Bikes and Scooters

DC Circulator allows riders to bring bikes and scooters along for their ride. Bikes can be loaded on the sturdy bike rack attached to the front of each bus. These racks are equipped with a locking mechanism for extra security.


Scooters such as the one pictured here can be brought on board at the operator’s discretion based on available space inside the bus. Only one scooter per passenger is allowed and up to two scooters at a time on each bus.  Scooters cannot be charged on the bus.

This policy does not apply to mobility scooters used by riders with disabilities. These scooters are protected under our accessibility policy.


Each DC Circulator bus rack holds up to two bicycles, which you can load at any time during Circulator hours of operation, in just 5 easy steps:

Kittner_20140906_03021. Inform the bus driver that you are going to load your bicycle and then proceed to the foldable rack on the front of the bus. Instructions for loading your bicycle will also be posted there.

0111_20140906-kittner2. Grasp the handle at the top of the rack, squeeze and pull it down.

Placing Bike on Circulator Bus3. Lift the bicycle onto the rack, placing it into one of the slots. There is a spring-loaded support arm attached to each bike space. Place the front wheel of the bicycle pointing toward the support arm and pull the bar up and over the front tire.

bikes054. As you ride comfortably on the bus to your next stop, do not forget that your bike is hanging out on the front of the bus, comfortably enjoying the ride as well.

bikes045. As you exit, again let the driver know that you will be removing your bicycle from the rack. Lower the support arm and raise the bicycle rack back up to the front of the bus.