This Company Lets You Pedal On Railroad Tracks Through The Mountains
You've never done anything like this before!
Travelling by train is a great way to take in the scenery. And then there’s biking, which is great exercise, as well as a fun way to experience the outdoors. So why not combine them? Well now you can (sort of), thanks to Revolution Rail Co., which allows customers to ride railroad tracks in the Adirondacks via a vehicle that is similar to a paddle boat on rail wheels.
Railbikers travel about six miles round trip during the 2-hour excursion through the Adirondack forest canopy, which wends its way along the banks of the Hudson River, and goes over the Hudson on a trestle bridge. The trip originates at North Creek Railroad Station at 3 Railroad Place, North Creek, NY, and eventually returns you there. Check out the stunning sights you’ll take in during your ride in the video below:
The company also features some great photos on its Instagram feed. Look at this awe-inspiring collage:
When the rail line was originally in operation, it was only used for freight trains, so few people have seen this area before. This company launched in 2017, and is already creating beautiful memories for interested parties.
“We’re making the beauty of the Adirondacks more accessible to people of all ages and abilities in a new and engaging way,” Revolution Rail Co. co-founder Michael Dupee told Hudson Valley Magazine at the time.
You can reserve a tandem two-seater ($80) or a quad four-seater ($140). There is no minimum age requirement, and kids ages 4 and up can ride in their own seat. The company is now booking for 2018, and the season kicks off on May 12. The trips run rain or shine. The ride is accessible for most abilities and fitness levels, and only features a slight uphill grade at a certain point.
What a fun way to see a beautiful part of the country!
If you’re looking for more activities in the Adirondacks area, there’s plenty to see and do in the region. For outdoors enthusiasts, there’s camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, canoeing and hiking, as well as snowshoeing and skiing in the winter. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, there are also wineries, breweries and museums.
Who’s ready to book their next trip?
[h/t: Country Living]