it's a formidable scent..
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kent, WA (USA)
Bikes: 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0
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I think your townie will fit just fine in the rack. there is lots of room for all types of wheels/lengths.
you will have to take the bike off at the stop before the ride free zone. most drivers seem to know that this fact isn't commonly known and will make an announcement about " last stop for bike removals" but some may not. in any case, if you forget they may let you off in the ride free area, but some are sticklers.
really, the only problem with regularly commuting with a bike /bus combo is going to be rack space availability. with only 2 on the metro busses and 3 on the Sound Transit, they can fill up fast and you will have to catch the next one if it's full (with no assurances that the following bus will have space either).
THat is probably my only suggestion/word of caution. with more and more people hopping on the bus, having only 2 bike racks seems inadequate, but thems the breaks for now.