Bike Aboard!

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.

Thank you to our 2014 Bike Aboard! Partner Sponsor:

           Akron General Logo                    

Bike Aboard is available Wednesday through Sunday through October 26, 2014.

Rockside 9:00 am 12:10 pm 12:45 pm 4:05 pm 4:25 pm 7:30 pm
Canal Exploration Center 9:05 am 12:05 pm 12:55 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 7:20 pm
Brecksville 9:20 am 11:45 am 1:15 pm 3:45 pm 4:45 pm 7:10 pm
Boston Mill 9:30 am 11:35 am 1:25 pm 3:35 pm 4:55 pm 7:00 pm
Peninsula 9:40 am 11:30 am 1:40 pm 3:30 pm 5:10 pm 6:50 pm
Indigo Lake 10:00 am 11:10 am 1:55 pm 3:10 pm 5:25 pm 6:35 pm
Botzum 10:10 am 11 am 2:05 pm 2:55 pm 5:35 pm 6:25 pm
Akron Northside 10:30 am 10:45 am 2:25 pm 2:40 pm 5:55 pm 6:10 pm

PLEASE NOTE:  On Wednesday, August 13, and Saturday September 6, Bike Aboard will not be available from 2:40 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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.

***Please note: Summit Metro Parks has temporarily closed the Towpath Trail from Mustill Store in Akron to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement for 1-4 weeks. Detour available after 3:00 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturdays and Sundays.  Please visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park's website for the latest updates (Posted July 17).  

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.

Towpath Mileage Between Boarding Stations

Rockside – Canal Exploration Center 1.75 miles

Canal Exploration 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 MOBILE App!

The CVSR mobile app is available for iOS via iTunes and Android devices via Google Play. You can see exactly where the train is and even purchase tickets!  Download the app for free by clicking on the appropriate image below from your mobile device.

Available on the App Store
Android App on Google Play

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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