Bikes and Trains
This past weekend we were blessed with some mild January weather. I decided to experiment with taking my bike on the GO train. I have been wanting to do this for a while. Taking the train is a way for me to expand my bike riding perimeter. I have visions of riding the GO train to distant destinations and then riding back or vice versa.
For a test run, I rode to Clarkson Station and put my bike on the GO train to Exhibition station.
When I went to purchase my ticket I asked how much extra it costs to take my bike. The response “Bikes are Free”. Then I asked if there is a special bike car. The response “Ride any car except the handicapped car”. I went to the platform and waited a few minutes.
Then I loaded my Bad Boy onto the train.
I forgot about my Garmin GPS until it started beeping as the train clicked off the kms. I looked down and the train was doing 92.9 km/hr. My Bad Boy and I were covering some distance seriously fast.
I arrived at Exhibition and rode across Lakeshore to the Waterfront Trail heading downtown.
I have ridden to the CN Tower from my house several times over the summer. It is an 80km trip and it takes several hours. Riding the GO train is great away to save some time and still get into the city for touring.
My first experience taking my bike on the GO train was great. I’ll be doing this again.