Railbikings – Linux Bierwanderung http://linuxbierwanderung.org/ Fri, 22 Oct 2021 09:55:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-66-120x120.png Railbikings – Linux Bierwanderung http://linuxbierwanderung.org/ 32 32 South Fork Teeth | Adventure rolls on the rails in South Fork https://linuxbierwanderung.org/south-fork-teeth-adventure-rolls-on-the-rails-in-south-fork/ Thu, 08 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/south-fork-teeth-adventure-rolls-on-the-rails-in-south-fork/ SOUTH FORK – In recent years, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad from South Fork has been shut down since owner Don Shank put the line up for sale. Over the years, there have been a lot of efforts to buy the line or bring it back to its natural state with none coming to […]]]>

SOUTH FORK – In recent years, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad from South Fork has been shut down since owner Don Shank put the line up for sale. Over the years, there have been a lot of efforts to buy the line or bring it back to its natural state with none coming to fruition. Now, through combined efforts with a new business, Shank has announced and launched an adventure bike opportunity.

When he put the range on sale, Shank made it clear that he wanted the tourism opportunity it presents to continue. Over the years, Shank has looked for every opportunity to see the line be used for just about anything other than railcar storage and has found a chance to do so. Shank found a company in New York that created special bikes that can be used on the rail for touring and the results are all anyone can ask for.

“We always came to South Fork to take the train up to Creede and when the line stopped we were really sad. But this year when we arrived and heard there was another way to enjoy the cityscape by walking up the canyon, we were over the moon, ”said Molly Schafer, part-time South Fork resident.

It was the sentiment throughout the weekend in South Fork as hundreds of guests gathered each day at Denver and Rio Grande Rail Station just north of the city to experience Revolution Rail. Founders Rob Hart and Mike Dupee came up with the idea of ​​using abandoned railroads to promote tourism and provide customers with a unique opportunity to experience the rails by their own power. The company has four locations in the east and now their most recent addition in South Fork.

Currently, the trip takes about two hours and takes cyclists to the Collier River access area about five kilometers outside of town. Guests gather at the drop-off station and cycle the trails on easy-to-ride rail bikes that can be adjusted and used by just about anyone, of any age and skill level.

Director of Operations and Partner, Ed LaScala spoke about the history of the company and how it started: “Our head office is in North Creek, New York and that’s where we started in 2017 and now we have around 100 bicycles distributed among the five pitches. In North Creek last year alone, we made over 30,000 trips. It really took off and now we’ve partnered with Don Shank to grow here in South Fork. People really like the rail bike. It’s easy, fun and easy. It also gives people a chance to see the rails like never before.

“It’s a multigenerational recreational activity. What I mean by that is we can have a grandpa that’s here with his kids and grandkids, and they can all go out and enjoy each other. They can do it together. It is a memory they will keep forever. They may not be able to ski with Grandpa or raft with him, but they can and that is what matters. This is what we are.

LaScala said that during the trips they have a historian on board who talks about the history of the rails and the area and that they allow a decent amount of time for each ride so that customers can truly enjoy the experience.

“Customers can stop and take photos, see the geological landscape and hear about the history and as we go along we will start to add to the experience,” LaScala said.

Revolution Rails changed South Fork this weekend. For more information or to book a trip, visit www.revrail.com.


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Redwood Route Rail Bikes Could Be Northern California’s Most Unique Adventure https://linuxbierwanderung.org/redwood-route-rail-bikes-could-be-northern-californias-most-unique-adventure/ Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:41:25 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/redwood-route-rail-bikes-could-be-northern-californias-most-unique-adventure/ photo by Benjamin bateman There is nowhere on the planet like the giant redwoods of northern California. Rising above the ground, these ancient trees bear witness to the power of nature and offer viewers a view of the tallest trees on the planet. And there’s a way to experience these redwoods up close with Northern […]]]>
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There is nowhere on the planet like the giant redwoods of northern California. Rising above the ground, these ancient trees bear witness to the power of nature and offer viewers a view of the tallest trees on the planet. And there’s a way to experience these redwoods up close with Northern California’s most unique adventure.

The Skunk Train began as a crucial Union Lumber Company operation in Fort Bragg, California in the 1800s to transport families and lumber company workers. Today the train operates as a historic and scenic experience in Mendocino County, and if you want to enjoy the fresh air of the famous train line, the Skunk Train offers rail bike tours along its route. Redwood road.

