Bicycles & Trains: Steel Meets Steel

The Amtrak rail lines run though Southern California from San Diego northerly along the Pacific Coast all the way to Seattle. Many of the train stations can be reached by bike along streets and dedicated trails. We mapped out a few of the major bike trail-ways throughout our home base and a few of our favorite Amtrak stations. Hopefully this map will inspire you to explore your surroundings by bike and remind you that trains are the age-old friends of bicycles worldwide. Steel meets steel in this issue of Southern California Bicyclist, where we explore SoCal Amtrak and Metrolink stations with five of our choices for steel bikes suitable for the daily commute.

Santa Barbara Station
State Street, Opened 1902
Detroit A-Type

Los Angeles Union Station
North Alameda Street, Opened 1939
Dahon Speed D7

ARTIC Station
East Katella Avenue, Opened 2014
Faraday eBike

Irvine Transportation Center
Barranca Parkway, Opened 1985
Linus Roadster

Oceanside Transit Center
South Tremont Street, Opened 1984
Brooklyn Driggs 3

Plan Your Route:
PCH
Amtrak / Metrolink
Off-Street Bike Paths

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