Rail Bikes

Pedal Your Way Through Blue Ridge, Georgia

Embark on a new and exciting journey through the Blue Ridge Countryside aboard a custom-built, four-person electric Rail Bike! Sit back and explore as you leisurely pedal your motor-assisted rail bike through the foothills of North Georgia. Leave the depot in historic downtown Blue Ridge and begin a 11 mile round-trip adventure as you meander alongside streams, vineyards, and the tall, swaying Georgia pines. Halfway through your trip, your friendly guide will pause the tour to allow you to snap some photos of the local flora and fauna. Recharged and refreshed, you’ll bike back to the historic Blue Ridge depot, taking along memories that will last forever. Come explore with us today!

Our rail bikes operate March through Nov 26th, allowing you to capture spring, summer and fall in beautiful Blue Ridge, Ga.

Railbike Features:

  • Made In The USA
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Stainless Steel Axles
  • Motor Operated (New Models)
  • State-Of-The-Art Seats
  • Hydraulic Braking System
  • Custom Built Fenders
  • Adjustable Seat Belts
  • Polyurethane Wheels
  • Oilless Chains

 

Cost: 

  • Ages 4 -12: $49.99 
  • Ages 13 + : $59.99

Duration: 90 minutes

*All Rides Are Weather Permitting*

 

What To Expect

What To Bring:

  • Weather appropriate clothing & Camera
  • Water or other refreshments, alcohol is not permitted
  • Sunscreen
  • Light Jacket or poncho
 

Ride Requirements & information:

  • You MUST arrive 45 minutes before the scheduled tour to fill out paperwork and to have enough time to find parking. Please note that parking space is limited in our downtown area
  • Pre-paid tickets will be available for pick-up in the rail bike office in the red caboose next to the Depot
  • Liability waivers will be available on-site and are required before riding. Any rider under 18 must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian
  • The maximum weight is 250 pounds (per rider)
  • No infants, children under 4 years old, individuals under 48 inches in height, or pets of any kind are permitted on this excursion
  • No alcohol, smoking, or vaping is allowed
  • Parties of 2 or more are not guaranteed to sit together
  • At least 1 person must be 18 years of age in each rail bike
  • 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
  • Closed-toed shoes are required: Pedaling is part of the experience and riders should be prepared to do light exercise. Riders should be able to bike recumbently for 70–90 minutes at low exertion
  • Trips go rain or shine
 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy:

  • You may cancel your reservation in full or in part and receive a refund less a $10.00 fee (plus tax) per ticket as late as 48 hours before departure
  • Within 48 hours of departure, the reservation becomes nonrefundable. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Reservations may be rescheduled to another date within the same calendar year for a $5.00 fee (plus tax) per ticket
  • Missed Trip Vouchers – If the proper communication has been made with a ticket agent and a missed trip pass (MTP) has been issued, please note they are redeemable until December 31st of the same calendar year and are only redeemable for the equivalent rides (NO UPGRADES)

*Riders can be turned away at the discretion of the Blue Ridge Rail Bikes to adhere to safety protocols.

2024 Train Experiences

Spring Rides

March 2 – May 31
2024

Summer Rides

June 1 – Sept 15
2024

Firecracker Special

June 29 2024

Fall Rides

Sept 19 – Nov 5
2024

Winter Rides

Nov 7 – Jan 5
2024

Holiday Special Rides

Nov 29 – Dec 24
2024

Rail Bikes

Mar 2 – Nov 26 2024

Private Caboose

For Parties Up To 10 People

Locomotive Cab Rides

Ride Along With Our Engineer

Click Here For The Full 2024 Calendar (PDF)

Download A McCaysville/Copperhill Walking Map: Click Here

Are Service Dogs or Emotional Support Animals Allowed On The Train?

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway operates in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and permits Service Animals on Property. Under the ADA, a Service Animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. The work or task the dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.

Emotional support, comfort and companionship animals are Not Covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and are not allowed on Property.

Requirements For ADA Compliant Service Animals on Property:

● The Service Animal must be harnessed or on a leash, house broken, and under the owner’s control at all times.

● The Service Animal must remain on the floor and is Not Allowed on any furniture at any time. The service animal cannot be held by the owner.

● If the Service Animal disrupts the journey for anyone else, we will have to consider alternative seating options for the service animal and its owner.

● You must inform our ticket office staff, prior to your scheduled train departure, that you have an ADA Compliant Service Animal.

For additional information and definitions of Service Animals please visit the ADA website: Click To View

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BRSR COVID-19 Update

The Health And Safety Of Our Staff And Guests Is Our Top Priority.

 

As with any transmissible illness, risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather or are present. Based upon guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as other federal, state and local agencies and authorities, we have implemented – for our staff and guests – the following protocols and best practices to limit the risk:

  • As part of the TSA’s mandate, ALL RIDERS MUST FILL OUT OUR COVID QUESTIONNAIRE AND BRING IT WITH THEM ON THE DATE OF THEIR TRIP. DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
  • Where possible, “social distancing” is encouraged throughout the property
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available for guest and employee use
  • Signs, PA announcements, and staff instruction both onboard and while on BRSR property will provide reminders to guests and employees alike of the importance of “social distancing,” and frequent hand washing.
  • Cashless transactions are available and strongly encouraged throughout all purchasing locations, including the Gift Shop
  • Frequent sanitizing of all public areas including commonly used surfaces in the Ticket Office/Gift Shop/Concession such as door handles, countertops, seating areas
  • Clear protective barriers at all front-facing service counters – Ticket Office, Gift Shops, and Concessions Sales

OUR STAFF:

  • All employees receive daily health screenings, temperature, and symptom checks
  • Any employees exhibiting symptoms will be asked to return/stay home
  • All employees will be required to wear a BRSR-issued facemask and/or shield while on company property
  • All employees are kept up to date on CDC & OSHA guidelines regarding workplace safety during COVD-19
  • All employees must adhere to all departmental cleaning and disinfecting instructions based on CDC guidelines

OUR GUESTS:

  • We encourage awareness and adherence to CDC and state health and safety guidelines
  • We encourage you to maintain “social distancing”
  • We encourage adherence to proper hand washing guidelines
  • We encourage you to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of
    tissue in trash
  • We encourage you to stay home if you are ill or exhibiting symptoms of flu or COVID-19 – we will work with
    you to cancel or reschedule your reservations without penalty when done 48 hours in advance
  • We encourage courteousness in enclosed spaces and walkways and permitting ample space for passing and “social distancing”
  • We encourage all to remain seated in your assigned passenger coach during your round trip, except for the layover in McCaysville, Ga / Copperhill, TN
We at the BRSR are adopting and encouraging the above practices for the health and safety of our guests and staff. Please follow all posted and announced instructions during your visit.
AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE. BY VISITING AND JOINING US ABOARD THE BRSR, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to providing a safe and memorable experience for you!