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Old 07-10-07, 05:46 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if Amtrak lets you take a folding bike on?

Does anyone know if Amtrak lets you take a folding bike on?
They have a no bike rule, but a folding bike could sit with me and not take much room.
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Old 07-10-07, 06:28 AM   #2
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Yes.

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten...Page&c=am2Copy

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Old 07-10-07, 07:55 AM   #3
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If you bag it, it becomes "luggage" and they do accept luggage, right?
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Does anyone know if Amtrak lets you take a folding bike on?
They have a no bike rule, but a folding bike could sit with me and not take much room.
Thanks.
I am VERY familiar with the folding bike policy.

Go to this link, print out the page, and carry it with you in case any conductor gives you a hard time. The bike can't go overhead or "near" your seat, but rather at the luggage racks which are near the ends of most cars. My DT IXNS even fits in the narrow 'coat closet' when I do a full fold taking the handlebars out too.

Link to newest Amtrak Folding Bike policy (as of early May 2007)
http://www.bikefriday.com/images/new...akpolicy07.pdf
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From the Amtrak site link referenced above:

Bringing Your Bicycle on Board
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Folding Bikes Brought Aboard as Carry-On Baggage

Folding bicycles may be brought aboard certain passenger cars as carry-on baggage. Only true folding bicycles (bicycles specifically designed to fold up into a compact assembly) are acceptable. Generally, these bikes have frame latches allowing the frame to be collapsed, and small wheels. Regular bikes of any size, with or without wheels, are not considered folding bikes, and may not be stored as folding bikes aboard trains.

You must fold up your folding bicycle before boarding the train. You may store the bike only in luggage storage areas at the end of the car (or, in Superliners, on the lower level). You may not store bikes in overhead racks.
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Amtrack's Rule Reversal And Clarifications On Folding Bikes

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Thanks to you cool bike people for your help
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