Keys to a Successful Railbike Ride

A Joy Rails railbike tour is a unique experience combining independent pedal activity on retired railroad tracks with awe-inspiring views of nature. We want all riders to experience a safe, relaxing, and memorable railbike adventure. Read more about our rules and requirements to ensure you and your guests are well-prepared for your Joy Rails railbike tour.

  • Joy Rails relies on a fleet of specially designed, four-wheeled quadricycles that are easy to ride for all ages. The quadricycles are made of aluminum and polyurethane wheels, making them excellent at gliding along the track, although it still takes some effort, about half of bicycling. Each cycle allows up to four riders. Adjustable seatbelts and pedals make setup quick and easy.

  • Small children who cannot reach the pedals must ride in a car seat (arrive 30 minutes early so we can attach it.) No lap riding.

  • Plan to arrive at the departure station 20 minutes prior to the beginning of your tour.

  • Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

  • Our railbike tours run rain or shine, so come prepared for the weather.

  • Bring drinking water (24-ounce container maximum), sunglasses, and other sun protection.

  • Pets are not allowed on the railbikes or left in vehicles. Please make other arrangements.

  • Participants must complete a Joy Rails release of liability and assumption of risk agreement prior to beginning the ride.

  • Same-season credit will be provided for reservations cancelled with at least 48 hours notice.

  • Maximum weight per person is 265 pounds.

  • Our tours are no-smoking. Riders must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while operating Joy Rails railbikes.