Vermonter train carries bikes again!
the taxpayers of Vermont, bought train cars for the Amtrak system
and called the train the Vermonter
(check it out). Since our sadly degraded national train system
no longer has people at most stations to handle baggage, lots of
trains can't accommodate things you don't carry on. The Vermonter
used to have custom built racks for bikes and skis so that the conductor
could easily and safely load your bike, but that service was discontinued
some years ago. It seems the older baggage cars slowed things down
Bikes are Back on the Vermonter! At least, some bikes. You really
have to plan ahead because the train can only accommodate four bikes
at a time. Book this service online when you buy your ticket.
it is still possible to ride the Vermonter to Brattleboro and to
rent a bike from us for $25/day. See our rentals
page. The train will drop you off in downtown Brattleboro, in
the back of the Brattleboro Museum, just three blocks from our shop.
Please let us know if you make use of this, it makes a difference!