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Bike Aboard – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

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Bike Aboard – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Jun 26, 2022

Ride Time(s): 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our newly restored gondola car is ready for all you cyclists on the Heritage Rail Trail! Purchase a one-way ticket that allows you to split your journey between the train and your bike.

Depart from New Freedom for a northbound train ride to Hanover Junction or Brillhart Station, then ride your bike back, southbound on the trail.

Or you can meet the train at Brillhart Station at approximately 2:00 pm and ride the train southbound to New Freedom. Northern Central Railway’s newly restored gondola car will accommodate your bike as you relax.

12:00 pm – One-way ticket from New Freedom to Hanover Junction (10 miles):  $20 Adult (age 13+); $10 Child (age 2-12)

12:00 pm One-way ticket from New Freedom to Brillhart Station (16 miles) $29 Adult (age 13+); $20 Child (ages 2-12)

2:00 pm One-way ticket from Brillhart Station to New Freedom (16 miles): $29 Adult (age 13+); $20 Child (ages 2-12)

Please note: Biking northbound is downhill and southbound is uphill

ALSO: You can join us early in the NCR gift shop between 10:30 and 12:00 for a book signing and meet and greet with author Robert L. Williams. Williams is the author of Northern Central Railway, Northern Central Railway and Heritage Rail Trail Guidebook, and The Western Maryland and Its Civil War Legacy. He is a retired civil engineer and railroad man, steeped in the history of the NCR and its later parent company, the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Book signing is free and open to the public.

The cars are pulled and pushed by our vintage diesel locomotive.

New Freedom to Hanover Junction train ride is 1 hour.

New Freedom to Brillhart Station train ride is 1 ½ hours.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase or onsite on the train of your ride.

Learn about each of our coaches here.

Many thanks for the support of our 2022 season sponsors:


COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols:

Please reschedule your excursion if you recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed, or are exhibiting symptoms.

Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.