CYCLE TO GO

Biking is one of the best ways to get around town, so we made it easy to take your bike on GO. Whether you’re riding to a GO Station or bringing your two-wheeler on board a GO Bus or GO Train, you’ll need to know a few things—so, let us show you! Grab your bike, helmet, and lock, and come along for the ride. Oh, and don’t forget your PRESTO card—you’ll need it to connect with GO!

1. BEFORE YOU GO

Some things you’ll need for your ride:
Helmet, lock, lights, water, maps, and a PRESTO card.

Tip! Check the forecast—you may also need rain gear.

2. PARKS & BIKE TRAILS

Parks and bike trails make great detours.

Find one near you, here.

3. BIKE LANES

Biking on designated bike lanes is often faster and safer, plus, you’ll be riding with fellow cyclists.

Plan your bike route, here.

4. BIKING ON ROADS

Learn the rules of the road and obey all traffic laws when biking on roads; always practice safe cycling.

Learn more about combining bicycling and transit, here.

5. GO STATIONS

Ride to a GO Station to catch your bus or train, and leave your bike with us. Our covered bike shelters provide secure parking and protection from the elements.

To see if your station offers bike storage, click here.

6. RESERVED BIKE PARKING

For the ultimate in convenience, register for a designated spot at our reserved bike parking facility. For $50 per year, you get key fob access to an enclosed bike storage area.

Apply for a reserved spot online.

Currently available at Burlington and Hamilton GO Stations only.

7. BIKE LOCKERS

The best way to keep your bike safe is by locking it up properly and registering it with your city.

Even better—give your bike its own locker. Bike lockers are designed to hold one bike each and provide excellent protection and storage for your bicycle and gear.

Bike lockers are available at Eglinton, Exhibition, Guildwood, Finch Bus Terminal, Long Branch, Rouge Hill, and Scarborough GO Stations.

Learn more about combining bicycling and transit, here.

8. BIKES ON BUSES

Need to connect to a GO Bus? No problem. All our buses can carry up to two bicycles. This means you can bring your bike anywhere our buses go.

For more info, download our GO bike by bus brochure.

9. UNION STATION

Union Station is the busiest transit hub in Canada. Because of the hustle and bustle, bikes are not allowed inside Union Station during rush hour times. However, foldable bicycles are allowed in the station and on trains anytime.

Rush hour times:

Monday – Friday

  • 6:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

10. UNION STATION BIKE SHELTER

Transferring from bike to train is easy at Union Station. Bicycle Parking Stations are on premise and offer protected indoor parking—with 24-hour video surveillance, no less.

A membership is required to access the facility.

11. BIKES ON TRAINS

GO Trains are bike-friendly, too. You can always bring your bike aboard, but not when it’s super busy—like during rush hour time.

So, here’s when you CAN and CAN’T bring your bike on board a GO Train.

When you CAN:

  • Weekdays anytime—except during rush hour times (refer to CAN’T section below )
  • Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

When you CAN'T:

  • Rush hour time:
    • Trains arriving at Union Station between 6:30 – 9:30 a.m.
    • Trains leaving Union Station between 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Note: Bikes are permitted on trains during rush hour if you’re travelling in the opposite direction of rush hour.

FOLDABLE BIKES

If you have a foldable style bike, you can bring your bike onboard a GO Train at any time—as long as it’s folded up.

BIKE SECURITY

Even with the best locks and cables, bikes are still subject to theft, vandalism, and damage. If you experience the unfortunate event of property damage or bike theft, report the incident to the police and Transit Safety (at 1-877-297-0642).

For extra security, register your bike with local police services where available. Click to register your bike with Toronto Police or Peel Police.

Find more helpful tips and how to properly lock your bike by clicking here.