No change for cyclists. No baggage service at Williams, so no bikes, except folders. They'd have to go to Flagstaff anyway. It's actually a service upgrade: the thruway is a new Plan B, if the weather or arrival times or whatever turn ugly.
It would be different if Amtrak long distance staff could ever figure out how to deal with a bicycle at a station that doesn't have baggage service. Maybe they could ask the 8 year old kids who have figured out how to do it on the corridor trains?
How about the4am bike?
I think greatcats meant "hike" in response to neroden's post "...it's going to be *quite unpopular* with the 11 PM hike along the streets of Williams.