Bike-n-Ride

 

 

Riding a bike is a great alternative to driving. Benefits include getting healthier, saving money, reducing your carbon footprint, and just plain enjoying yourself. BATA supports cycling in the following ways:

 

OPTION 1: Ride the new Bike-n-Ride Loop bus

Cycling between Traverse City and Suttons Bay just got easier. BATA and local nonprofit TART Trails have partnered to introduce a new bike transportation program, Bike-n-Ride. Biking the trail between Traverse City and Suttons Bay is big fun, but pedaling both ways can be more than you bargained for if you’re not accustomed to biking long distances.

 

The BATA Bike-n-Ride program lets you bike one way and ride the bus back, making for a much more enjoyable experience. This summer, bring your friends, family, or go solo on the trail. Please note that Bike-n-Ride is not an express route; the bus will make regular stops.

 

What you need to know about Bike-n-Ride:

  • Program runs July 1-September 1
  • Traverse City-Suttons Bay Loop route only
  • Bike-n-Ride bus accommodates 11 bikes of various types, including child trailers. All other Loop buses are equipped to transport up to three bikes
  • First-come, first-served (arrive early)
  • BATA assumes no liability for injuries or damages incurred to bikes, personal property, or persons while using the racks or riding the bus
  • One-way bike trip is approximately 17 miles from point-to-point
  • BATA assumes no liability for injuries or damages incurred to bikes, personal property, or persons while using the racks or riding the bus
  • Per-person, one-way fare is $3.00, cash only. More on fare discounts here.

Plan your Bike-n-Ride bus trip now. Check out the route/trail map and schedule here.

 

Click here for the program brochure.

 

 

OPTION 2: Take it with you on any BATA bus

  • Up to three bikes per bus (exterior storage)
  • To see a video demonstration by TART Trails Executive Director Julie Clark, click here.
  • For rack availability on Link buses, please contact BATA Dispatch Services at 231.941.2324

For route maps and schedules for all BATA buses, click here.

 

 

 

OPTION 3: Leave it at the stop

  • Coming soon: List of Loop stops with nearby bike racks
  • BATA is working to increase the number of stops with racks. To suggest a bike rack location, click here.