Bike-n-Ride Shelters: Frequently Asked Questions

Want to get from point A to point B but want to leave your car at home? Bike-n-Ride shelters are a great resource to use when you want to ride your bike and keep it locked up before loading onto the bus.

This fall, Commuting Solutions, the City & County of Broomfield, the City of Westminster and RTD have partnered to construct and operate two new shelters to add the list of available shelters already available in the northwest metro region! A shelter will be opened in Broomfield at the US 36 & Broomfield station on the westbound side, and one in Westminster at the US 36 & Sheridan station on the eastbound side.

Bike-n-Ride shelters are the second highest priority in the US 36 First and Final Mile Study’s corridor-wide recommendations.

Access cards for the shelters, along with the shelters throughout Boulder County, can be applied for on Commuting Solutions’ webpage.

What is a Bike-n-Ride shelter?

A Bike-n-Ride shelter provides bicycle parking for transit riders making connections to and from RTD stations.

The Bike-n-Ride program makes it easy to combine bus trips and bike rides by using the shelter to complete the first or final mile of your commute!

Shelters provide weather-protected bicycle storage and provides users an option to not have to load their bike onto the bus.

How do you access a Bike-n-Ride shelter?

Users apply for an access card to be able to access the Bike-n-Ride shelters. Receiving an access card allows the user to access shelters throughout Boulder County and two new locations in Broomfield and Westminster.

Once you apply for the card, access cards should arrive in the mail within five to 10 business days.

Where do I apply for a Bike-n-Ride shelter access card?

You can apply for a Bike-n-Ride access card on Commuting Solutions’ webpage!

Where are the Bike-n-Ride shelters located?

There are currently stations in Boulder County with two new locations opening in Broomfield and Westminster.

The following locations are:

  • Broomfield (Westbound US 36 & Broomfield)
  • Westminster (Eastbound US 36 & Sheridan)
  • Superior (US 36 & Eastbound McCaslin)
  • Louisville (US 36 & Westbound McCaslin)
  • Longmont (Hover Street & Highway 119/Diagonal)
  • North Boulder (30th Street & CO 119/Diagonal Highway)
  • Longmont (8th & Coffman)
  • US 36 & Table Mesa Station (near gate C)
  • Downtown Boulder Station (Walnut and 14th Street)

Do you need to lock your bike inside the Bike-n-Ride shelter?

Yes. It’s important to lock your bike inside the Bike-n-Ride shelter. Users should bring their own locks, and U-locks are recommended.

How much does it cost to use a Bike-n-Ride shelter?

Bike-n-Ride shelters are free to use, but users must have an access card to enter the shelters.

What other information do I need to know about the Bike-n-Ride shelters?

Users should not leave their bike in the shelter for more than 30 consecutive days.

The shelters are only for the storage of operable bikes and bicycle accessories.

 

Resources:

Commuting Solutions’ Bike-n-Ride shelter webpage

Boulder County’s Bike-n-Ride shelter webpage

RTD’s Bike-n-Ride shelter webpage