Bike & Bus Information

People all across the country are rediscovering the joy of cycling.  It's healthy, good for the environment, AND inexpensive.  Best of's fun!  With over 23 miles of scenic bike trails in Iowa and 60+ more across the river, the Quad Cities offers countless opportunities for cycling enthusiasts.  With bike racks on every bus, Bettendorf Transit makes it easy to make the most out of biking the beauty of the Quad City area.  Whether heading to work, out for exercise, or just enjoying the day, team up with a bus and expand all options.
Every Bettendorf Transit bus is equipped with a bicycle rack than can accommodate two (2) bikes, and no special permit is required for this FREE service.
  • Have the  bike ready to  load; remove water bottles, pumps or any loose items that might fall off BEFORE the bus arrives.  It is very important to get the driver's attention before loading or unloading the bicycle.
  • Squeeze the handle and pull down to release the folded bike rack.
  • Lift the  bike onto the rack, fitting wheels into the slots.  Each slot is labeled for front and rear wheels.
  • Raise and release the support arm over the top of the front tire.  Make sure the support arm is resting on the tire and not the fender or frame.
  • Raise the support arm off the tire.  Move the support arm down, out of the  way.
  • Lift the bike out of the rack.
  • Return the rack to the upright position if there isn't another bike on the rack.
Important Safety Tips:
  • Always get the driver's attention before loading or unloading  the  bicycle.
  • Always load and unload from the curb side of the street.
  • Sit up front and keep an eye on the bicycle.
  • Return empty rack to the upright position after removing the  bicycle.
The weight limit for coach bicycle racks is 75 pounds per bike slot.  Please note that bikers assume full responsibility for their property when using this service.  Bettendorf Transit will NOT be held liable for any damage.