Ride the Rail - Bike the Trail!
Load your bicycle onto the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train, then pedal your way back on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail! For only $5 you can load your bike on the CVSR Explorer (formerly known as "Bike Aboard!") for a one-way trip. Pick the boarding station where you want to get off and enjoy biking back to your start along the 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. Cash or credit/debit cards are accepted.
- No guaranteed seats.
- This service is also open to hikers and runners.
Tips & Tricks
You can use the CVSR Explorer service in either direction: either ride the train first, then bike back to your start, or bike first then catch the train back. We recommend that you ride the train FIRST, then bike back. That way, you're on your own schedule getting back, and you don't have to worry about how fast you ride your bike to catch the train on time!
We've put together a set of bike routes that guide you from each train station back to Peninsula. You can use the Ride with GPS app on your smartphone to follow your route or load it onto a separate GPS device. Scroll down to see a map and list of the routes.
CVSR staff or volunteers may not accept some bicycles due to size and weight limitations. If you have an electric bicycle, remove the battery (if possible) and carry it on board with you; this might help get it within the weight limit.
PLEASE NOTE: The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and Century Cycles are two separate business entities. We are not responsible for the on-time operation of the railroad. Customers utilizing the CVSR Explorer program in conjunction with our bike rental service are responsible for all associated fees for the rental period, including late fees, if applicable.
The CVSR Explorer service is closed for the 2023 season. Stay tuned for the 2024 schedule!
Ride with GPS Routes to return to Peninsula from CVSR Explorer Stations
Links to Ride with GPS Routes to return to Peninsula from CVSR Explorer Stations
Listed in order from north to south