Boulder City’s latest adventure attraction has made their way west to the warmer climates of Boulder City for the winter months. The folks who own Rail Explorers USA have unloaded their bikes and started to set up shop at the Southern Nevada Railroad Museum.
Apparently, from a post on the Boulder City Social Facebook page, the only hangup in setting an opening date and operating is at the State level. Hey, the devil is in the details, especially when working with the government! The bikes will be running on the Nevada Southern Railway tracks, so it is important to get it all right the first time.
What am I talking about? Rail Explorers?
Here is what they say on Tripadvisor: “Take a tour with Rail Explorers and experience the magic of the railroad like never before! Ride the rails on our pedal-powered ‘rail explorers’ – a unique activity suitable for everyone. A family activity and access for everyone The rail explorers are easy to pedal, the terrain is mostly flat and the ride is relaxing and enjoyable. Everyone can enjoy this activity: couples young and old, groups of friends, and families of all ages and abilities. The pedal-powered explorers provide a smooth and comfortable adventure suitable for all.”
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The family-owned business started in Rode Island and they wanted to find a place they could operate during the winter months while the tracks back home are buried under snow. So Boulder City, the railroad museum and 6 miles of almost flat track with some awesome scenery naturally fit the bill.
They brought out 22 cars like the ones pictured. Two and four-person units. The plan is where you would be able to peddle from the Boulder City station out to Railroad Pass Hotel than either take a shuttle back or peddle back. These “bikes” are seriously easy to peddle. You can adjust the padded seats and one rider has the brakes, just like on a bike.
Actually, as you see in the video, the ride out was more of a leisurely coast as we talked about what we were seeing and waving to all the cars and trucks honking from the highway. I’m not a bike fan and found them easy to peddle and very comfortable to sit in and operate.
So while we anxiously await the opening date, we can at least know they are serious and that they are here and like us, waiting to say those magic words “Let’s Peddle!”
Editors Note: This post was previously published on www.TheBoulderCityProject.com