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10 Miles of Railbiking

Ride Through Brush Tunnel

Shuttle Bus Return Trip

Tour the Entire Scenic Section of the Railroad

Hop onto a tandem or quad railbike as you pedal along the railroad tracks that run alongside the iconic Great Allegheny Passage cycling and hiking trail. Pass idyllic mountain scenes and finish the trip with a fun shuttle bus ride home. A special way to explore and appreciate the stunning local scenery.


Pedal along the railroad track and take in spectacular mountain views.

Ride through the Brush Tunnel.

Cruise into the sweeping horseshoe bend, Helmstetter’s Curve.

Spot interesting sights such as windmills from the comfort of your railbike.

Enjoy a fun shuttle bus ride back to the depot.

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Tour Details

Tour Details


  • Tandem Railbike $99
  • Quad Railbike $169

Pricing is per bike, not per person. A Tandem will hold 2 people and a Quad will seat 4.
(For example groups of 5 will need one tandem and one quad which can be linked together)

Departure time

Please check the calendar for availability and departure times.

Meeting point

Frostburg Train Depot


Wednesday to Monday

Closed Tuesdays, please check calendar for times and availability.


2 hours


10 miles

Group size

We can accommodate large groups up to 30 guests in one tour!


  • Bike
  • Guide
  • Umbrellas (if needed)
  • Helmet

What to bring

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Camera

Participation requirements

There is a weight limit of 300 lbs per seat.

About your guide

You will have 3 tour guides:

  • One leading the pack and setting the pace (don’t worry, we won’t be going that fast!)
  • One flagging traffic at any crossings for a safe experience
  • One at the back, bringing up the rear

One guide on each trip is first aid certified.

What You'll Do & See

Depart from the beautiful and historic Frostburg Depot, built in 1891 and restored almost a century later in 1989. Pedal the most scenic section of the railroad, soaking in beautiful mountain views and enjoying being surrounded by nature.

Pedal through Brush Tunnel and lean into Helmstetter’s Curve. This longer ride and the continuous downhill grade is suitable for all ages and abilities. As long as one person is pedaling, you’ll get to where you need to go! (Keep an eye out for that one lazy group member though and make sure they aren’t sunbathing).

We’ll finish this tour at the Cash Valley Crossing where our shuttle bus will shuttle you back to our depot.

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