Bike Aboard!



2014 Bike Aboard! starts May 2nd, 2014

Have you heard about the $3 fare for bicyclists?

Whether you are a confident cyclist or a pint-sized learner with training wheels, you can ride your way to better health. Bike Aboard! allows cyclists to bike the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail in one direction and ride the train in the other.



Bike Aboard will be offered Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays in May (see timetable below) - and then Wednesday - Sunday starting June 4th until October 26th.

May 2 - May 25th, 2014 Bike Aboard Schedule


Station South North
Rockside 1:45 pm 5:05 pm
Canal Expl. Center 1:55 pm 5:00 pm
Brecksville 2:15 pm 4:45 pm
Boston Mill 2:25 pm 4:35 pm
Peninsula 2:40 pm 4:30 pm
Indigo Lake 2:55 pm 4:10 pm
Botzum 3:05 pm 3:55 pm
Akron Northside 3:25 pm 3:40 pm

Saturdays & Sundays

Station South North South North
Rockside 10:00 am 1:10 pm 1:45 pm 5:05 pm
Canal Explor Center 10:05 am 1:05 pm 1:55 pm 5:00 pm
Brecksville 10:20 am 12:45 pm 2:15 pm 4:45 pm
Boston Mill 10:30 am 12:35 am 2:25 pm 4:35 pm
Peninsula 10:40 am 12:30 pm 2:40 pm 4:30 pm
Indigo Lake 11:00 am 12:10 pm 2:55 pm 4:10 pm
Botzum 11:10 pm 12:00 pm 3:05 pm 3:55 pm
Akron Northside 11:30 am 11:45 am 3:25 pm 3:40 pm


Boarding Instructions

  • The train can be flagged down at boarding stations when standing on the station deck with your bike.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the train’s scheduled arrival.
  •  Pay your fare when you board.

One Way Only: $3 per person, ages 3 and up with your bike.
Exact fare is appreciated. No guaranteed seats. This rate only applies to bicyclists.

This is only available once per day - one way - in between stations.


Run Aboard! and Hike Aboard!

Runners and Hikers can now take the FIRST train southbound or the LAST train northbound each day the train operates (1-way only) and receive the special $3 rate.

All other times require a $9 one-way ticket.

Bike Aboard follows the Scenic Train Schedule - which operates Wednesday - Sunday June through October.

Click here to see the Scenic train schedule.



Towpath Mileage Between Boarding Stations

Rockside – Canal Visitor Center 1.75 miles

Canal Visitor Center - Brecksville 4.5 miles

Brecksville - Boston Mill 4.25 miles

Boston Mill - Peninsula 2.5 miles

Peninsula - Indigo Lake 4 miles

Indigo Lake - Botzum 3 miles

Botzum - Akron Northside 6 miles



 Out on the trail and want to know where the train is?? Download the CVSR Phone App!  For Android and iOS

You can see EXACTLY where the train is, get the latest news and information and even purchase tickets!

Do you want to ride, but currently lack a bike?
There are places along the trail where you can rent a bike for a few hours and enjoy the trail, and Bike Aboard!

Blimp City Bike & Hike
1720A Merriman Rd., Akron, OH 44313
(330) 836-6600

Akron Bike Center
110 N. Main Street, Akron, OH 44308
(330) 376-5120

Century Cycles

Cleveland Bike Tours




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