Carson Canyon Railbike Tours

May - October 2020


Pedal your way through history aboard a Freedom Railbike along the historic Virginia & Truckee train route.   Your journey takes you into beautiful Carson River Canyon along an exciting, curved, and gradual 2% grade track system to the historic Eureka Mill rest area.  Our motor-assisted, pedal railbikes provide a comfortable trip out of the canyon, across the V&T Railway highway bridge to an additional historic site, the Halfway House Stage Stop. Here you will enjoy a water and a complimentary snack. This one of a kind tour is 90 minutes and is for all ages. Passengers must be able to pedal for an extended time period.

Carson Canyon Railbikes

Tuesday – Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.

THIS ACTIVITY REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO PEDAL FOR AN EXTENDED TIME.

$45 per seat, 4 seats per railbike

Group discounts available for parties of 12 or more

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V&T Bridge Short Railbike Rides

A short, 35-minute ride for all ages 4+.

Every Tuesday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m.,  2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

$35 per seat, 4 seats per railbike

Our short bike rides offer those short on time or with exercise constraints the perfect opportunity to experience our railway!

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Special Event Railbikes

Halloween haunted fun for riders of all ages! Come in your costume and join us for a spooky ride. Family rides will be held at 6 p.m. with trick-or-treating along the V&T Bridge Short Rides route.

For more information, click HERE.

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Route Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Carson River Canyon
  • Visit the historic Eureka Mill location & Halfway House Stagecoach Stop site
  • Cross the V&T Railway bridge
  • Guides will accompany each rail bike group on every trip
  • Snacks and bottles of water will be provided at Eureka Siding rest area in the canyon

Requirements

  • You must arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • Liability waivers will be available on-site and are required before riding.
  • Any rider under the age of 18 years must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Not suitable for children under the age of four. All riders must be able to walk.
  • The maximum weight is 275 pounds (per rider).
  • No infants or pets on this experience.
  • Storage is available behind the seats for small bags such as fanny packs. The rail bikes cannot accommodate carry-on items such as backpacks, large purses, totes, or ice chests.
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and water are recommended.
  • Riders should wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothes suitable for hiking or cycling. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. A light jacket is encouraged during the cooler months.
  • Face masks are required to wear upon arrival. Face masks can be removed for rail bike experience.
  • Although our rail bikes are motor-assisted, pedaling is part of the experience, and riders should be prepared to do light exercise. Riders should be capable of bicycling recumbently for 90 minutes at low exertion. 

V&T Railway is continuing rides amidst the smoke from fires throughout the West Coast. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 877-724-5007.

V&T Railway Commission reserves the right to cancel or amend any trip or booking due to rare extreme weather conditions. In these instances, riders can be rescheduled or refunded.

*Riders can be turned away at the discretion of V&T Railway and Freedom Rail to adhere to safety protocols.