Bike Aboard! on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

We are proud to be the exclusive bicycle shop supporter of the CVSR Bike Aboard service!

Ride the Rail - Bike the Trail!

Bike the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, then hop on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train for a relaxing ride back to your car! For only $5 you can load your bike aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for a one-way trip. Or, do it in reverse! Pick the boarding station where you want to get off and enjoy biking back to your car along the Towpath Trail.

  • Please arrive at a boarding station 10 minutes prior to the train's scheduled arrival.
  • The train can be flagged down at boarding stations by waving both arms over your head.
  • Purchase your ticket when you board.
  • One way between stations, once per day.
  • $5 per person for ages 3 and up, includes your bicycle, exact change is appreciated.
  • No guaranteed seats.

PLEASE NOTE: Through June of 2018, you will NOT be able to use the Bike Aboard service with our Towpath Trail Bicycle Rental service to travel SOUTH by train or bike. This is because of construction closures on the Towpath Trail to the south of Peninsula. If you board the Southbound train in Peninsula, it will NOT be possible to bike on the Towpath Trail to return to Peninsula.

The trail is OPEN to the north, so you can use the normally scheduled Northbound service from Peninsula, or the Southbound service from Rockside Road to Peninsula.

2018 Schedule

June through October 2018: Tuesdays through Sundays

PLEASE NOTE: We provide this information as a courtesy to Century Cycles and CVSR customers, and it is subject to change. Please see the CVSR web site for the most up-to-date information.

Southbound 
Rockside Road: 9:00am
Canal Exploration Center: 9:05am
Brecksville: 9:20am
Boston Mill: 9:30am
Peninsula: Arrives 9:35am, Departs 9:40am
Indigo Lake: 9:55am
Botzum: 10:05am
Big Bend: 10:15am
Akron: 10:25am

Northbound 
Akron: 10:45am 
Big Bend: 10:55am 
Botzum: 11:05am 
Indigo Lake: 11:15am 
Peninsula: Arrives 11:25am, Departs 11:35am 
Boston Mill: 11:40am 
Brecksville: 11:50am 
Canal Exploration Center: 12:10pm 
Rockside Road: 12:20pm

Southbound
Rockside Road: 12:50pm
Canal Exploration Center: 1:00pm
Brecksville: 1:20pm
Boston Mill: 1:30pm
Peninsula: Arrives 1:35pm, Departs 1:45pm
Indigo Lake: 2:00pm
Botzum: 2:10pm
Big Bend: 2:20pm
Akron: 2:30pm

Northbound 
Akron: 2:50pm 
Big Bend: 3:00pm 
Botzum: 3:10pm 
Indigo Lake: 3:20pm 
Peninsula: Arrives 3:30pm, Departs 3:40pm 
Boston Mill: 3:45pm 
Brecksville: 3:55pm 
Canal Exploration Center: 4:15pm 
Rockside Road: 4:25pm

Southbound (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only)
Rockside Road: 4:50pm
Canal Exploration Center: 4:55pm
Brecksville: 5:15pm
Boston Mill: 5:25pm
Peninsula: Arrives 5:30pm, Departs 5:40pm
Indigo Lake: 5:50pm
Botzum: 6:00pm
Big Bend: 6:10pm
Akron: 6:20pm

Northbound (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only)
Akron: 6:35pm 
Big Bend: 6:45pm 
Botzum: 6:55pm 
Indigo Lake: 7:05pm 
Peninsula: Arrives 7:15pm, Departs 7:20pm 
Boston Mill: 7:25pm 
Brecksville: 7:35pm 
Canal Exploration Center: 7:50pm 
Rockside Road: 7:55pm