So, you don’t have a car, a kayak, or a stand-up paddle board. No worries—you can still experience some of Northern California’s best paddling with the help of the Capitol Corridor, the 170-mile train route that links San Jose to Sacramento/Auburn. The Capitol Corridor has plenty of scenic spots along the way where you can get out on the water and rent gear. In addition to the paddling areas right near Capitol Corridor train stations, you can also take advantage of Capitol Corridor’s dedicated bus connections or use other transit options to complete your travel to world-class paddling destinations.
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The Capitol Corridor has long provided bike-friendly accommodations on board our trains and promoted biking as a complement to our service. Both biking and train travel provide more sustainable and enjoyable alternatives to driving, and the combination of the two allows for an even better travel experience! On Thursday, May 11, Capitol Corridor will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the biking community at various Bike to Work Day events on board our trains and along the route.
On Board “Cappy Hour”
Capitol Corridor will host an official Bike to Work Day Happy Hour (or as we like to call it, “Cappy Hour”), featuring discounted drinks on board all trains in service between 4 and 8pm. Plus, on Train 542 from San Jose to Sacramento and Train 545 from Sacramento to Oakland, we’ll have complimentary food in the Café Car! Staff will also be on hand to answer your questions about bringing your bike on board the Capitol Corridor. As always, bikes are welcome and can be stored in our bike storage areas. To learn more about bringing bikes on the train, visit the Bikes On Board page of our website.
Capitol Bike Fest in Sacramento
On the same day, members of the Capitol Corridor staff will be in Sacramento at the Capitol Bike Fest. We’ll be one of over 40 exhibits providing information on bicycles, rides, fitness, transit, and more. The event will take place from 11am to 1pm on the West Lawn of the State Capitol, at 10th St. and Capitol Ave. If you’re in the area, be sure to pay us a visit!
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – just four days before Earth Day on April 22 – the Capitol Corridor, along with Siemens USA and the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), unveiled an Earth Day gift to the Northern California megaregion – a new, environmentally-friendly, California-built locomotive. More Earth Day Gift to Our Riders: New Eco-Friendly, Diesel-Electric Locomotives
Do you live green and sustainably? If so, show us your green lifestyle between Saturday, April 1, and Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, by submitting images with the hashtag #22DaysofGreen that best capture how you, and your friends and family, are helping the environment. It could be a picture from your train commute, your family working in the garden, or a group of friends hiking. You can also share pictures that illustrate new ideas and tips such as recycling or repurposing hacks.
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California breweries produced 3,799,785 barrels of craft beer in 2015—that’s 4.3 gallons per drinking age adult, according to the Brewers Association, which keeps tabs on craft beer sales and production nationwide. With the beer flowing freely, a Tour de Brew via the Capitol Corridor route has an added benefit: there’s no need to get behind the wheel after taste testing all those microbrews. Each of these breweries, listed from south to north, offers its own unique taste of Northern California, and, best of all, you can get to each of them on the Capitol Corridor. More The Ultimate Guide to Microbreweries Along the Capitol Corridor