Pedal Your Way Through California's Citrus Groves...

Railbikes to the Pumpkin Patch

$234 Per Bike (Seats Two)
3 Hours, 10 miles, Includes Pumpkin Patch Stop, Holiday Fun

Beginning October 1st celebrate the Fall Harvest on the Railbikes as you make your way through the citrus and avocado groves of the Heritage Valley! Toward the end of the ride, we’ll stop at Prancer’s Farm’s Pumpkin Patch to pick out your perfect Jack-O-Lantern! While at the farm, experience the corn maze, Hayrides, Horse Rides, petting zoo and more!  Book your spot now for an adventure full of fun!

Picnic Lunches are available for purchase with Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available.

Patch admission is included for Railbike riders!

The Spirit of the Holidays

November 25th

The Sunburst Train and Sierra Northern Railway, in partnership with our community, will continue the tradition of traveling through the Santa Clara River Valley making stops during the night to collect unwrapped toys for donation. 

Our friend Santa will ride the train and get off at each stop and with his helpers, pass out goodies to the kids.

The Sunburst Railbikes

Weekend Price: $249 Per Bike (Seats Two)
2 Hours, 10 Miles, Family-Friendly

Explore the scenic beauty of Southern California like never before on the Sunburst Railbikes. These unique pedal-powered (and electric-assisted) two-person Railbikes sit safely on our tracks, allowing you to lean back and soak in the views.

Enjoy a guided tour through the citrus and avocado groves of Ventura County, stop off at Prancer’s Farm to pick out some fresh produce and meet friendly animals, and leisurely wend your way toward Fillmore before returning to our historic Santa Paula depot.

Picnic lunches are available for purchase, and there will be time to enjoy a beautiful picnic before we turn around.

Our Railbikes are suitable for all ages and skill levels. It’s a perfect way to spend the day outdoors: active and engaging, but relaxing and casual at the same time.

Railbikes by Sunset

$249 Per Bike (Seats Two)
2 Hours, 10 Miles, Family-Friendly

Our Railbikes by Sunset give you an opportunity to experience our pedal-powered electric Railbikes as the sun sets over the beautiful mountains on either side of our route, including a stop at Prancer’s Farm.

Our Railbikes are suitable for all ages and skill levels. It’s a perfect way to wind down the day.

A Relaxing Picnic

Add a picnic lunch to your Railbike Experience, Just some of the choices are Ham, Turkey, and Roast Beef Sandwiches*. Multiple choice Chips and drinks are also available to add to your specially packed lunch in a custom lunch bag that you’ll be able to keep as a memento of your exciting trip!

*Vegetarian and Gluten Free options are available.

Prancer's Farm

Not long after your departure from the historic Santa Paula Depot, we’ll come to the family-owned and operated Prancer’s Farm.

We’ll stop here to explore and stock up on provisions. Prancer’s Farm carries a wide assortment of seasonal local produce (including the incredible citrus you’ll be passing through on your journey). They also have packaged snacks, beverages, and small gifts.

The fun doesn’t stop there, though! Meet goats, llamas, horses, and more at their petting zoo, situated on the 40-acre farm.

Conveniently Located

A world away, in your backyard.

Our departure point is the historic Santa Paula depot, located just off of Highway 126, twenty minutes from the coast.

200 North 10th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

 

Our ride has changed to a 10-mile, 2-hour roundtrip journey, with a newly-reimagined stopover at Prancer’s Farm, and a unique turnaround location amidst the citrus groves, as we move toward the repair of the Sespe Creek Bridge and a longer journey to Fillmore near the end of 2024.

Calendar of Trips

History of the Line

Our track was constructed in 1887 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, and was a part of the main line running between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Over the years millions of riders have experienced the beauty of the Santa Clara River Valley, Hollywood has used this span of rail as a scenic backdrop, and generations have fallen in love with trains.

The track was used extensively by Southern Pacific as late as the 1950s to haul citrus from packing houses at the communities along the Santa Clara River.

Today the Sunburst brings back the romance to this storied line, and takes us into a new millennium with the introduction of our unique Railbikes.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of a Sunburst railbike experience. A simple card that gives so much. Your recipients can choose their departure day and time, and embark on a fantastic journey of their own through the Ventura countryside.

KCAL Feature

A great spotlight on KCAL of our very own Railbikes with Railbike Manager Nicholas Martinez!

Frequently Asked Questions

Free street parking is available on both the north and south sides of the Depot (E. Santa Barbara and Railroad Avenues). There is also a large gravel lot for RVs on the northeast corner of 10th and Railroad, kitty-corner to the depot.

Railbikes are for all ages, Single Rides must be 16 years old and older, All children under 16 must have an adult on the bike with them.

Please arrive approximately 15-30 mins ahead of your scheduled time.

Yes, both stops include a restroom on site.

Yes, Railbikes have a basket that will allow you to pack a lunch and bring it on the ride. Outside Alcohol is not permitted on the ride.

No, The price is per Railbike that seats 2 people. Please select 1 Railbike at checkout if for 2 people, 2 Railbikes for 4 people and so on. 

Only Small Service dogs are allowed on the ride.

Yes, You can bring your own helmets.

We highly recommend advanced reservations ahead of time and cannot guarantee a spot will be available on the day of the ride.

Closed toed shoes are required for the ride, Sandals and flip flops are not permitted.

Yes, Reservations with six (6) bikes or more are eligible for a discount. Discount can only be applied over the phone.