Bikes on Buses in the Bush is a trial being rolled out in Queanbeyan and Yass from December 2021 to March 2022, allowing users to combine a bike ride with a bus trip.

This trial sees bike racks fitted to buses on QCity route 830, travelling between Queanbeyan and Canberra, and Transborder Express routes 842 and 843, between Yass and Canberra. Where available, bike racks may also be used on other routes throughout the QCity network.

The bike rack will be available to customers at no extra cost. This trial will expand travel options for the community and improve access and connectivity between different modes of transport.

If the trial is a success, Transport for NSW may consider a wider rollout of this service on a permanent basis across key centres in regional NSW. Beyond the health benefits of active travel, the integration of bike riding with buses will increase convenience, reduce congestion and reduce greenhouse emissions.

Initial research suggests it may appeal to customers not currently using public transport in Queanbeyan and Yass.

Transport for NSW is calling for people to participate in the trial. Trial participants will be asked to register and journal their trips to help the project team identify areas of improvement.

The bike racks will be available for use by the whole community.

Bicycles are easy to load onto bike racks, using simple spring-loaded arms.

Practice bike racks are installed at the Park and Ride carpark on Lead Street in Yass as well as the Collet Street bus interchange in Queanbeyan to help users understand how to secure their bike on the rack before using the real thing.