contemporary, the bicycle, railbike design went
into decline with the advent of the internal
combustion engine and the automobile. A few
independently minded designers and tinkerers kept
the concept alive for the last 90 years and today
there is a resurgence of interest in railbiking.
materials and fabrication processes, Railbike
Tours of Astoria builds safe and efficient
railbikes for use on authorized railroad lines
for the enjoyment of the general public.
Tours of Astoria, Inc. would like to thank the
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad for the opportunity
to conduct tours on their track. For information
about steam train rides at the Mt. Rainier Scenic
Railroad, please call: 1-888/783-2611
is a railbike?
railbike is a street bike or mountain bike fitted
with special attachments that allow it to ride
directly on railroad tracks.
is easy and fun!
if I cant ride a regular bicycle?
is no balancing or steering required; almost
anyone can ride a railbike.
can! - anyone is reasonably good shape can
railbike. We have had riders in their 70s,
80s and 90s and children just big
enough to reach the pedals.
Tours of Astoria is conducting tours on track
controlled by the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
through a special agreement. Steam train rides
and railbike tours will always run on different
routes. Communication by radio will keep both
operations in contact.
one is like gliding on a very smooth surface.
There is almost no traffic to contend with. You
see scenery that is often not accessible by road.
Traveling through forest and farmland, railbikes
are so quiet wildlife often doesn't know you are
Railbike Tours of Astoria makes special
arrangements with railroads and right of way
owners to obtain authorization to use their
track. For more information about
railroad safety, please contact the Federal
Railway Administration or your local or state
chapter of Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Tour length: 14 miles
of Astoria provides:
Group tour guide
Small insulated carry bag
Riders are required to:
Sign a waiver of liability
Riders are encouraged to bring their own water
bottles, snacks for the trip and weather
Single Rider $35.00
$32.50 per person
Riders $30.00 per person
reservations are available by phone, FAX and
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