If you love cycling for fun the CAT graciously welcomes you to unlimited riding sprees in the area. There are easy to use bike racks that are found on all light rail vehicles and all buses for your ease. With CATS, you can simply ride your bike to the nearest park, bus stop, rail station or ride location.

Loading Your Bike:

For disabled passengers and seniors, the onboard location for bicyclist is their reserved area.  Therefore if you discover that this area is not occupied by another customer, you can fold up the bicyclists up the seat and move on to secure their bike near the front and rear doors at the upright track.

Before securing your bike, ensure that the kickstand is up, then gently raise your back to secure the front wheel into the hanger located at the top. After this, slide the bottom tire of your bike into the wheel tray that is found a few inches below the window.

If by any chance the bike rack is missing, you can sand with your bike in the low flow area as long as you don’t cause some hindrances to other passengers like blocking the doorways. Make sure your bike is out of the isles proximity and far from the train’s door.

Unloading Your Bike:

You are supposed to be ready to get your bike from the rack when the train stops moving. First, you have to give space for other passengers to alight before unloading your bicycle.

LYNX Bike Rules:     

As a cyclist you are responsible for your own bike during the journey. This is why it is your responsibility to secure your bike at the bike rack. Things may go wrong sometimes and in case of emergencies along the way, cyclists are advised to leave their bikes behind as it may block the doors or aisles.

At the LYNX stations, you can use elevators or ramps to take your bikes out or in. However, motorized bikes and Tandem are not allowed on LYNX trains and neither are they permitted on elevators, station platforms or ramps.

Note that incase CATS’ authorized personnel finds a bike that is left unattended they are allowed to remove the bike outside, so keep an eye on it.

Bike Tips At The LYNX Blue Line:

You need to ride your bike carefully at the LYNX Blue Line especially if you are close to the rail line. The reason why you are advised to be cautious is because LYNX Blue Line trains are not loud and pass across the street. Always be on the lookout and follow the simple safety tips outlined below.

i.         Never stop 15 feet close to the track, it is very dangerous.

ii.         Before crossing the tracks, make sure they are on recommended crossing and cross only when it is safe.

iii.         Since the trains are not loud and can travel in both direction, learn to listen and look at both directions before crossing. Never risk crossing around lowered crossing gate arms.

iv.         Do not race the train or try to compete against it to a crossing.

v.         To avoid having the wheels entangled between rails, cross the rail tracks at a 90 degrees angle.

Whether during the day or night at LYNX trains, bikes are not restricted. All the trains have four interior racks for bicycles.

 At The Station:     

Each time you are around the station, do not ride your bicycle. Once you have purchased your ticket, move with your bike (on foot) to the boarding area and wait for the train to arrive as you stay behind the tactile warning strip.

As a cyclist, you are supposed to give space for other passengers to board the train first then you follow. If the train is full, wait for another one to avoid the embarrassment of being asked to step out of the train.

For latest information on Bikes on Lynx Light Rail – Click below to go to official website.

Bicycles on Lynx Light Rail

For latest information on Lynx Light Rail – Click below to go to official website.

http://www.charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/lynx/Pages/default.aspx