Every Day is Bike to Work Day on SamTrans and Caltrain
May 9, thousands of Bay Area bicyclists will participate in Bike to Work Day, an annual event to encourage riding a bike to work. But at SamTrans and Caltrain, every day is Bike to Work Day.
SamTrans buses can carry two bikes on racks at the front of each bus. Two additional bikes are allowed inside the bus, depending on passenger loads.
Some things to know: only single-rider, two-wheel bicycles are permitted. No motor, tandem or three-wheel bikes are allowed. There is no age limit for riders using the bike racks or bringing bikes on board the bus. However, riders must be able to load and unload their bikes without help from the operator.
On Caltrain, every train is equipped with two bike cars. Caltrain’s older Gallery-car trains are equipped with two bike cars with a capacity for 40 bikes in each car for a total capacity of 80 bikes on each train. The newer Bombardier cars are able to hold 24 bikes per car for a total capacity of 48 bikes per train.
This year, 12 energizer stations will be located at Caltrain stations:
- Millbrae station – 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- San Mateo station – 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Burlingame station – 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Belmont station – 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- San Carlos station – 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Redwood City station – 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Menlo Park station – 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Palo Alto station – 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- California Avenue station – 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Santa Clara station – 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- San Jose Diridon station – 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Gilroy station - 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.