Bike-n-Ride Schedules




BATA 2016 Bike-n-Ride program runs seven days week from May 21 through October 23. Bike there and bus back.


2016 Bike-n-Ride brochure coming soon. Learn more about this service on our How to Ride Bike-n-Ride page.


Get out and enjoy the trails with BATA's Bike-n-Ride program! This program allows cyclists to pedal paved trails one way and ride the bus back in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. Bike-n-Ride is a fun leisure and social activity for novice or expert cyclists, and it also helps protect our natural environment by reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion.


The one-way bike trips are approximately 17 miles between Traverse City and Suttons Bay on the Leelanau Trail and 9.5 miles point to point from Glen Arbor to Empire. The Bike-n-Ride buses allow for 11 bikes to be transported – at no cost. The bus fare is just $3.00 per-person (bikes ride free) that can be paid on the bus in cash (debit/credit cards not accepted) or with a BATA FlashFare card (details on that program here). 


Route 10 - Suttons Bay / Northport

NOTE: Riders in Suttons Bay can pick up BATA at the Suttons Bay Library stop on Front St. just four blocks north of the Leelanau Trail head in Suttons Bay. 

Route 11 - Glen Arbor / Empire


NOTE: Bike-n-Ride is not an express service; the bus will make regular Loop stops. This is a first-come, first-serve program, so arriving early for pick-up is advised.



Visit our How to Ride pages to learn more about using our Bike-n-Ride service.