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Smart commuting tips for riding your bike and using Cherriots

Commuting to work or school by bike is smart on so many levels. There are health benefits, as well as the chance to clear your head and relax while you ride. Choosing to travel by pedal power and not by car is financially savvy as well – it saves thousands of dollars a year in fuel, insurance, and parking. And biking is one of the greenest ways to go! You can use Get There to find a bicycling partner too. All Cherriots buses are equipped with bike racks so buses can be a part of your commute as well.

How to Load a Bicycle on a Cherriots Bus

  • Remove water bottles, pumps, and other loose items.
  • Alert the driver when loading or unloading your bicycle from the bus bike rack.
  • You can load your bike from the curb or in front of the bus. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike.
  • Use one hand to pull down the release and hold your bike with your other hand. Do not lean your bike against the bus.
  • Lift your bike onto the bike rack and fit wheels into the wheel slots. Each wheel slot is labeled for front and rear wheel.
  • Raise the support arm over the front tire as close to the front brake as possible. Your bike is now securely latched.
  • Board the bus and pick up a Bicycle Retrieval Card from the side of the farebox. This is your reminder to retrieve your bike when you exit.

Area Bicycle Maps

Take a look at the following maps to plan your trip on the safest route:

Interactive Online Bicycle Map from the City of Salem

PDF Bicycle Map of Oregon

PDF Bicycle Map of Salem and Keizer

PDF Bicycle Map of Dallas, Monmouth, and Independence

Contact Transportation Options for a free print copy of the Salem and Willamette Valley map: or 503-588-2877.

Keizer area bicycle route maps

Keizer area bicycle route maps

Bicycle repair stations in Marion and Polk counties

​Keizer Civic Center
930 Chemawa Rd NE
Keizer, OR 97303

​Keizer Transit Center
5860 Keizer Station Blvd.
Keizer, OR 97303

​Riverfront Park (near the Tom McCall statue at the roundabout)
200 Water St. NE
Salem, OR 97301



Silverton City Hall
306 S Water St
Silverton, OR 97381

Monmouth Police Department
450 Pacific Hwy W
Monmouth, OR 97361

Independence Sports Park (near the boat launch)
Deann Dr.
Independence, OR 97351



Independence Riverview Park (Biker/boater campground)
50 C St
Independence, OR 97351

Independence Riverview Park (near the water fountain)
50 C St
Independence, OR 97351

Independence Hotel (patio area)
201 Osprey Lane
Independence, OR 97351