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Bike Aboard! Service Starts April 7, 2012
Celebrate Spring with a Bike Aboard! ride
Photo courtesy of John Wenzel for CVSR
Have you heard about the $2 Bike Aboard! program? Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) and Cuyahoga Valley National Park in partnership announce the start-up of Bike Aboard! service for 2012 on April 7th.
Bike Aboard! allows cyclists to bike the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in one direction and ride the rail in the other for just $2. This program allows everyone the ability to ride their way to better health and see more of the National Park as they do it.
Riders can choose how far they want to go. Bikers can be aggressive and ride the Towpath Trail from Independence to Akron, or stop at any of the 6 stations in between, then return by rail. For Bike Aboard!, bikers pay as they board the train.
Bike Aboard! service is offered weekends in April and May – following the weekend Scenic Train schedule. Expanded Scenic service offering a longer schedule, more days (Wednesday through Sunday) will start June 2nd and run through the end of October.
The Akron Northside Station will also re-open the weekend of April 7th. Service in the Akron-area had been moved to the Botzum Station on Riverview Road while Bridge 438 between Smith Road and Merriman Road was replaced.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad provides transportation to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service. CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 c(3) volunteer supported organization and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. The railroad serves 200,000 passengers annually. Scenic train excursions are offered twelve months of the year, along with a variety of special events, including The Polar Express™, Day Out With Thomas™, wine-tasting and beer tasting excursions, and more. More can be learned about the railroad by visiting the website: www.CVSR.com.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com/ or call (330) 657-2752.