Transportation Service from
Carbondale to Cairo
Transportation Staging Point
Minute Mechanical Support Services at the Carbondale Bike
Shop • Transportation
Arrival in Cairo
are pleased to offer transportation service from Carbondale
to Cairo on the
Saturday before the start of the tour.
This transportation service is primarily for
participants who initially meet us in Carbondale. If you
register for the transportation service to Carbondale and Cairo,
this transportation service is
already included - you do
not need to register for it separately.
Parking at the Start of the Tour
Because parking will not be available in Cairo, participants
who want to initially park their car at the start of the
tour must park their car in Carbondale and take
this transportation service from
Cairo. We will not offer transportation service from
Carbondale to Cairo after the end of the tour.
Transportation Staging Point
The Amtrak Train Station will be the transportation staging point in
Carbondale. Parking for the tour will be there and participants
taking our transportation service to Carbondale and Cairo before the
the tour will arrive there on the Amtrak train at 1:45 pm according to schedule.
We should arrive at the Carbondale Amtrak train station
very close to the scheduled train arrival time of 1:45
pm. If the train arrives before we do, we will arrive very
Here for more information about the Carbondale
Amtrak Train Station.
Here for more information about
our transportation service to Carbondale and
before the start of
We will load the bicycles and
baggage of the participants initially meeting us in Carbondale
promptly after we arrive.
We will load the bicycles of any participants
initially shipped their bicycle to Carbondale
promptly after they picked them up from the Carbondale
bike shop after the Amtrak train arrives.
arriving in Carbondale should arrive
no later than 1:15
pm, at least 30 minutes before the scheduled arrival time
of the train.
Minute Mechanical Support Services at the Carbondale
Since there is no bike shop in Cairo and the Carbondale
bike shop is conveniently located directly across the street
from the Amtrak train station you may be able to
get any last minute bike parts, tools, or cycling accessories
there before we depart from Carbondale.
Participants Initially Arriving in Carbondale
We strongly recommend going to the Carbondale bike
shop well before the Amtrak train is scheduled to arrive
at 1:45 pm. That way there will be plenty of time to make
any purchases and you won't run into any time conflicts
when participants arriving on the Amtrak train go over
there to make purchases themselves. You may also be able
to get last minute repair services at the Carbondale bike
shop depending on the amount of time available.
Participants Arriving on the Amtrak Train
You must go over to the Carbondale bike shop immediately after the Amtrak train
arrives so we can depart on time. If you purchase any items at the Carbondale
bike shop you will need to carry them with you on the bus since we will not
be able to place any loose items in our vehicles.
Here for more information about mechanical
Transportation of People
Participants will travel from Carbondale to Cairo
aboard a bus. Registration for the transportation
from Carbondale to Cairo includes your bus ticket. Bathrooms
and overhead racks will not be available on the
bus so you
need to use the bathroom at the Carbondale Amtrak train station
before you leave.
the bus will
at approximately 2:30 pm and
arrive in Cairo at 4:00 pm, which is about
a 1 1/2 hour ride.
Upon arrival into Cairo, we will initially stop at the
supported hotel and drop off participants who are staying
there. We will then stop at the main lodging site and drop
off the remaining participants.
Here for more information about the Cairo
Here for more information about the
Cairo main lodging site.