GO Transit offers bike coaches for seasonal Niagara Falls weekend train

[B' Spokes: What do you think, well Maryland ever see train service that accommodates bikes, at least on the weekends to service the C&O?]

Media are invited to preview the newly designated bike coaches designed specifically for the Niagara Falls seasonal service train, as well as see a demonstration on how to use the bike racks installed on board.

Starting Friday, May 21, and just in time for the Victoria Day weekend visitors to Niagara Falls will be able to take the GO Train to get there.

With approximately 50,000 passengers enjoying the inaugural service last summer, it was an easy decision for GO to run this weekend excursion service again. GO listened to its passengers and has converted a few passenger cars into bike coaches so customers can bring their bikes with them on their weekend getaways.

Each of the Saturday and Sunday Niagara Falls trains will have two bike coaches included in its train set. Each designated bike coach will be able to accommodate 18 bikes. All other passenger coaches have space to carry the standard 2-4 bikes.

The designated bike coaches will have bike decals on the windows, making them easy to identify. The Customer Service Ambassador will also be stationed inside one of the bike coaches on each train trip to help answer passenger questions about how to use the bike racks. Bike racks will be available on a first come, first serve basis.


by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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