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    Bringing bike on an Amtrak train?

    I am possibly taking a trip up to Boston from RI and I want to bring my bike. If I go I will most likely be taking an Amtrak train. Is there any way to bring my bike on board or something? I read the article on their website about this but I don't think I fully understood it.

    Is there any way to bring my bike with me without having to disassemble the bike or put it in a box?

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    Unless their policies have changed over the last 5 years, nope. They are really behind-the-times about bikes.

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    Get an 16inch foldie. I think it can fit into a luggage box easily or u may even need not fit into any box as it is very compact.

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    Eh... a new bike isn't really in the budget right now. Especially since I'm saving up for a Giant STP. I guess I'm out of luck.

    Riding around Boston sounds so fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto MCR
    Eh... a new bike isn't really in the budget right now. Especially since I'm saving up for a Giant STP. I guess I'm out of luck.

    Riding around Boston sounds so fun.
    I saw a 16inch foldie with 5 speed gear for $80 buck.

    Change to revoshift 7 speed shifter plus 7 speed cassette, the most will cost another $30 buck.

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    The Amtrak line in Chicago allows unboxed bikes; can't speak for elsewhere else. It's roughly 10-15 bucks iirc.

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    your right that is confusing..

    As far as i could read the options are


    * Bicycles stored onboard in bike racks.
    * Bicycles as checked baggage in a box or other secure container.
    * Bicycles as checked baggage secured by tie-down equipment (not in a box).
    * Folding bicycles brought onboard as carry-on baggage. Availability varies.

    And that these options change from train to train and station to station. So its time to call 1-800-USA-RAIL to find out. Post up and tell us what they say.

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    Try this link: http://www.amtrak.com. Fortunately in the SF Bay Area, most Amtrak trains have racks on board.
    I'm gravity challenged, adrenaline deficient, and looking for that endorphine high. Shout out, I'll move out of the way. :-)

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    For my amtrak you just shill out another five bucks for the bike, drop it off in the appropriate car in the condition you ride the bike. They hang the bike up. Get to your destination, walk back, show them the ticket, they hand you the bike, you bike away.

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    Where do you live?

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    If you are addressing me you can find out my checking out my public profile (I think.) But I'm on the other coast. You know, the one that doesn't suck if you can overlook California.

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    Amtrak in California has racks on the trains.

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