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!
The stretch of the Capitol Corridor route between Martinez and Davis is one of the prettiest, and just looking out the window it’s easy to see that nature is alive and well here. Most passengers never experience the Suisun Marsh first-hand though as they zip past the Suisun/Fairfield station on the way to Davis and Sacramento to the east, or Bay Area destinations to the west.
More Exploring the Suisun Marsh from the Suisun City/Fairfield Station
Baseball season is here, and whether you’re a fan who keeps track of every stat, or you just enjoy singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with a bag of peanuts and Cracker Jacks, you’ve got plenty of options for baseball fun in Northern California. No matter which team you’re rooting for — the A’s in Oakland, the Giants in San Francisco, or the River Cats in Sacramento — Capitol Corridor can make your trip to the ballpark relaxing and fun. With spacious seating and tables for four, a Café Car serving food and beverages, and free wi-fi, you’ll be able to start the tailgate early or check the starting lineup on board. So get ready to play ball! Here’s Capitol Corridor’s guide to baseball parks in Northern California. More Play Ball! Capitol Corridor’s Guide to Northern California Baseball Parks
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.
More Win Travel for Four on the Capitol Corridor with #22DaysofGreen
Take the Capitol Corridor and enjoy a weekend full of festivals! Immerse yourself in Asian culture at the Cambodian New Year Festival in Oakland and Children of the Dragon Festival in San Jose, learn all about our food system at the Sacramento Food Film Festival, and shop for artisan goods at the San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair.
More Weekend Picks: Oakland Cambodian New Year Festival, San Jose Children of the Dragon Festival, Sacramento Food Film Festival and San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair