The Mountain Climber program allows cyclists to take an HSR bus up or down the escarpment for free. Mountain Climber stops are marked with unique signage.
To use Mountain Climber, wait for an HSR bus at one of the marked stops. When the bus arrives, secure your bike to the front bike rack on the bus. Let the operator know you’re riding for free as a Mountain Climber. Exit the bus and remove your bike from the rack at the first available stop once up or down the escarpment roadway. If you decide to ride to a farther stop, you must pay a full fare to the operator at this point.
If there are no bike rack spaces available, you will have to wait for the next bus. If there are customers waiting at the stop with a bicycle who are going to pay full fare, they must be allowed to load and board the bus first.
Parents of young cyclists are responsible for providing adult supervision at all points along the journey in using our Mountain Climber program. This includes loading bicycles on racks, and unloading bicycles upon arrival at their destination.
Mountain Climber Routes & Stops
Bike racks on buses
- We have installed bike racks on the entire HSR bus fleet - Bikes on Buses Program
- GO Transit also uses the same design of bike rack on their bus fleet that connects the Hamilton area to the GTA. Bicycles are also permitted on GO Trains, but check GO Transit for time period restrictions.
For questions or comments about the program:
HSR Customer Service
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