Bike-n-Ride Schedules




BATA 2015 Bike-n-Ride Program. Bike there and bus back.


2015 Bike-n-Ride service has ended for the year. We'll see you on the trails in 2016.


Download the 2015 Bike-n-Ride brochure. 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 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. 

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.