Bike Aboard

Boston Mill Station will be out of service through October due to construction of the visitor’s center.

Bring Your Bike Aboard the Train

Take in the sights of Cuyahoga Valley National Park by bike! Our unique Bike Aboard program allows passengers to bring their bikes aboard the train, making for a fun day of exploring. Riders can choose to ride the train in one direction and bike back to their starting point or vice versa.

Travel the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail where, from 1827 to 1913 mules pulled canal boats laden with passengers and goods up and down the historic Ohio & Erie Canal. Today’s trail follows the historic towpath as closely as possible, the exact route determined by historic maps and remnants of the trail itself.

The train can be flagged down at any of our boarding stations by waving both arms over your head (one arm is just a friendly wave to the Engineer). The train will always leave on time from the stations, so please arrive to the station 10 minutes prior to departure time.

Bike Aboard will run on a shortened schedule (no third loop) on September 20 and 27 and there will be no Bike Aboard on September 21, 22, 28 and 29 due to Steam in the Valley. The National Park Scenic excursion will also not be running on these dates.

Cost

Bike Aboard is $5 per person and is paid upon boarding (ages 3 and older). Cash is preferred; exact change is appreciated. There is no pre-order available for Bike Aboard. For frequent riders, a Bike Aboard pass is available for $35 per person. A Bike Aboard pass allows riders to ride as many times as they wish and expires a year from the purchase date. Scroll below to purchase a pass.

Bring your kayak aboard! Cost is $10 per kayak and $15 per double kayak.

May Schedule

Fridays – Sundays

(f) indicates a Bike Aboard stop where the train must be flagged down using two hands.

Bike Aboard is proudly sponsored by Cleveland Clinic and Century Cycles.

Track the Train

Bike Aboard just got easier with the CVSR Train Tracker app! Download the app for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. This app allows you to follow the train, view the train’s current speed, heading and even listen to audio clips as you bike along.

Rent a Bike

No bike? No problem! Rent a bike by the hour from Century Cycles in Peninsula, conveniently located near the towpath and Peninsula Depot. For cost and more information, click here.

Policies and Procedures

  • The train can be flagged down at any of our boarding stations by waving both arms over your head.
  • Plan to arrive 10 minutes before departure time.
  • Pay your fare or present your season pass upon boarding. Exact change is appreciated.
  • Trailers should be detached and all bags and supplies removed before loading.
  • Know your destination before boarding. Bikes are arranged according to stops.
  • Remove everything from your bike (water bottles, helmets, saddle bags, etc.)
  • Tag-a-longs must be detached before presenting your bike for loading. Tag-a-longs will be loaded separately.
  • Only EMPTY passenger trailers are accepted.

Motorized Vehicles

CVSR will allow mobility assisted motorized bicycle. However, CVSR reserves the right to refuse to load a motorized bicycle due to weight restrictions. Any bicycle weighing over 40 pounds or that cannot be safely lifted by 2 Bike Aboard employees, will not be permitted on board.

Group Rides

Bike Aboard groups are accepted and can be reserved in advance for groups of 20 or more riders. The cost is $5 per person. Payment and rider count is due two weeks prior to the date of riding. We encourage groups to book two weeks prior to riding.

MAKE A RESERVATION

Towpath Mileage Between Stations

Bike Aboard Pass

Do you frequently utilize Bike Aboard? Consider purchasing an annual Bike Aboard pass! A Bike Aboard pass is $35 per person and is good for a year from the date the pass was purchased. Questions about this pass? Email . Visit the membership page to learn about other levels of membership.

PURCHASE BIKE ABOARD PASS

Click here to view the Bike Aboard policies and procedures.