by Publisher CoachellaValley | November 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Sit back, breathe deep, and discover an entirely new way to explore California aboard our custom-built, two-person electric railbikes
In an effort to give a new lease on life to some of America’s historic railway lines, Skunk Train is repurposing unused train tracks as adventurous tour routes. One of its most popular experiences is an excursion through the world-famous Redwood Route in northern California. But rather than ride the rails via train, you and a friend can pedal an electric-powered railbike meant for two.
Electric-powered and virtually silent, their custom-built, two-person railbikes will take you breezing along the world-famous Redwood Route. Your group will wend its way along scenic Pudding Creek, cross over majestic wooden trestle bridges, and journey into the heart of the ancient redwoods of Mendocino County.
Peddling along their historic tracks, bathed in dappled sunlight and a light breeze, you’ll experience a new freedom on the rails, unlike anything else. Without the need to steer, you’re unbound, able to look around at the wonder of this untouched stretch of the natural world, spotting blue herons, osprey, an occasional lounging turtle, perhaps a playful river otter, a deer munching on the foliage, and during peak berry season maybe even a bear.
Disembark at Glen Blair Junction for a 50-minute layover to enjoy a picnic or to journey on foot deeper into the redwoods to walk amongst some giants on our loop trail, past blossoming wild iris and trillium and over the iconic arched stone bridge. Renewed and recharged, you’ll bike back to the depot at Fort Bragg, with photos and memories to last a lifetime.
All our Railbikes Explorer Packages include fare for two people on a side-by-side railbike, with a certified guide leading you on the historic Skunk railroad from the coast to Glen Blair Junction, with a stopover at Glen Blair Junction, which features picnic tables and a redwood loop trail (with both casual and intermediate difficulty options).
Check out the Skunk Train railbikes below and book your Redwoods adventure here.
You can pedal through the scenic Redwood Forest on a two-person, electric-powered railbike
Rate is $250.00 per bike, with room for two riders.
There is no discount for single riders.
Fares include an 8% Historic Preservation Assessment.
Facial coverings are mandatory
Please practice 6 feet social distancing
Wash hands frequently
If you feel ill please do not make your reservation and notify us via telephone or email
All passengers are required to fill out a rail bike participant release of liability and assumption of risk agreement prior to receiving their boarding passes. Riders should be capable of bicycling recumbently for 30 minutes at low exertion.
Trains and Railbikes run rain or shine. Always dress appropriately. Railbike riders – you will get wet, so unleash your inner child, it’s fun!
1.) Where do the RailBikes depart from? Fort Bragg
2.) How long is the RailBike experience?
Approximately 2 hours from your check in until the bikes arrive back.
3.) How long will we be pedaling?
About 25-30 minutes in both directions. So about 50 – 60 minutes total.
4.) Does the electric motor come with every RailBike?
Yes. All bikes have the electric assist motor available for use as needed. You will be given instructions on how to use them along with other features.
5.) Do I have to wear my mask the entire time?
Yes. All guests are required to wear masks while on property and while enjoying our experiences. If you’re unable to wear a mask, we invite you to visit another time. If you’re eating
or drinking then masks are not required.
6.) Are helmets mandatory?
7.) Are helmets provided?
Yes, sanitized helmets are provided. You may bring your own bicycle helmet though it must have an under the chin strap.
8.) What are the age requirements to ride the RailBikes?
Our tiniest guests will need to be a minimum of 6 years old or older in order to ride the RailBikes.
9.) How many RailBikes do I need for 2 people? Just one. Each RailBike has seating for 2 people. A single rider will need only one bike.
10.) What time should I be at the depot for the RailBikes?
All RailBikes guests must arrive at the depot (100 West Laurel Street, Fort Bragg, California) 30 min prior to departure time, (i.e. departure time is 11:00 am; arrive at the Depot at 10:30 am). There is a hard cut off time of 15 minutes prior to the departure. You will not be able to ride if you arrive late, however they can put you on another time/day, based on availability.
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