Bike or hike, then ride rails back in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Bike or hike, then ride rails back in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Akron Beacon Journal | Craig Webb, May 1, 2019

A sure sign of summer arrives this weekend in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is kicking off its 2019 season of Bike/Hike Aboard on Friday. This year’s runs are sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic and Century Cycles. The program encourages visitors to bring their bikes aboard the train.

Cyclists can ride their bikes along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and then take the train back to their car for $5. The special fares are for a one-way trip only. The bikes are stored on a baggage car while the cyclists ride in passenger cars. Hikers can also take advantage of the special Bike/Hike Aboard tickets.

The tickets are offered Friday through Oct. 27 during the regular train schedule on Fridays to Sundays in May and Wednesdays to Sundays beginning in June. Trains can be flagged down at any boarding stations by people waving both arms over their head, and the $5 fare will be collected when boarding.

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Katie Brewer

Katie Brewer