Pedal The Rails!

We’ll Be Open On The 4th Of July
Celebrate The 4th With A Fun Railrider Trip!!!

 

2017 Season

OPEN Thursday – Monday

Departures at 9am,  Noon,  & 3pm

CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday

Season ends October 9th


Click play to watch a video about the Joseph Branch Railriders.

Our Joseph office location has changed. We are now located at our departure site.  You will find us at 501 W Alder Street, Joseph.  We are at the base of the white grain silos. Look for the long white tent on your right, please park across the tracks. 

Enjoy the unique experience of pedaling the inactive portion of the historic Joseph Branch Railway in Oregon’s beautiful Wallowa Valley.  Nature enthusiasts, birders, cyclists, and rail fans are sure to relish the peace and tranquility of one of two tour options or perhaps both. OR complete the trilogy with the Bay City to Tillamook two hour pedal on the Oregon Coast.  Learn more About Railriders.     Visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions we receive.

We do not allow animals to ride with you on your adventure.

The maximum weight allowed per guest is 280 pounds. 

OPTION ONE – JOSEPH TO ENTERPRISE  ROUND  TRIP
  • 2 hour, 12 mile round trip departing at 9 AM, Noon, & 3 PM
  • The tracks trek through forest and farmland, over creeks and marsh, with the majestic backdrop of the Wallowa Mountains
  • Great for guests of all ages, with young ones in car seats
  • Pedal assist from the guide is available upon request for this trip
  • Tickets: $22/guest 12 and up,  $10/guest under 12                               (See below for additional details about this trip)
OPTION TWO – MINAM TO WALLOWA  DAY  TRIP
  • 6 hour, 26 mile round trip, with a 1 hour no host lunch break Departs at 9 am and typically returns by 3 pm
  • The tracks carve you through scenic timbered canyons along the magnificent Wallowa River as well as beautiful farmland with expansive views of distant mountains
  • Great for guests seeking adventure and more of a challenge
  • Tickets: $48/guest – Advanced reservations required                       (See below for additional details about this trip)
Additional Details

OPTION ONE Joseph to Enterprise Round Trip                                             This is a physical adventure. Most guests are able to pedal the average 1.5% grade back up to Joseph. However if needed your guide can provide a pedal assist by request on your return trip. You will continue to pedal but the asist will lessen the challenge. Keep in mind that you will be exerting yourself at a higher elevation than you may be used to. Joseph is 4150 feet above sea level. It’s a good idea to conserve your energy to Enterprise and pace yourself on your return to Joseph. Setting a comfortable pace, pedal rhythm, and taking brief rests are key to keeping the return leg fun and enjoyable. You will be victorious upon arrival. Young children who can’t reach the pedals may use their car seat and  be accompanied by an adult.  Most of our Railriders seat 2 guests. We do have one 4 seat Railrider reserved for families with small children, due to weight limitations we cannot seat four adults on our 4 seat Railrider. Please email us if you would like to request the 4 seat for your family.  It will be utilized on a first come basis if not reserved ahead of time. Visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions. Each Railrider has a basket for small belongings and you are able to hang a backpack on the back of your seat.  Each seat has two cup holders that fit most water bottles. Remember to bring water,  weather gear (sunscreen, sun umbrella, hat, jacket, etc), a camera, and your adventurous spirit.  CLICK HERE for specific details about this adventure and to learn more about things to see and do in Joseph.

CHECK-IN:  If you have not paid for your reservation please visit us at our Office at 501 W Alder Street in Joseph at least 25 minutes prior to your departure or anytime throughout the day prior to your departure if you would like to get your payment and paperwork out of the way.

If you have prepaid please arrive 20 minutes prior to your departure. (25 minutes if your party requires the use of your car seat)

OPTION TWO  Minam to Wallowa Day Trip                                                  The route is a gentle 1% average grade up to Wallowa and then back. Option two is designed for the more adventurous although it is very doable.  A guide will travel with  your group.  There is NO pedal assist on this trip. Setting a comfortable pace is key.  You will have a 1 hour no host lunch break in Wallowa.  Pack a small day pack with your lunch or visit one of the scrumptious cafés in Wallowa.  Our day trip is a  MUST do adventure!  CLICK HERE for specific details about this adventure and a list of things to see and do in Wallowa.

Booking A Reservation
Please use the Book A Reservation button to book your reservation online.  If you require assistance with our online reservations please email (preferred contact method) jbrailriders@gmail.com or call between the hours of 8AM and 4PM Thursday-Monday (541)786-6149.

Same Day Reservations

Reserved  tickets have priority.  Onsite ticket sales are limited to seat availability as our rides fill up fast.

You can buy tickets at our office located at 501 W Alder St, Joseph, Oregon. Or call 541-786-6149.  We are at the base of the white grain silo. Look for the long white tent on the right hand side. Please park across the tracks.  If available; both same day and future tickets may be purchased at this location.

For Same Day Reservations Please call or visit us 25 minutes prior to your desired departure time. 

We welcome large groups; families, business team building, special interest,  schools etc. Visit our Reservation Info & Policies page for details regarding our reservation system and our cancellation policies.

 

Gail and Mavis

Also check out our, OREGON COAST RAILRIDERS.  Pedal Bay City to Tillamook for a two hour pedal powered excursion over estuaries, numerous historic rail road trestles and farm land.  Ideal way to check on the shore birds.  You will find a taste of the Oregon Coast on the inactive portion of the Port of Tillamook Railroad.  Be sure to check out the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad train that travels North of Garibaldi.  www.oregoncoastscenic.org/.  We travel South of Bay City and OCSR travels North of Garibaldi, just in case you had a concern.  Oregon Coast Railriders,  http://ocrailriders.com