How to Use the Bike Racks on PAT Buses (video)

Bike Rack Video

After 10 pedal pushing years, Pittsburgh buses are now 100% equipped with bicycle racks. That is super exciting news, but for a Rack ‘n Roll newbie, the excitement is dampened by slight apprehension. After all, those bike racks can be intimidating if you’ve never used one before!

What kinda jagoff stands at a bus stop with a bike? Everyone will be looking at me. I don’t wanna deal with the driver’s condescending attitude if I ask for help. What if I make the other riders late? Ah, forget it, I’ll just drive to work.

Thanks to BikePGH and Port Authority for working extremely hard to make sure every single PAT bus is bike friendly. Boring Pittsburgh didn’t want their efforts to be in vain, so we put together a video demonstration to show you how easy it is to be car-free in the Burgh.

Produced by Boring Pittsburgh
Directed/Edited by Dustin aka Immaturity Crew aka @TheBeardyBoy
Bike Rack Instructions by Stuart Strickland aka @Bus15237 aka UnicycleInTransit

“My Other Bike Is A Bike” -Stu


Author: The Beardy Boy

The Beardy Boy aka Dustin Dowling is a filmmaker and comedian based in the Burgh. Without the beard, he looks 15 years old. With the beard he looks like a 15 year old, with a beard.

12 thoughts on “How to Use the Bike Racks on PAT Buses (video)”

  1. Thanks so much for making the video. I’d never tried out a rack because I had a mental image of doing it wrong, my bike falling off, and the bus rolling over it. Now I don’t have to worry!

  2. Why would they scrap a perfectly good bus because it doesn’t have a bike rack? Wouldn’t is make more sense to just install a bike rack? I don’t think they would be over $300.00.

  3. You don’t scrap a perfectly good bus. You simply do not install a piece of equipment on something that not only is due to be scrapped in a couple of weeks but may not even make it that far. There are a bunch of other 15yo buses that do have racks. And yes, the racks do cost more than $300. They’re into 4 digits. (Paid for by a grant, not the often fought over PAT operating budget.)

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