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When you use transit and your bike, you're making a transportation choice that's inexpensive, healthy, good for the planet, and fun!

Check this page regularly for information and regular updates about how MTA and your bike can get to your destination safely and comfortably.


Bikes Aboard MTA Trains and Buses

NYC Transit Subway

Bicycles are permitted on Subway trains at all times. However, we strongly recommend that cyclists avoid boarding crowded rush hour trains. Be courteous to your fellow passengers by standing with your bike, moving it so others can pass, and not blocking doors. Read all about Subway bike safety and courtesy.

NYC Transit Bus and MTA Bus

Folding bicycles are permitted aboard local and limited buses at all times. Please fold your bike before boarding and don’t block the aisle or doors. Folding bikes are not allowed on express buses. Click here for information on our Bike&Ride program in Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx.

  • Bicycles are allowed aboard LIRR trains at most times outside of rush hours and major holidays. See the Long Island Rail Road bike pages for details.
  • A $5 lifetime LIRR Bicycle Permit is required. Permits may be purchased at ticket booths, onboard trains, and by mail.
  • On weekdays, a maximum of four bicycles per train is allowed. On weekends, a maximum of eight bicycles per train is allowed. Special weekend “bicycle trains” can accommodate more than eight bicycles; these trains are indicated on the published timetables.
  • Folding bicycles are allowed onboard trains at all times and do not require a permit. Please fold your bike before boarding and don’t block the aisle or doors.
  • Bicycle event group organizers must contact LIRR Group Travel at 718-217-5477.

Metro-North Railroad

  • Bicycles are allowed aboard MNR trains at most times outside of rush hours and major holidays. See the Metro-North Railroad bike pages for details.
  • A $5 lifetime MNR Bicycle Permit is required. Permits may be purchased at ticket booths, onboard trains, and by mail.
  • On weekdays, a maximum of four bicycles per train is allowed. On weekends, a maximum of eight bicycles per train is allowed. Special weekend “bicycle trains” can accommodate more than eight bicycles; these trains are indicated on the published timetables.
  • Folding bicycles are allowed onboard trains at all times and do not require a permit. Please fold your bike before boarding and don’t block the aisle or doors.
  • Cyclists traveling together in groups of ten or more must contact Metro-North’s Group Travel Department by dialing 511 (select MTA, Metro-North Railroad, More Options, Group Sales) or e-mail us at groupsales@mnr.org.

Staten Island Railway

  • Bicycles are allowed aboard SIR trains at all times except:
    • 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, Weekdays, on St. George-bound trains
    • 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Weekdays, on Tottenville-bound trains
  • Folding bicycles are allowed onboard trains at all times. Please fold your bike before boarding and don’t block the aisle or doors.
  • Be courteous to your fellow passengers by standing with your bike, moving it so others can pass.

Bike Parking at MTA Stations

Subway

Bicycle racks provided by the New York City Department of Transportation are available near many Subway entrances. Bicycles chained to Subway entrance railings will be removed and delivered to the Lost Property Unit (212-712-4500), so please lock up your bike appropriately.

Long Island Rail Road

Metro-North Railroad

Bikes on MTA Bridges & Tunnels

For safety, bicycles must be walked across the pedestrian walkways of the following bridges:

The NYC Department of Transportation Cycling Map illustrates access routes across these and other New York City bridges.

There is no bicycle or pedestrian access on the following bridges:

Tunnels

There is no bicycle or pedestrian access to the Queens Midtown Tunnel and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.

Feedback

We welcome your suggestions and questions. Please contact MTA Bike&Ride here.

Get the NYC DOT Cycling Map, a must-have for biking in New York

NYC Cycling Map Image Link

Useful Bike Links

Long Island Bicycle Clubs


NYC DOT Bikes on Transit Link
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