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CVSR Explorer

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.

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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.


May 2023: Fridays through Sundays
June - July 2023: Wednesdays through Sundays

We provide this information as a courtesy to Century Cycles and CVSR customers, and it is subject to change. Please see the CVSR website for the most up-to-date information.

Akron Northside: 10:00am 
Botzum: 10:30am
Indigo Lake: 10:40am 
Peninsula: 10:50am

Peninsula: 11:10am 
Indigo Lake: 11:20am 
Botzum: 11:30pm 
Akron Northside: 12:00pm

Akron Northside: 12:30pm 
Botzum: 1:00pm 
Indigo Lake: 1:10pm 
Peninsula: 1:30pm

Peninsula: 1:40pm 
Indigo Lake: 1:50pm 
Botzum: 2:00pm 
Akron Northside: 2:30pm

Akron Northside: 3:00pm 
Botzum: 3:30pm 
Indigo Lake: 3:40pm 
Peninsula: 3:50pm

Peninsula: 4:10pm 
Indigo Lake: 4:20pm 
Botzum: 4:30pm 
Akron Northside: 5:00pm