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In celebration of National Bike Month, from May 1 – 31, 2024 you can ride any Local, Express, On Call and DART On Demand services free if your bring a bike on your trip.

All DART buses are equipped with a bike rack, so hop on any route or service and we’ll get you and your bike to the next leg of your trip. 

See our Bike & Ride page for more info on using bus bike racks and bike size restrictions. 

DART Accessible Bike Trails

Greater Des Moines is full of bike trails. Consider taking a DART route to a new trail this May!

Find your next trail with the Street Collective’s 2024 Trail Map here and plan your Bike & Board month trip on the MyDART Trip Planner.  

DART's Bike & Ride Program

DART is dedicated to being a regular part of your commute and has year-round resources for bicyclists.  

Learn more about bus bike racks and amenities at DART Central Station, including DART's Bike Storage program, here

Bike & Board Month Rules

  • Free rides start at beginning of service day on May 1 and end at 11 p.m. on May 31. 
  • Bikes must be operational to qualify for a free ride. 

  • Bikes that do not fit on DART bus bike racks (including the Street Collective bikeshare bikes) cannot be used for the Bike & Board Month promotion. Learn what sized fit DART's bike racks here

  • Bikes cannot be brought on board DART buses. If all bike slots on racks are taken, please wait for the next bus. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

  • At the end of your trip, please exit the front door and remind the operator you will be removing a bike from the rack. 

Questions? See promotion rules above or contact DART Customer Service by phone at 515-283-8100 Opt. 0 or email at  

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