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Bike and bus

Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading their bicycles. Space is available on a first-come basis. Neither CART nor the University of Oklahoma is responsible for lost or damaged bicycles.

CART offers the best of both worlds, featuring bicycle racks on all of its buses and trolleys to optimize each form of transportation. The bicycle racks are quick and easy to use, allowing passengers to ride their bike to a bus stop, put the bike on the bus and continue their trip.

CART supports a healthier Norman with its bicycle racks, as bikes and buses encourage a more active lifestyle.

Eight Steps for Using the Bus Bike Rack

Neither CART nor the University of Oklahoma is responsible for any damage to your bike, or other property connected with the bicycle, so be sure to load your bike securely onto the rack as follows:

Step 1: Before the bus arrives at your stop, please make sure that bike pumps and water bottles are secure so that they do not fall off during the bus trip.

Step 2: When the bus arrives at your stop, indicate to the operator that you will be loading your bicycle onto the rack. Remember to look closely before stepping off the curb to load and unload your bike.

Step 3: To release the rack, squeeze the center handle and slowly lower it. If the rack is already lowered and a bike is in position, use the other available bike wheel well. If the bike rack is full, please check with the operator to see if your bike can be accommodated onboard. If not, you may need to wait for the next

Step 4: After lowering the rack, lift your bicycle into the available wheel well, making sure that the front wheel is placed on the side labeled "front wheel." If only one bike is being loaded, use the position nearest the bus handlebars toward the curb.

Step 5: Pull out and up on the support arm and hook the arm securely over the top of your front wheel. A spring pulls the arm back and holds the bike securely in place.

Step 6: When you reach your destination, notify the operator that you will be unloading your bicycle and use the front door to exit the bus. Raise the support arm up off the tire and return it to its original position.

Step 7: Lift your bike out of the bike rack. If the bike rack is empty, please return the rack to its upright position.

Step 8: Step away from the bus and onto the curb with your bike. Indicate to the operator that you are clear of the bus.


Reminder: Cleveland Area Rapid Transit is not responsible for lost or stolen bicycles. It is advised to sit near the front of the bus so that you may monitor your bike during your ride.

If you have questions about using the bike racks on the bus, please call 405-325-2278.

Bike Share Program


OU recently added a new bike share program, Crimson Cruisers. For more information about Crimson Cruisers, bikes and repair stations, please click here or visit