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October 21, 2016

Amtrak Expands Bicycle Program for Travel on National Routes

Amtrak is offering customers the opportunity to travel with their bicycles on more routes to different regions throughout the U.S. Trainside checked bicycle service is a new amenity available on the California Zephyr (San Francisco-Chicago), Cardinal (New York-Chicago), City of New Orleans (Chicago-New Orleans), Coast Starlight (Los Angeles-Seattle), Empire Builder (Seattle/Portland-Chicago), Lake Shore Limited (New York/Boston-Chicago), Southwest Chief (Los Angeles-Chicago), Sunset Limited (Los Angeles-New Orleans) and Texas Eagle (Chicago-San Antonio). This service is also new for Northeast Regional trains with baggage service – trains 65, 66 and 67 – for travel between Boston and [...]

 
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April 30, 2016

Amtrak Now Offers Bike Service on Vermonter Route between Washington, DC and Upstate Vermont

Amtrak is launching bike service on the Vermonter to provide passengers a more convenient way to travel with their bicycles. Tickets for carry-on bike service are now available for travel beginning May 1.

The Vermonter operates daily between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans, Vt., with service to Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Conn., Springfield, Mass. and Essex Junction, Vt., and other intermediate stops.

This service provides passengers with a way to travel with their bikes. Amtrak partnered with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, Vermont Department of Tourism, Adventure Cycling Association, and other bicycle and passenger rail groups to form an advisory [...]

 
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January 11, 2016

New York City’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour

On the first Sunday in May, 32,000 cyclists of all skill levels come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally free of cars. For one day, the roads are yours, the bridges are yours, the City is yours—there’s no better way to experience the Big Apple. Produced in conjunction with the City of New York, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest charitable bike ride in the U.S., with proceeds funding our free bike education programs.

The annual event maps a route through all five borough’s of New York City 

In 2014 alone, Bike New York taught bike skills to more than 16,000 kids and adults. When you [...]

 
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August 18, 2015

Bike Services Expanded in North Carolina on Amtrak Trains

Continuing a service that was made available on North Carolina’s Piedmont service, Amtrak now offers walk-up checked bicycle service aboard Carolinian trains 79 and 80 at the following stations: Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury, Kannapolis, and Charlotte.

Walk-up bicycles are free of charge, but reservations are required for the six spaces. Passenger must have a ticket for the bicycle and a baggage tag. Baggage tags can be obtained at the Amtrak ticket office.

Only standard size bikes will be permitted. Large seat/saddle bags must be removed from the bike. These items can be checked or carried on the train. They will be counted [...]

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