Bikes on Transit
By combining transit with a bike ride you can extend your pedal-powered reach much further across the city and across the region — here's the lowdown on lots of options and tips for biking to/with transit:
Muni and Bikes
Every bus in the Muni fleet now has a front-mounted bike rack with two slots, providing a very handy way to haul your bike across town for any reason (other regional bus systems, like Golden Gate Transit and AC Transit, also offer bus-front bike racks). The racks are easy to use — just check out this short video how-to, brought to you by the SFMTA.
You can also download a stand-alone QuickTime file (2.8 MB).
Unfortunately we've heard of bikes being stolen from these racks, so we have two recommendations:
Muni also allows folded bikes to be brought aboard, so if you've got a Brompton or Bike Friday or Dahon (to mention a few popular brands of folding bike), fold it up and bring it onboard.
Experiments in bringing regular bikes onboard Muni light rail vehicles (like the N Judah and L Taraval trains) are called for in the 2009 SF Bicycle Plan, but there's no action plan for such an experiment at this time.
Regional Transit and Bicycles
› Caltrain commuter rail between San Francisco and San Jose offers the world's best "bikes onboard" service -- learn more about Caltrain and bikes on our Caltrain page.
› BART has been holding trials on bicycle acces in 2012-2013. For the latest on current bicycle rules on BART see our Bikes on BART page