step instructions and/or watch a video on how to use the bus bike racks on the TriMet website. Go

C-TRAN buses (Clark County)

  • All C-TRAN buses in Washington are equipped with bike racks.
  • Make sure the bus comes to a complete stop and you make eye contact with the driver before attempting to put your bike in the rack.
  • If you are a regular C-Tran user, consider renting a bike locker.

SMART buses (Wilsonville)

  • All SMART buses are equipped with SportWorks bike racks.
  • All drivers are knowledgeable about the use of the bike racks and can instruct you on how to use them.

The Portland Streetcar

  • Allow other passengers to exit and enter first, then board with your bike through the low-floor center section of the streetcar.
  • Look for the bike signs showing where bikes may be stored.

Portland Aerial Tram (OHSU, South Waterfront)

  • Bikes are allowed on the tram if there is room available.

Cyclist using a bike lockerBike lockers

Bike lockers can be rented at many transit stations and at locations in downtown Portland, Vancouver and the Lloyd District.

Need assistance?

Regional Travel Options program
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