Caltrain Celebrates Bike to Wherever Day

Bike to Wherever Day has returned this Thursday, May 16, and Caltrain is ready and able to help Bay Area cyclists get to where they want to go. 

Caltrain, in partnership with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), and in recognition of National Bike Month, is co-sponsoring energizer stations at Caltrain Stations across the three counties it serves. Caltrain is also hosting energizer stations at San Mateo and Mountain View Stations and will additionally have staff at Morgan Hill and Gilroy Stations. Energizer stations will be equipped with snacks, coffee, free swag and much more in order to welcome bike riders. 

People who use bikes to access Caltrain can take advantage of more than 300 bicycle eLockers at 22 Caltrain stations, including the most recent installation at the Menlo Park Station. Standard eLocker rates are only 5 cents per hour, with night and weekend rates of 2 cents per hour. Caltrain is currently giving 100 free hours of bicycle parking at Caltrain-owned eLockers to riders when they download the easy-to-use BikeLink app and use it to access a BikeLink locker at a Caltrain station for the first time.  

Currently, approximately 20% of Caltrain riders access the system with a bicycle. Prior to COVID-19, Caltrain served approximately 10,000 bicyclists every weekday, with 10% of riders typically bringing their bike onboard. Survey data has found that many of these riders do so because they do not have a secure place to leave their bike at the station. The eLocker installations provide customers with an easy to use, secure facility and help alleviate some of the demand for bike space on trains.  

Caltrain is a cosponsor of Bike to Wherever Day, along with its sister agencies SamTrans and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. 


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. Serving the region since 1863, Caltrain is the oldest continually operating rail system west of the Mississippi. Looking to the future, Caltrain is set to electrify the corridor by 2024, which will reduce diesel emissions and add more service to more stations while advancing the agency’s equity goals.  

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