Transit and Trail Connections
The trails in Montgomery County and in Springfield (Clark County) often cross bus transit routes:
Greater Dayton RTA (Montgomery County) – Call the GDRTA Rideline for more information - (937) 425-8300.
|Creekside Trail||1, 2, 11|
|Stillwater River Trail||16, 24, 34|
|Iron Horse Trail||2, 7, 11, 12, 16, 23|
|Wolf Creek Trail||8, 9, 14, 16, 24, 40|
|Great Miami River Trail||5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 42, 60|
SCAT (Springfield, Clark County)
The Springfield City Area Transit system’s main transit hub is at the Heritage Center, which is at the southern terminus of the Simon Kenton Trail. All SCAT routes originate at the Heritage Center. Call the SCAT Rideline for more information - (937) 328-SCAT.
|Little Miami Scenic Trail||1|
|Simon Kenton Trail||3, 4, 5, 6|
|Buck Creek Scenic Trail||3, 4|
All buses feature bike racks mounted on the front of the bus for carrying bicycles.
Bike Racks on Buses Extend Your Ride!
Transit buses in the Miami Valley feature bike racks, free to use for transit passengers. Use these racks to carry your bike, while you ride in comfort in the bus. Is your commute uphill? Take the bus that way and ride downhill the other way! Unexpected rain shower? Take transit and stay dry!
The transit bike rack service is provided as a benefit for passengers of the Greater Dayton RTA and Springfield SCAT system. Anyone may use the racks at his or her own risk. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bus riders are responsible for loading and unloading the bike rack and for keeping an eye on their bicycle. Bicycles must be properly secured to prevent hazards to passengers or buses. See below for bike rack instructions.
Easy-to-use bike racks are available year-round on all buses, routed specifically to provide bicyclists with convenient transportation to work, local bikeways and universities. Each light-weight rack conveniently holds two bicycles and can be used in just seconds.
Transit customers may use bike racks on buses on a first come, first served basis at no extra charge. If the rack is full the customers must wait for the next bus. Bikers may take bicycles on board only if a scheduled bike rack bus arrives without a rack.
How to Use Bus Bike Racks
Watch this video on using the bus bike racks!
Loading your bicycle is easy!
- Before loading your bicycle, please remove any loose items and tell the driver you wish to use the bike rack. As a safety precaution, please wait to load your bicycle until receiving permission from the driver.
- If there are no bicycles already on the rack, lower the rack by squeezing the release handle at the top center of the rack.
- Look for markings indicating the position of the front wheel of the bicycle. Always load from the curb side of the bus by placing a single bicycle or the first of two bicycles in the position closer to the bus. The first bicycle faces the curb and the second bicycle faces the street.
- Once the wheels of the bicycle are in the wheel wells, pull the "j-hook" (support arm) up over the front bicycle tire. Your bicycle is now securely loaded and you may board the bus.
Transit contact information:
- Greater Dayton RTA Rideline: (937) 425-8300
- Springfield SCAT Rideline: (937) 328-SCAT
- Greene CATS Rideline: (937) 562-6466
About Greater Dayton RTA:
The Greater Dayton RTA operates 29 routes throughout Montgomery County, with specific routes to Wright State University and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Greene County. GDRTA provides conveniently located transit centers and Park-n-Ride lots, as well as more than 50 token and pass sales outlets. All RTA buses include bike racks and are wheelchair accessible. For detailed route schedules, and service times, and information about other RTA services, such as ADA paratransit, please visit the Greater Dayton RTA web site. GDRTA operates every day, with weekday, weekend and holiday schedules.
About Springfield City Area Transit:
Springfield City Area Transit (SCAT) is the transit system which is responsible for providing public transportation within the City of Springfield. SCAT operates from 6:40 am until 5:40 pm Monday through Friday and is closed on major holidays. SCAT operates 11 routes on their fixed route service, a demand response service (Dial-A-Ride), as well as an ADA paratransit service. SCAT fixed route service does not operate on set stops, but rather picks up passengers on any safe street corner along the route. For detailed route schedules and times, please visit the SCAT web site, or contact the SCAT rideline at (937) 562-6466. All fixed route vehicles in the SCAT fleet are equipped with bike racks.