Biking Resources

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A combination of biking and transit can significantly decrease your commute time and Everett Transit encourages riders to be multimodal.

This page provides information about:

  • Bike Loading & Unloading
  • Where to park your bike
  • Bike Everywhere Month
  • Lost bike information

Bike Loading & Unloading

Loading & Unloading [NNO 2018]

The basics

Bring your bike along to expand your range.

  • Every Everett Transit bus can carry two bikes on its front rack. There is no extra charge for your bike. Bikes are not allowed inside the bus, except for folded bikes.
  • Take your time while loading and unloading.  The more you combine biking with transit, the more confident and quicker you’ll become.  Everett Transit and our drivers are here to serve you.
  • Sit where you can keep an eye on your bike, then exit the front door and tell the driver you’re going to unload your bike.  Everett Transit is not responsible for the loss of your property.

Step-by-step guide: Loading your bike

  • Remove accessories
    Before the bus arrives, remove all accessories that add weight or could be jostled off the bike, such as bags, water bottles, and computers.
  • Get the driver’s attention
    Approach the bus from the curbside. Be sure the bus has come to a full and complete stop before getting in front of the bus, and look at the bus driver to confirm they see you.
  • Lower the rack
    Squeeze the rack handle upwards to release the folded bike rack. Lower the rack into the open position.
  • Place your bike in the rack.
    If the rack is empty, lift your bike into the rack space farthest from the bus.  Face the front wheel toward the hook.
  • Secure the support arm.
    Pull the support arm out and over the top of the front wheel.  Place the hook over the wheel and as close to the bike’s frame as possible.  The hook can rest on top of fenders; if your fenders protrude our more than a few inches, do not attempt to put the hook in front of the fender.

Step-by-step guide: Unloading your bike

  • Get the driver’s attention
    As you get off the bus via the front door, tell the driver you’re going to unload your bike.
  • Release the support arm
    Move the support arm down and out of the way.
  • Remove your bike. 
    Lift your bike out of the rack. If there isn’t another bike in the rack, return the rack to its folded position by squeezing the handle and lifting the rack toward the bus.  Quickly move your bike to the sidewalk, clear of the bus where you can put your bags, water bottles, and other accessories back onto your bike.

Where to park your bike

Bike Lockers [Everett Station]
Bike Rack [Everett Station]
Fix-it Station [Everett Station]

Bike Lockers at Everett Station

Everett Transit provides twenty bike lockers at Everett Station that you can rent on an annual basis.

Cost: $50 annually, plus a $50 refundable key deposit

For leasing information, contact us at 425-257-7777 or stop by the Customer Service Center.

Bike racks around town

For short-term parking, public bike racks are available around the City of Everett. 

Individuals or businesses who wish to purchase a bike rack and have it installed by the City may contact the Everett Public Works Department.

Bicycle Repair Stations

Everett Transit purchased 15 bicycle repair stations in 2018, where you can inflate your tires and use the tools to fix-up your bike. 

Not all repair stations are publicly accessible.  Maintenance of the repair stations is the responsibility of property owner.

Repair Station Locations

Bike Everywhere

Mayor Ride [2018]

2019 Bike Everywhere Day: May 17

Everett Transit hosted a Celebration Station at Everett Station that included:

  • Coffee & donuts
  • T-shirts
  • Prizes
  • Information about Bike Month and bicycling
  • Bike checks courtesy of Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop
  • A special visit by Mayor Cassie Franklin

Bike Everywhere Month

Every May, Everett Transit celebrates Bike Everywhere Month. Bike Everywhere Month is hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club across the entire region, and filled with commuting challenges for individuals and teams, events such as Bike to School Day and Bike Bashes, and the annual “Bike Everywhere Day” (formerly “Bike to Work Day”) held on the third Friday of May.

In years past, Everett Transit has hosted its own celebration on Bike Everywhere Day, led bike rides with elected officials, promoted a friendly social media competition between Everett’s and Mukilteo’s mayors.

Lost bike?

Your bike is your prized position, but approximately half of all bicyclists will have their bike stolen at some point.  Here’s what you can do to keep it safe and increase the odds of getting it back if it’s ever stolen.

Register your bike on Bike Index

If your bike is ever stolen, you’ll need all the details about your bike (to report it to the police) and a community of people to look out for it on online resales sites.

Bike Index is the world’s most effective bike registry, giving you a 5x better chance of getting your stolen bike back.  It’s free and easy.  Be sure to include your bike’s serial number (usually on the bottom of the frame), and multiple photos of your bike.

Register your bike on Bike Index >>

Lock it properly

Always lock your bike using a strong lock to lock your bike’s frame plus one wheel to a fixed object secured to the ground, such as a bike rack.  For added protection, use an additional lock to secure your second wheel.

  • U-shaped locks made of hardened steel have proven to be most effective.  You should never use a cable as your primary lock.
  • Hiding your bike in a garage won’t prevent your bike from being stolen — often it’s worse as thieves know all the places bikes are parked and a hidden location is good place for a theft to go undetected.  Always lock-up, and try to lock-up in places where passive surveillance or security cameras provide additional eyes on your bike.
  • Remove your valuables. Thieves regularly steal lights, water bottles, and saddles/seats. Either fasten them to your bike or remove them when you park it.

For additional help in choosing a lock and instruction on how to lock your bike, visit Bicycle Security Advisors.

Lost your bike?

Leaving your bike on the bus

If you forget your bike on the bus, contact Everett Transit’s lost and found by calling 425-257-7777.  We hold bikes for 30 days, then donate them to the Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop.

Getting your stolen bike back

  • Report it to the police
  • List it as stolen on Bike Index
  • Share the news with your social networks
  • Look out for it on sites like Craigslist, Offerup, eBay, and Facebook Market

For more recommendations on how to recover your bike, visit Bicycle Security Advisors.