Bike + Train + Courtesy
Top tips for riding Caltrain with a bike
- Tag your bike with your destination. Other cyclists need to know where your bike is going, so they don't block your bike in, if they are going further.
- Download printable destination tags here.
- Trim the destination tags to fit into a name badge holder, and attach to your bike.
Boarding with your Bicycle
- Queue up for first come, first on-board order at the northern end of the platform.
- Upon boarding, quickly walk all the way to the end of the bike car, so there is room for cyclists behind you to board.
- Stack your bike on the outside of bikes going to your stop or further to avoid shuffling bikes to exit the train (and possibly missing your stop).
- Alternate handlebars so that the bicycles are stacked tightly. Take care with pedal placement.
- Secure your bike with the bungee cord already attached to the bike rack on the train.
Exiting with your Bicycle
- A few minutes before the train stops, retrieve your bicycle and stand in the aisle with your bike.
- Keep the stairways clear for others to exit.
- After the train stops, exit quickly to avoid delaying the train.
Additional tips for bikes on Caltrain at BayRail Alliance
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