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Buses carry bikes to Carbondale again

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE ” Roaring Fork Transportation Authority buses can once again carry bicycles in and out of Carbondale.

RFTA buses had, since April, been unable to transport bicycles over the Highway 133 bridge in and out of Carbondale because of an ongoing bridge construction project.

Traffic is now using the newly constructed bridge, allowing for reconstruction of the deck on the old bridge. The new span is wide enough to accommodate bikes on the exterior bike racks on buses.

Reminders about bikes on buses:

– There’s a four-bike limit on the bike racks; it’s first-come, first-served for use of the racks.

– RFTA buses won’t carry bicycles on the exterior racks after 7:30 p.m. daily because bikes inhibit the visibility of bus headlights.

– There’s a $2 fee to carry a bike per ride, in addition to the regular fare, payable by cash or punch pass only.

– Bicycles can be loaded only from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day; from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Labor Day through the first Saturday in October; and from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from the first Sunday in October through mid-November.

– Bikes can only be loaded and unloaded at the following stops: Rifle Metro Park; Silt Town Hall; in New Castle at Sixth and Main; Glenwood park-and-ride lot; in Glenwood at Seventh Street; Glenwood Wal-Mart; Colorado Mountain College stop on Highway 82; Carbondale Park; El Jebel park-and-ride lot; Basalt park-and-ride lot; Lazy Glen; Old Snowmass; Aspen Village; Brush Creek intercept lot; Snowmass Village Mall; Aspen Business Center; Maroon Creek roundabout and Rubey Park in downtown Aspen.

For more information on bikes on buses, the new Bike Express bus, RFTA routes and schedules, contact Rubey Park at 925-8484.


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