We all know that transit is a bike-friendly mode
of transportation. Using public transit, bicyclists can travel
throughout the Valley without ever using a car. Here are some great
resources to make transit connections easier, as well as resources
on finding the best trails in the Valley.
METRO Light Rail is bike-friendly, with four bike racks in each
light rail vehicle. There are also bike racks available at every
park-and-ride location and at or near many stations. Symbols on the
train windows show bikers which door is nearest to the bike racks,
and there is room inside the vehicle for bicyclists to stand with
Bike safety around light rail is important. The trains are quiet,
so bicyclists should look for flashing headlights and listen for
warning bells and horns. Obey all traffic lights and signals. When
crossing the tracks, cross at an angle to avoid falling or tire
damage. Never bike on the light rail tracks and always walk your
bike onto the station platform and train.
All Valley Metro buses are equipped with bike racks. Racks are
available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the bike rack is
full, you will need to wait for the next bus.
When taking your bike on a bus trip, load your bike as quickly as
possible while other passengers are boarding. Make sure your bike is
secured properly and become familiarized with the difference bike
racks. To safeguard your bike, lock the wheels to the bike frame,
not to the bike rack. Let the bus operator know where you will exit
the bus, and remind the operator that you will be unloading your
bike when you exit the bus. If no other bikes are left on the rack
when you remove yours, please put the rack in the upright position.
How to use the Spring-Arm bus bike racks
How to use the Velcro-Belt bus bike racks
Tempe Transportation Center
The Tempe Transportation Center is located at 200 E. Fifth Street
in Tempe at the base of A-Mountain at the College Ave light rail
station. The 40,000 square foot facility has an exterior shaded
courtyard and a transit plaza serving the METRO light rail and local
and regional bus riders. The Transportation Center also houses The
Bicycle Cellar, which is open from 7am to 7pm, but memberships are
available that offer access from 4am to midnight. The Bicycle Cellar
has tools for minor repairs, air for tires and staff assistance
available during the day. There are more than 100 bike racks
available for rent, along with dressing areas, lockers, showers and
restrooms. For more information, visit
Bicycle Advocacy Groups
Coalition for Arizona Bicyclists –
Mission: to promote efforts that improve bicycling usage and
safety within the state of Arizona by addressing law enforcement and
transportation engineering issues through education, outreach and
advocacy programs thereby enhancing the role of bicycling in local,
county and statewide transportation plans.
Tempe Bicycle Action Group –
Working to make bicycling a prominent, safe and convenient form
of transportation and recreation in Tempe, Arizona and surrounding
If you know of other groups, please email
email@example.com so we may add them to the list.
Learn more about laws and policies on bicycling in Arizona from
the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
Maps and Trails
There are many bike trails throughout the Valley and across the
state. View a complete map of the Maricopa County area (courtesy of
MAG) click here.
Some Valley cities have specific bike maps available for
Phoenix – bike maps are available for each park/preserve
Mountain bike trails (complete with reviews) can be found at
View more maps on
ADOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program website.