Transport for Canberra


Bike & Ride

What is Bike & Ride?

Bike & Ride is an easy, environmentally friendly and healthy way to combine bike and bus travel. Bike & Ride allows you to lock your bicycle in a bike cage, locker, or on a bike rail during the day and catch an ACTION bus to complete your journey. Another option is to take your bike with you, by using the on-bus bike racks. Regular bus fares apply with no additional charge to secure your bike at a Bike & Ride facility.

A network of Bike & Ride and Park & Ride facilities are located on ACTION Rapid & Xpresso bus routes and at selected group centres to allow easy connections with peak hour bus services.

This active travel option will help us as a community to manage congestion, reduce energy consumption and pollution, and make Canberra a cleaner and greener place to live today and into the future.

Types of Bike & Ride facilities

Bike cages

Bike lockers

Bike rails

Bike racks on buses 

Bike cages

Access to these secure shelters is available to MyWay cardholders upon application. Once access has been granted, passengers simply swipe their MyWay card to open the door and can place their bike on one of the racks inside.

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Bike lockers

Bike lockers are the most secure option when combining bike and bus travel. Lockers must be reserved prior to use, and passengers are required to supply their own lock to ensure the locker remains secure.

bike lockers

Bike rails

Bike rails are installed at over 15 bus stop locations across Canberra, primarily on Blue and Red Rapid routes. Users are required to supply their own lock to secure bikes at these open facilites.

bike rails

Bike racks on buses

Bike racks on buses cannot be reserved and are available on a first come first served basis. No lock is required when using the on-bus bike rack. To find out how to safely use the bike rack, please read ACTION's Guide to Using the Bike Rack or view our instructional video.

Cyclists are encouraged to read the terms and conditions for using the bike rack prior to use. These are available on the ACTION Website.

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How to use Bike & Ride

Bike cages – Access to the bike cages is available to ACTION passengers who hold a MyWay card. To arrange access, email a request to myway@act.gov.au including your MyWay card number and the location of the cage you would like to use. If you have any enquiries about bike cage access, phone the MyWay Administration Office on 6207 7711.

Bike lockers – Bike lockers cannot be used without prior approval. To apply for access to available lockers, read the bike locker terms and conditions and complete the attached form:
Bike locker terms and conditions (Word 111KB)

Bike rails – Bike rails can be used without reservation, and are available on a first come first served basis. Passengers are required to provide their own locks.

Bike racks on buses – Bike racks on buses cannot be reserved and are available on a first come first served basis. No lock is required when using the on-bus bike rack. To find out how to safely use the bike rack, please read ACTION's Guide to Using the Bike Rack.

Bike and Ride Locations

With a variety of Bike & Ride facilities across Canberra, planning your travel is easy. View the below list for bike rails, lockers, or cages near you; or take a look at the Bike & Ride map.

  • Barton, Brisbane Avenue - bike rail
  • Belconnen Community Bus Station, Benjamin Way/Cohen Street - bike rail &  bike cage
  • Belconnen, Cohen Street Station - bike locker & bike rail
  • Braddon, Northbourne/Wakefield Avenue - bike rail
  • Bruce CISAC, College Street - bike rail
  • Bruce CIT, Hayden Drive - bike rail
  • Bruce Radford College, College Street - bike rail
  • City Bus Station, Mort Street - bike locker
  • Crace, Gundaroo Drive - bike rail
  • Dickson, Northbourne Avenue/Antill Street - bike rail
  • Downer, Northbourne/Phillip Avenue - bike rail
  • Gungahlin, Hibberson Street - bike locker
  • Harrison, Flemington Road/Mapleton Avenue - bike rail
  • Harrison, Flemington Road/Nullabor Avenue - bike rail & bike cage
  • Kambah, Athllon/Learmonth Drive - bike rail
  • Kingston Railway Station - bike rail
  • Kingston, Wentworth Avenue/Giles Street - bike rail
  • Kingston, Wentworth Avenue/Dawes Street - bike rail
  • Kippax Centre, Hardwick Crescent - bike cage
  • Lyons, Melrose Drive - bike cage
  • Mawson Park & Ride, Athllon Drive - bike cage & bike locker
  • Mitchell, Flemington Road/Well Station Drive - bike rail
  • Ngunnawal, Horse Park Drive/Newlop Drive - bike rail
  • Tuggeranong Bus Station, Pittman Street - bike locker
  • Weston (north) Kirkpatrick Street - bike cage
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