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  1. #1
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    Why Americans like folding bikes!

    http://momentumplanet.com/articles/h...e-on-the-train
    Plan to arrive at the train station approximately two hours before your scheduled departure. With your ticket in hand, take your bike and all of your belongings straight to the baggage depot. Tell the baggage agent that you need to box and check your bike. He/ she will check your ticket, fill out some forms and collect the fee (around $20 in cash only). You’ll be given a big cardboard box, as well as packing tape and a large marker.
    2008 Mezzo D9
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    I like this part from the Amtrak bicycle policy:

    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.
    More here: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten...=1241337895554

    Trains + folding bikes = lovely (unless bike gets stolen, in which case it sucks)

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