I just lately traveled on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner practice from San Diego to Santa Barbara, California… and I needed to take a second to point out you the bicycle automotive on-board this explicit practice.
What you’ll see whenever you watch the video above is my Co-Movement Pangea touring bicycle secured contained in the bicycle automotive of this explicit Amtrak practice. This practice has house for seven bicycles – however with the intention to ensure that there’s room to your bicycle on-board, you must e-book a ticket (an Amtrak bike reservation) to your bicycle upfront of your journey date (ideally, greater than 24 hours forward of time). That approach, you don’t present up on the practice station, solely to find that all the bike areas have already been stuffed.
When you safe your bike in place with the wall rack and/or the provided seat-belt (which helps to make sure that your bicycle doesn’t fall over whereas the practice is in movement), you’ll need to make your approach upstairs to the passenger seating space. I recommending bringing your baggage and different belongings with you whenever you step away out of your bicycle. That approach you may ensure that nobody steals your issues whenever you aren’t trying. And when you’re involved about having your bike out of sight and unattended inside the practice’s bicycle automotive, think about locking it in place so nobody can simply steal it.
For extra data on touring with a bicycle on-board Amtrak trains, please see the official Amtrak web site at: www.amtrak.com/bring-your-bicycle-onboard