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.
Recreational road cyclists can find an impressive range of rides along the Capitol Corridor train route, which cuts through some of Northern California’s best cycling terrain between San Jose and Sacramento/Auburn. And since each Capitol Corridor train has two marked “bike cars” with large bicycle storage areas, as well as racks on the other cars, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying some of the most beautiful bike rides in the state—even if you don’t have a car to drive there on your own.
The Capitol Corridor has 17 stations between downtown San Jose and Auburn in the Sierra foothills. For bikers who don’t live near a Capitol Corridor station, nearly all the major corridors in Northern California are served by connecting buses—most of which also offer bike storage or racks on a first-come, first-served basis. These connecting bus lines expand Capitol Corridor’s reach to places like San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Lake Tahoe, Napa, and Santa Rosa.
If you are looking to get out and explore new territory on your bike without having to drive anywhere first, here are five great rides to get you started.
Bike to Work Day 2016 has come and gone. We hope many of you had the opportunity to give bicycling a try on Thursday, May 12, and will continue to use pedal power for your travels throughout “May is Bike Month” and beyond. Capitol Corridor enjoyed a full day of festivities at the Capitol Bike Fest in Sacramento and on board the train later that day for a special Bike to Work Day Happy Hour (or as we like to call it “Cappy Hour”!) Check out some of our favorite pictures from the day.
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 12, 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. More Capitol Corridor Celebrates Bike to Work Day 2016
Many people come to Davis to experience the lively downtown, the university vibe, and…the chickens? That’s right, in Davis there’s actually an annual event that involves biking around the city to check out backyard chicken coops. The Tour de Cluck, now in its sixth year, was on Saturday, May 30 and gave Davis residents, as well as out-of-towners, the opportunity to learn more about sustainable agriculture, admire chicken coop design, and exchange tips for raising these backyard birds. More Chickens Take the Spotlight at the Tour de Cluck