1-800-USA-RAIL to make advance reservations for you and your
bike. A $5 handling fee is charged for each bike.
you arrive at the station, take your bicycle to the baggage car
and hand it up to the conductor. He will secure it in the rack
specially designed not to scratch the paint or damage any parts.
one of the passenger cars. Relax on the way, have a snack or
a meal. Arrive at your destination rested and ready to ride.
your bicycle on the train -
there will be half the fun
- Now bicycling
in the North Carolina is better than ever. The new checked bicycle
service on the Piedmont (trains 73, 74) provides easy access
to cities and towns throughout central North Carolina for you
and your bike.
fitted bike racks in the baggage car can carry up to 20 bikes*
at a time unboxed. The schedule is well suited for east-to-west
day trips or longer overnight and weekend trips in either direction.
Piedmont makes daily round trips between Raleigh and Charlotte,
with stops in Cary, Durham, Burlington, Greensboro, High Point,
Salisbury and Kannapolis.
- Here's how
- *Note: Although there
is only space for 20 bikes in the racks, additional bicycles
may be carried as boxed baggage to and from destinations with
staffed stations. Special arrangements can also be made for larger
groups. Tandem bikes must be boxed on all trains, including the
Piedmont. Folding bikes may be taken aboard the Piedmont coaches
and stowed in the baggage shelves at the end of each car without
extra charge or advance reservations.
other trains that run through North Carolina - the Carolinian,
Silver Star, Silver Meteor,Silver Palm, Crescent - also accept
boxed bicycles at staffed stations. (Charlotte, Greensboro, Durham,
Raleigh, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Fayatteville.)
maps are available for the following places along the route of
the Piedmont :
Bicycle Suitability Map -
- Regional map showing
relative suitability of roads for bicycling.
- Alamance County
Bicycle Routes -
- Map shows a 150-mile
system of bicycle routes throughout the county.
Parkway Bicycle Routes -
a 10-mile route across Burlington which connects the major city
- The Durham Bike
- Bicycle suitability
ratings for a major part of the street network are shown.
- Raleigh Bike Map
a 150-mile system of designated urban bike routes which provide
alternatives to busy roads.
to the Bicycling Highways routes, a system of designated
cross-state routes, may be made from the following Piedmont stops:
Charlotte, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, Cary and
maps and more bicycling information:
Division of Bicycle and
train tickets and other information:
North Carolina rail information:
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