Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - no bikes on megabus?
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03-16-08, 06:52 PM
is this true?
03-16-08, 07:51 PM
i hope not. does anyone know?
I don't know what a megabus is, but according to megabus.com
Can I take my bicycle?
Unfortunately megabus.com buses are unable to carry bicycles.
03-16-08, 08:28 PM
What's a megabus?
03-16-08, 08:36 PM
It's true. It needs to be in a "bike box". Often times, just a bike with the wheels off in a box...
03-16-08, 08:52 PM
^^^ Put it in a box. It's a bus, not a plane, so you might even be able to smudge it by putting your bike in a big bag or whatever.
it also helps if you dont tell them its a bike
03-16-08, 09:34 PM
I've taken the MB about ten times now round trip from Chicago to Columbus.
I ALMOST picked up a used Pista out in Columbus but backed out when the site said that bicycles were not permitted....
But...the next time I took the MB from Chi to c-bus...a guy nods at the driver and throws his MKV in the bottom storage and jumps on the bus.
I really think if you call ahead, that you can get it approved. But you could always just try your luck.
03-16-08, 10:21 PM
They seem to be sort of a start-up competing with Greyhound between cities. They cherry-pick profitable runs. Baggage is limited to a 50ish pound suitcase in baggage and one carry-on. So you had better have a folder.
03-16-08, 10:42 PM
do the passenger still smell like **** and smoke meth at rest stops?
03-16-08, 10:57 PM
is this true?
when are you megabus-ing ian?
Im headed to chi on april 4th megabus style. I was trying to figure out if i should take my bike or not.
03-17-08, 07:30 AM
Megabus is awesome, but as far as bikes go, it's a don't-ask-don't-tell proposition. Try to box your bike up, and throw it on. Most times, the driver doesn't even get out of the cab while people are loading up. I know who people who've thrown bikes on the bus, sans-box, even pretty recently, and without a problem, but I've also heard of plenty of people who've been left on the sidewalk because the driver wouldn't let them put their bike onboard.
Get a couple of $20 bills in order to grease the palm of the driver if he gives you any trouble. Just ask, "How much does it cost to get a bike onboard? Here, I have some money..." and hold it out.
just get a soft case that you can fold up and strap to your messenger bag once you reach your destination. Check Performance Bike:
They have 17% off a single item today. Megabus won't give you any trouble if your bike is in a bag when they show up.
03-17-08, 08:04 PM
I just dunno if I'd wanna throw my bike in the bottom of a bus. Maybe I worry too much. . .
03-17-08, 08:46 PM
NO BIKEZ ON THE CATBUS?!
03-17-08, 08:53 PM
best movie ever.
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