Getting around NC State has never been easier! This program offers riders enhanced access to the NC State campus by allowing them to bring their bicycles along for the ride.
Bike racks (two bikes per bus) are available on all Wolfline buses.
This is about your transit experience, so please share your feedback with us! We want to hear from you. Happy biking (and bus riding!).
Did you know? Bike Racks are on all GoTriangle and GoRaleigh buses too!
Video: How to Use the Bike Rack on a Wolfline bus
Visual Slideshow: How to Use the Bike Rack on Wolfline
Loading Your Bike
- Prepare your bike for loading. Remove large luggage (including panniers), water bottles, and other loose items that could fall off while the bus is in motion. Be off your bike when waiting at a bus stop so that the driver will recognize you as a passenger.
- Alert the bus driver that you will be loading your bike. You must load from the curb or in front of the bus. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike.
- Squeeze the handle up to release latch, then fold down the bike rack. You only need to use one hand to unlatch and pull the bike rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand. It is not necessary to lean your bike against the bus.
- Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting wheels into labeled wheel slots. Each wheel slot is clearly labeled for the front wheel. The purpose of the directional placement is to make the bike nearest the bus easier to unload. Please use the available slot nearest the bus.
- Raise the Support Arm up and over the front tire so that the hook rests at the highest point on the front wheel. The Support Arm adds lateral support for the loaded bicycle. Many bikes will sit in the wheel well without the use of the Support Arm, but the rack must not be used without the use of the Support Arm.
- Board the bus and enjoy the ride! Choose a seat near the front of the bus to keep an eye on your bike. DO NOT FORGET you have a bike when you get off at your stop – new riders often do!
Unloading Your Bike
- Inform the driver that you will be unloading your bike as you approach your stop. Use the front door to exit the bus. Unload your bike from in front of the bus or from the curb, not from the street side.
- Raise the Support Arm off the tire. The Support Arm automatically folds down to a secure position.
- Lift your bike out of the bike rack.
- If there is not another bike on the rack, please return the rack to the upright position by squeezing the handle.
- Step away from the bus with your bike. Always step to the curb, for your own safety and wait for the bus to leave before entering traffic or crossing the street.
Bike Rack Tips
- While waiting at a bus stop with your bike, stand near the bus stop sign as a bus approaches.
- For safety reasons the operator will not leave the bus to assist with the loading or unloading of racks. You are responsible!
- Use the available rack position closest to the bus.
- Customers with bikes will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis, with a limit of one bike per person.
- Load your bike as quickly as possible to help ensure your fellow passengers reach their destination on time.
- After mounting your bike, you can give your bike a quick shake to make sure it’s fully in place.
- Bicycle locks may not be used on the bikes on the rack. It is the customer’s responsibility to observe his/her own bicycle during the trip. Operators will not monitor them.
- The bike rack accommodates all bicycle types with wheels larger than 16″ in diameter, excluding tandems and recumbents. No motorized bikes permitted.
- Customers use the Wolfline bicycle racks at their own risk. Wolfline and NC State assume no responsibility for bikes that are lost, stolen, damaged or left on racks.
- Non-standard bikes that are tall enough to obstruct a bus operator’s view, recumbent bikes, tandem bikes, or bikes that won’t fit into the rack may not be taken on the bus. Items that protrude from the bicycle, such as flags/poles are not allowed. Motorized bikes are also prohibited. We appreciate your cooperation.
- Folding bikes should be folded and taken with you onto the bus. No other bikes will be permitted onboard.
- If you notice any problem with a rack, notify the bus operator and wait for the next bus it’s best for everyone s safety (as well as for the well-being of your bike!) Operator is the ultimate decider about bike rack carrying safety.
- If the rack is full at your stop, and no bikes are removed, then wait for the next bus; lock your bike at the nearest permanent bike rack; or ride the bike all the way to campus. Please do not lock bikes to bus sign poles.