5. How to bring your bike on ST Express

Each ST Express buses holds two or three bicycles on the front of the bus. Be sure to make eye contact and alert the driver before loading your bicycle. Always load your bicycle on the rack in the slot farthest from the driver. Never step into traffic to load or unload your bicycle. Leave by the front door and inform the driver that you’re removing your bicycle.

Bus bike practice racks

Want to learn how to put your bike on a bus? Next time you see a bus at a community event, ask the driver if you can use the bike rack for practice.
 
Bus bike practice racks and instructions are also available at the following locations across King County:

  • Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007
    The practice rack is inside the bus shelter atrium in front of the parking garage at the main campus. For personal assistance, send an email to the Office of Sustainability or call 425-564-2720.
  • Kirkland Transit Center/Peter Kirk Park, 202 3rd St, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Go the far side of the transit center on 3rd Street, south of the Kirkland Athletic Field and north of the Kirkland Library. The practice rack is next to the pedestrian path leading into Peter Kirk Park.
  • North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
    A practice rack is on the sidewalk along College Way by the flag plaza. For personal assistance, contact Transportation Coordinator Mohamed Hamza via email or at 206-934-0060.
  • University of Washington Seattle Campus, 1320 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98105
    The UW practice rack is at the corner of University Way ("The Ave") and Campus Parkway in the Transportation Services office courtyard. Located next to the bike racks, the practice rack is available 24/7. For more information or assistance, contact UW Transportation Services via email or call 206-616-7493.
  • Alki Bike & Board, 2606 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116, 206-938-3322
    Check shop hours before visiting to use the rack. 
  • Highline College, 2400 S 240 St, Des Moines, WA 98198
    The practice rack is next to the bus shelter located on the south side of campus. For personal assistance, contact the director of Facilities at 206-878-3710, Ext. 3793.