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Bike and Ride DART Free in May
May is National Bike Month, and Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is celebrating by offering free rides to anyone who boards with a bike May 1-31, 2019.
The free rides are valid on Local, Express, Flex and On Call services. After loading a bike, riders simply board the bus and find a seat without needing to pay a fare.
Loading or unloading a bike on DART's bike racks takes less than 20 seconds. Riders with bikes should signal to the bus operator before boarding with a bike and remind the operator when exiting through the front door of the bus that they need to unload their bike from the rack.
Additional DART resources for bicyclists:
- Secure Bike Storage is available at DART Central Station. An indoor bicycle storage room and changing room are available for a $50 annual fee plus a $50 one-time deposit.
- The MyDART App allows people to plan a Bike & Ride trip using their smartphone and is available on iOS (Apple) and Android devices. The app includes trip planning tools as well as the ability to purchase bus passes.
Visit ridedart.com to learn more about Bike Month and how to navigate Des Moines with your bike while using DART.
DART Bike Month Video
Every DART bus is equipped with a bike rack. Additionally, for those commuting downtown, secure bike storage is available at DART Central Station in downtown Des Moines for a nominal monthly fee.