New York Attractions July 13, 2022
This Unique Rail Biking Experience In New York Belongs On Your Bucket List
If you’re looking for a fun, unique, outdoor experience this summer that involves some effort but not too much, then you’ll love riding a rail bike! Rail Explorers USA in
Cooperstown offers several different rail tours that you and your friends or family will just love. Read on to learn more about this exciting yet relaxing activity.
Rail Explorers USA has several locations around the country. The Cooperstown location is easy to access from any direction, and a rail bike ride is a great addition to any trip to this area.
It's wise to book your rail bike trip in advance, because these adventures book up fast! If you get to the site a little early, there's a nice place to relax until your departure.
The size of your rail bike will depend on the size of your party. There are tandem bikes that seat two and quad bikes that seat four. The seats are comfortable and there's a spot to store your things. There's even room for a well-behaved dog, if you wish to bring yours along. All humans must have a seat; you can't bring a child on your lap.
Once everyone is ready, you can get on the bikes. There will be a guides at the front and back of the group, but bikers will be encouraged to spread out along the track once they get going for a more private and personal experience.
All you need to do is pedal. Since the bikes are on the railroad track, you don't need to steer. There's a brake so you can stop when you need to, but otherwise, this experience is hands-free, which will give you the opportunity to take photos along the way. The combination of the level track and custom-built electric motors will make your pedaling nearly effortless.
You'll pass by some beautiful ponds along the way. All trips with Rail Explorers are round-trip, so you'll pass them again on the way back.
Rail Explorers USA's Cooperstown location has two different tracks. The Milford Track is 12 miles roundtrip and takes about 2.5 hours to complete. The Charlotte Valley Express track is 8 miles long and takes about 2 hours to complete.
The Charlotte Valley Express route takes you over the 200' long Portlandville Trestle.
Depending on which package you choose, you will enjoy a snack or a picnic breakfast at the turnaround point. The Fireside Tour is in the evening and you can enjoy a campfire at the turnaround before pedaling back in the dark, with a headlight on your rail bike for safety, of course.
Rail Explorers USA in Cooperstown is a grand adventure for people of all ages. It's lovely in the spring and summer, but it's especially beautiful during the fall foliage season.
You’ll love a ride on a rail bike with
Rail Explorers USA in Cooperstown! Book your adventure today.
If you’re interested in trying a rail bike with this company elsewhere in New York State, Rail Explorers USA also has
a location in the Catskills, too! Why not try both? Have fun! Address: Rail Explorers: Cooperstown Division, 136 E Main St, Milford, NY 13807, USA