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Transportation Service from Carbondale to Cairo

Carbondale Transportation Staging Point
Last Minute Mechanical Support Services at the Carbondale Bike ShopTransportation of People
Arrival in Cairo


We 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 Carbondale to Cairo. We will not offer transportation service from Carbondale to Cairo after the end of the tour.

Carbondale 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 start of 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 soon after.

  • Click Here for more information about the Carbondale Amtrak Train Station.
  • Click Here for more information about our transportation service to Carbondale and Cairo before the start of the tour.

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.

Participants initially arriving in Carbondale should arrive no later than 1:15 pm, at least 30 minutes before the scheduled arrival time of the train.

Last Minute Mechanical Support Services at the Carbondale Bike Shop
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.

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Transportation of People
Participants will travel from Carbondale to Cairo aboard a bus. Registration for the transportation service from Carbondale to Cairo includes your bus ticket. Bathrooms and overhead racks will not be available on the bus so you will need to use the bathroom at the Carbondale Amtrak train station before you leave.

We estimate that the bus will depart Carbondale at approximately 2:30 pm and arrive in Cairo at 4:00 pm, which is about a 1 1/2 hour ride.

Arrival in Cairo

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.

  • Click Here for more information about the Cairo hotel.
  • Click Here for more information about the Cairo main lodging site.

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