Posts Tagged ‘CVSR Bike Aboard’

Bike Aboard to End for Season After This Weekend

October 25, 2019

The bike aboard service provided by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will operate for the final time on Sunday, Oct. 27 for the 2019 season.

The Hale Farm Explorer will also operate for the final time this year on Oct. 27.

That will also mark the end of five day a week operation of the National Park Scenic between Independence (Rockside Road Station) and Akron.

During the month of November the Scenic will operate only on Saturdays and Sundays.

Trains will depart Rockside Road at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. southbound and depart Akron Northside Station at 10:50 a.m. and 3 p.m. northbound.

Arrival times in Akron at 10:30 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. while arrival times at Rockside Road will be 12:30 p.m. and 4:35 p.m.

The final day of operation for the Scenic for 2019 will be Saturday, Nov. 30.

The CVSR will operate Veteran’s Day runs of the Scenic on Nov. 11 for military veterans, activity military members, first responders and up to three of their family members for a complimentary train ride.

The veterans train will depart Akron at 10 a.m. and Rockside Road at 10:15 a.m.

The trips will last two hours. Members of the public are urged to turn out to wave flags as the trains pass through Peninsula.

Cleveland Clinic to Sponsor Bike Aboard!

June 29, 2018

The Cleveland Clinic has agreed to sponsor the Bike Board! service of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

The Clinic said the program that allows bicyclists to ride their bikes and take a train ride in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be incorporated into its Let’s Move It initiative.

More than 22,000 people participated in the Bike Aboard! program in 2017.

As part of the partnership, Bike Aboard! riders, CVSR members and volunteers will receive a LifeStyles fitness pass for Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health and Wellness Centers.

Cleveland Clinic employees will be able to buy discounted Bike Aboard! passes for $3 per person by showing their employee badge at any of CVSR’s boarding locations. The regular price is $5 per person.

In other CVSR news, Elizabeth I. Loveman has been named to the railroad’s board of trustees.

Loveman is vice president and controller for NACCO Industries, which she joined in December 2012.

In her present position, which she has held since 2014, Loveman is responsible for financial reporting, internal control, and taxes for the company.

She also worked at Deloitte and Touche as an auditor from 1995 to 1999.

“I have fond memories of riding the train with my son and I am excited to be a part of the railroad’s future,” Loveman said in a statement.

Loveman received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 1995 and is a certified public accountant.

It Bike Aboard Season Again on the CVSR

May 27, 2017

The Bike Aboard program is back for another year on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Shown is a long line of bikes waiting to be boarded in the baggage car at Peninsula. It’s a Saturday morning and this is the first southbound National Park Scenic train of the day.

Swelling the numbers was a Boy  Scout troop that was riding the train one way and biking back to Peninsula, perhaps from Akron.

The waiting bicyclists made for an impressive sight.

CVSR Baggage Car Back in Service for Bikes

May 10, 2016

A former Northern Pacific baggage car has been overhauled by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and is being used to tote bicycles for the carrier’s Bike Aboard program.

The renovations began in early 2015 at the Fitzwater shops, funded in part from a Transit in the Parks grant.

CVSRThe car received new structural side and end sills along with new exterior and interior side sheets. Also installed were rebuilt couplers, new wheels, new 480-volt wiring and new bike racks.

The brake system was rebuilt and the car repainted.

Car No. 1129 was built in 1954 and later was part of the Amtrak fleet before it was acquired by the CVSR.

Mechanical issues sidelined it several years after the CVSR put it in service.