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.
NOTE: There is no Bike-n-Ride serivce at 11:30 a.m. Bike-n-Ride routes depart Traverse City at 5:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Route 11 - Glen Arbor / Empire
NOTE: There is no Bike-n-Ride serivce at 11:30 a.m. Bike-n-Ride routes depart Traverse City at 5:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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.