May is Bike Month, and on Thursday, May 8, the region will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bike to Work Day. Check out the latest post on our blog, Spoke n’ Word, for an overview of Bike Month activities.
With so much focus on biking, along with consistently pleasant temperatures, you’ll likely see more bicyclists on Capitol Corridor trains this month. If you plan to take your bike on the train, please make sure that your bike is stored properly – if you’re not sure how, check out the Tips and Guidelines from our newly-updated Bike Riders Guide to Capitol Corridor web page, or ask a member of the train crew. And, if you’re a passenger who regularly takes his/her bike on the train, your advice and assistance will be greatly appreciated by those trying it out for the first time.
Aside from more bicycles on board, you may also notice more bike storage on trains. Capitol Corridor has taken first steps in the roll out of our Bicycle Access Plan, with the goal of nearly doubling the bike storage capacity of each train. Eventually, the plan is for all trains to consistently have this extra storage. In the meantime, and especially during Bike Month, we’ll be doing our best to increase storage on the busiest trains whenever possible.