Providing Public Transportation
Alternatives for the Greater
Phoenix Metro Area

Light Rail and Bicycles

Valley Metro Rail is a great way to connect to work, school, shopping and events in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.

Bicycle-friendly features.

  • Bicycle symbols on the train windows show you the doors nearest the bicycle rack.
  • Racks are first-come, first-served. If the bicycle rack on the train is full or you are unable to load your bicycle into the rack, you may stand with your bicycle as long as you do not block the aisle or doorway.
  • If the train is crowded, you may be required to wait for a less-crowded train before you can board with your bike.
  • You are responsible for loading and unloading your bicycle. For safety reasons, operators cannot leave the cabin to assist you.

Securing your bike at stations and transit centers

Bicycles may not be secured to the station structure, railings or fences. Warning notices will be placed on bicycles secured to unauthorized locations. After 24 hours, the lock will be cut and the bicycle will be removed and taken to Lost and Found at Central Station, located at Van Buren and Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. A notice will be left at the bicycle’s location, advising the owner of the disposition.

Valley Metro takes no responsibility for damage to the lock or bicycle.

You may secure your bicycle to racks at the following locations:

All Valley Metro Rail Park-and-Rides

19th Ave/Dunlap
19th Ave/Montebello                                                  
19th Ave/Camelback
Central Ave/Camelback                                              
38th St/Washington                                                  
Dorsey/Apache Blvd                                              
McClintock/Apache Blvd                                          
Price-101 Fwy/Apache Blvd                                    
Sycamore/Main St
Mesa Dr/Main St

Valley Metro Rail station platform bike racks

Center Parkway/Washington                                            
Priest Drive/Washington                                                      
Dorsey/Apache Boulevard      
Smith-Martin/Apache Boulevard                                                  

Adjacent sidewalk/bus stop bike racks

7th Avenue/Camelback                                                  
Campbell/Central Avenue                                                
Indian School/Central Avenue                                            
Osborn/Central Avenue                                                  
Thomas/Central Avenue                                                
Encanto/Central Avenue                                                
McDowell/Central Avenue                                              
Washington/Central Avenue                                            
12th Street/Jefferson and 12th Street/Washington                          
24th Street/Jefferson and 24th Street/Washington                          
44th Street / Washington                                                
Veterans Way/College Avenue  
University Drive/Rural Road          

Tempe Transportation Center

Bicyclists can secure their bikes, buy gear and receive with any necessary repairs at the Tempe Transportation Center’s Bicycle Cellar. More than 100 bike racks are available for rent in a 24-hour secured building with showers and lockers.  Visit for more information.

For more information on how to ride and be safe around light rail, visit our Safety page.