Bikes on Transit and Columbia Shuttles

Cycling to and from the train station is usually a faster way to travel. Bicycles are permitted on all NYC subways with the exception of folding bikes, which are not permitted on most NYC transit buses. The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad have a one-time $5 permit that allows its riders to bring their bicycle onboard.

Learn more about traveling with your bicycle aboard MTA trains and buses.

Bikes can be transported on all Columbia buses. When traveling with a bike on one of Columbia’s coach buses, notify the driver and they’ll help you load your bike into the luggage compartment.

When traveling with your bike on the Intercampus Shuttle, follow these instructions on using the self-loading bike rack:

Loading Your Bike

  • As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load; remove loose items and accessories before placing on the exterior rack.
  • Always approach the bus from the curb side.
  • Tell the bus driver that you are loading a bike.
  • Squeeze the rack handle and lower the folded rack to release it.
  • Raise and release the support arm over the front tire. Make sure the support arm is open and secured over the front fender of the front tire.
  • Sit near the front of the bus and keep an eye on your bike.

Unloading Your Bike

  • Tell the driver that you need to unload your bike.
  • Raise the support arm off the tire, move the support arm down and out of the way.
  • Lift the bike off the rack.
  • Return the bike rack to a folded position.