Biking & Cyclists

Mountain Climber on HSR for Cyclists

Mountain Climber Logo - Illustration of a bicycle and a bus

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.

Beckett Drive Access

34 / 34A - UPPER PARADISE
Beckett Drive stops map

Kenilworth Access

41 / 41A - MOHAWK
Kenilworth Access stops map

Wilson Street East
5A / 5C - DELAWARE
Wilson Street East stops map

Waterdown Road / Mill Street South

18 - WATERDOWN
Waterdown Road / Mill Street South / Aldershot GO / VIA Station map

Centennial Parkway South / Upper Centennial Parkway
44 - RYMAL
Centennial Parkway South / Upper Centennial Parkway stops map

Red Hill Valley Parkway

11 - PARKDALE
Red Hill Valley Parkway stops map

Jolley Cut / Arkledun Avenue

22 - UPPER OTTAWA
23 - UPPER GAGE
24 - UPPER SHERMAN
25 - UPPER WENTWORTH
26 - UPPER WELLINGTON
27 - UPPER JAMES
Jolley Cut / Arkledun Avenue stops map

James Mountain Road / West 5th Access

20 - A LINE EXPRESS
21 - UPPER KENILWORTH
33 - SANATORIUM
35 - COLLEGE
James Mountain Road/West 5th Access stops map

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.

Contact us

For questions or comments about the program:

HSR Customer Service
905-546-CITY (2489)
[email protected]