Rail Bikes are a two-person powered mini railroad bike that will push you along the beautiful train line manually using pedals. Departing Fort Bragg, a guide will lead you and your small group in your pedal vehicles for a journey of approximately 1.5 hours, with a 30-minute stopover at Glen Blair Junction, where you can relax or hike trail in the redwoods.

You will travel along the Pudding Creek Estuary, where you may see ospreys, blue herons, and other wildlife. The journey takes you through majestic redwood groves and a turnaround at the historic Glen.

The tour costs $ 250 per bike, which carries two people (same price for one person). You must be six years old to ride, but adventure is for all skill levels and motorized bikes are available on request. For more information on Skunk Train Redwood Route Rail Bikes, go here.

Find out what you can experience on this unique adventure through the redwoods of northern California:



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Embark on a Rail Biking Adventure – The Gisborne Herald https://linuxbierwanderung.org/embark-on-a-rail-biking-adventure-the-gisborne-herald/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/embark-on-a-rail-biking-adventure-the-gisborne-herald/ Posted on December 13, 2018 at 10:23 p.m. Eight years were spent planning, negotiating and designing. Now the brainchild of engineer Geoff Main, Gisborne Railbike Adventure is finally ready to hit the track. As GRA cyclists will experience, their bikes designed and manufactured by Universal Engineering are lightweight and hitched together to be ridden side […]]]>

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 10:23 p.m.

Eight years were spent planning, negotiating and designing.

Now the brainchild of engineer Geoff Main, Gisborne Railbike Adventure is finally ready to hit the track.

As GRA cyclists will experience, their bikes designed and manufactured by Universal Engineering are lightweight and hitched together to be ridden side by side on rail lines.

The adventure tourism business opens to the general public on Boxing Day, but ahead of the explosion in summer tourism, Mr. Main is offering residents of Gisborne and the east coast the opportunity to be among the first to try at greatly reduced prices.

Gizzy Locals Week offers a one-hour round trip between Awapuni Road-Macdonald Road and Browns Road, Muriwai, at $ 30 per person.

From Monday to Sunday of next week, vélorail rides are available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Reservations are essential and can be made on Gisborne i-Site. The minimum age is 10 years old and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

When the GRA opens to the public on December 26, adventurers will meet at the corner of Awapuni Road and Macdonald Road to be transported to Muriwai where their rail bikes await them.

Once on the track, the seven-kilometer, three to four-hour tour (including breaks) through a bush-covered valley leads to a winding 1.4-kilometer tunnel before the rail cyclists burst into a lush green landscape and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. 140 meters below.

The first leg of the adventure stops at Beach Loop where riders descend for lunch, “ooh-aah” panoramas and photographs.

Mr Main arranges the delivery of pre-ordered lunches to runners at Beach Loop.

Once fed and refreshed, cyclists can turn around and return to Matawhero Station to be picked up by the shuttle.

The descent travels through native bush, farmland, several streams, the Waipoaa plain, crops, market gardens and vineyards with the limestone cliffs of Te Kuri a Paoa – Young Nicks Head on the right.

The final stretch of the 28km adventure takes cyclists across the 500-meter Waipaoa River rail bridge rebuilt after it was destroyed by Cyclone Bola in 1987.

Bike-rail tours will start with up to 20 people per day before increasing to meet demands of 30 people per day.

Mr. Main also plans summer evening rides that start from the corner of Awapuni Road / Macdonald Road.

Meanwhile, Mr. Main would like to alert landowners and the public that rail cyclists will be passing through the Browns Beach Road, Muriwai Beach Road, Coop Road and Nicks Head level crossings.

For full information, maps, video footage and photos visit www.railbikes.nz

MAIN TRUNK LINE FOR RAIL BIKES: Geoff Main (right), engineer and founder of Gisborne Railbike Adventure (right), stands next to his line of rail bikes waiting for riders to launch on Monday. Track operators Kerby Coleman (right) and Shoney Grace rode the twin bikes. Some of the people who made the business possible are (left to right) GRA co-owner Phil Matthews and Universal Engineering employees Lonnie Larby, Tim Brown and Rama Te Are. Absent is Steve Mann of Universal Engineering, who Mr. Main says has been instrumental in the project for the past eight years. Photo by Liam Clayton


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