Your guide to biking on the train
We know how much you love bicycling—it’s just part of the Pacific Northwest culture. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to take your bike along on your next trip aboard Amtrak Cascades. Travel in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia is made all the more enjoyable when you combine trains and bikes for the ultimate in eco-friendly transportation.
1. MAKE A RESERVATION FOR YOU AND YOUR BIKE
You’ll need to book space for both you and your bike by going online to: AmtrakCascades.com, visiting a staffed station, or calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.
2. RACK YOUR BIKE
Ten bike racks are available on every Amtrak Cascades train. Bike racks, located in the baggage car, must be reserved for a cost of $5 each. Book early to ensure bike space is available and you get the best fare for your own ticket. This is particularly important during busy summer months when trains fill up quickly.
3. BOX YOUR BIKE
If you don’t make advance reservations, you may find the bike rack space is all sold out. If that’s the case, you can opt to box your bike (except at unstaffed stations)* for an additional $15/box plus a $10 handling fee. You’re responsible for disassembling and reassembling your bike. Remember to bring your tools along.
*Unstaffed stations: Kelso/Longview, Mt. Vernon, Olympia/Lacey, Oregon City, Stanwood and Tukwila
Looking for a great place to ride?
All of the Amtrak Cascades eighteen station stops offer nearby bike routes that allow you to explore the area. Many follow old rail corridors, so you can further intertwine your train and bike adventures. Check out more bike trips along the corridor at amtrakcascades.com.
The Stanley Park Seawall is one of the best rides you’ll find in Vancouver proper.
The Emerald City is a great starting point for bike adventures such as the 19-mile Burke-Gilman Trail, which dissects the city’s diverse neighborhoods.
The Ruston waterfront and Point Defiance Park offer a wonderful place to spend an afternoon of bicycling.
One of the nation’s top bike cities, Portland is the gateway to several scenic bike trips, including the Tualatin Valley trail that offers a 50-mile route through the northern Willamette Valley.
Tackle all or part of the gorgeous 132-mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway that meanders through vineyards, hop farms and quaint towns.