Bike-n-Ride Schedules




BATA Bike-n-Ride Program Expanding into the Fall


Get out and enjoy those fall colors and crisp air 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. In its second season, the program is growing. And why not? 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 program has been so well received by the community that we are expanding the Suttons Bay program on the weekends through October 26, 2014!


The one-way bike trips are approximately 17 miles between Traverse City and Suttons Bay on the Leelanau Trail.The Bike-n-Ride buses allow for 7 bikes to be transported – at no cost. The bus fare is just $3.00 per-person fare 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).


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.



Fall Schedule runs September 2- October 26, 2014 on Weekends Only