Bike Aboard!

Bike or Hike the Trails, Ride the Rails!

Ride your bike along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in one direction and ride the train back in the other! The train can be flagged down at any of our boarding stations by waving both arms over your head.  One arm is just a friendly wave to the Engineer. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before the departure time.

Important Schedule Notices:

On Tuesday, October 23: Due to construction, there will be no departures out of Rockside Station on this day. This means no 9 a.m. or 1:50 p.m. departure out of Rockside Station.

The last day of the 2018 Bike Aboard! season is Sunday, October 28.


Please note: Passengers will be seated in a designated Bike Aboard! car and are not eligible to upgrade to any other seating options.


Pay your fare upon boarding.  Exact change is appreciated.  The fee is $5 per person (ages 3 and older) one way. Bike Aboard Passes are available for sale for $35 per person.


The Bike Aboard! program is also available to distance hikers and runners. The fee is $5 per person for one way. Please note: Availability may be limited.


The fee for loading a single-seated kayak is $10. For a double-seated kayak, the fee is $15. This fee is ONLY for a one way. Please note: Availability may be limited.

Train Schedule

*Please Note: The last day of the 2018 Bike Aboard! season is Sunday, October 28.


Bike Aboard Policies & Procedures

Please review our Bike Aboard Policy & Procedures.

Towpath Closures

UPDATE: The trail remains closed between Deep Lock Quarry and Hunt House. The trail between Boston Store Visitor Center and Peninsula is now open. For more information, please visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s website. NPS Closure Hotline: 440-546-5960

Towpath Mileage Between Stations

Rockside Station – Canal Exploration Center1.75 miles
Canal Exploration Center – Brecksville4.5 miles
Brecksville – Boston Mills4.25 miles
Boston Mills – Peninsula2.5 miles
Peninsula – Indigo Lake4 miles
Indigo Lake – Botzum3 miles
Botzum – Big Bend3.5 miles
Big Bend – Akron Northside3 miles

Download the Train Tracker App to Follow the Train

CVSR’s Train Tracker App is available for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. Listen to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park audio tour from your phone! Hear entertaining and interesting stories from the valley’s past and learn about the unique history of the park.

Audio clips will play at points along your ride. This app also allows you to follow the train, view the train’s current speed, heading and even allows you to purchase tickets right from your phone!

Thank you to our sponsors Century Cycles  and Cleveland Clinic for supporting the Bike Aboard! program.