You are invited to bring your pedal and hand powered rail riders to participate at Nevada Northern Railway’s Velocipede and Rail Bike Rally Weekend.
Here’s your chance to ride the 100-year-old rails of Nevada Northern Railway up close and personal. Cruise at your own speed enjoying the spectacular scenery of Nevada’s Great Basin and Range.
The two-day event starts Saturday morning where your 14-mile rail adventure begins to McGill Depot for a tour of the preserved historic station. Saturday’s ride concludes back at East Ely Depot with a BBQ.
Sunday pack your rail bike to take a step back in time on Ely’s historic 1-hour Steam Train ride headed to the Ruth Mine. At Ruth, take a leisurely seven-mile rail ride down hill back to East Ely for lunch and yard activities.
You will be responsible for learning and following all track and operating rules, as well as FRA regulations including cell phones off while operating, drug and alcohol free, and vision corrected to at least 20/20. You will need sturdy close-toed shoes, and long pants to operate or ride. We recommend work gloves, a hat or helmet, sunscreen, water, and raingear. All events are rain-or-shine. Minimum age to operate alone is 16. Age 12 and up are allowed to be part of a group. Note that the track is used for our regular operations, so expect commercial railroad conditions, such as some grease and oil on the rails and ties.
See the schedule for complete details. You have your own Track Warrant for the entire railroad for two days—don’t miss it.
|Noon - 6:00 pm||Registration and Orientation|
|4:30 PM||Excursion Train|
|8:00 AM||Safety Meeting, Orientation, Assemble and Pack|
|9:00 AM||East Ely to the McGill Depot (14 miles)|
|1:00 PM||Lunch at the Depot|
|2:15 PM||McGill Depot to East Ely (14 miles)|
|6:00 PM||East Ely Depot BBQ|
|8:30 AM||Safety Meeting and Orientation|
|9:00 AM||Pack train with Rail Bike (Outfit 06)|
|10:00 AM||Unload at Keystone|
|10:15 AM||Keystone to East Ely Depot (7 miles)|
|12:01 PM||Lunch and Yard Activities|
|1:00 PM||Optional Adverse Run (12 miles)|
Price per person for the Weekend: $50
Prices include the train ride on both Friday and Sunday.
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