|Bike & Ride|
The fast, fun and easy way to take your bike along for the ride!
Getting around Greater Des Moines is easier than ever thanks to DART’s Bike & Ride program. With a bike rack on every regular and express-route bus, you can take your bike just about anywhere – work, special events, parks, even your favorite bike trail.
Just pedal to the nearest DART stop and we will be there to pick you up – your bike rides for free.
How to use bike racks:
Using DART’s Bike & Ride racks is quick and easy. It usually takes less than 20 seconds to load your bike and board the bus.
To unload your bike:
DART’s Bike & Ride Tips:
Riders are responsible for loading, securing and removing their bikes from the racks. For safety reasons, bus operators cannot leave the bus to assist bike rack users.
DART’s bike racks will accommodate most single-rider, two-wheel bicycles including children’s and all-terrain bikes. However, mopeds, tricycles, and tandem and recumbent bicycles cannot be mounted.
Children 10 and younger are not permitted to use DART’s bike racks unless accompanied by an adult.
Bike racks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each rack can carry only two bicycles. If the rack is full, please wait for the next bus.
For safety reasons, always load and unload your bike from the curbside of the bus.
To allow for faster boarding, please remove all loose items from your bike, including water bottles and air pumps, before the bus arrives at the stop.
Bikes are secured by tires, not the frame. Two loaded bikes will not touch each other while on the rack. Personal locks, chains or other security devices cannot be used.
Bikes are not allowed inside buses unless they are collapsible and fold into the size of a standard piece of luggage.
DART is not responsible for any theft or damage while a bike is mounted on a rack or at any DART facility.
Need more information? We’ll be glad to help. Just call us at 515-283-8100.
Lost & Found
Unclaimed bikes will be kept in DART’s Lost & Found and held for no more than 30 days. Please call 515-283-8100 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday if you leave your bike or other belongings behind.
DART would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations and support: