Rail Explorers - Quad Explorer Tour

Bidding Supports: INSIGHT (Warwick, RI)

Item Number
$150 USD
Online Close:
Oct 14, 2021 8:00 PM EDT
Bid History:
18 Bids

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You are bidding on a gift certificate for up to four riders on a Quad Explorer Tour through the Rail Explorers.

A rail explorer is a pedal-powered vehicle that rides on railroad tracks. They have 4 steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and are comfortable, fun, and easy to ride. Although the rail explorers require pedaling, the magic of steel wheels on steel rails makes the experience very different from riding a regular bicycle. There is no need to carefully watch the road ahead, there is no need to steer and riding is hands-free - making it easy to take photographs and video as you roll along. Choose either the Tandem Rail Explorer (2 seats) or Quad Rail Explorer (4 seats) for your ride. Single rider 'VIP Seats' are also available.

Pedal-powered rail vehicles date back to at least the 1850?s when maintenance workers used hand-cars and ?rail bikes? to travel along the tracks. They were used to transport crew and materials for track inspection and repairs. Today, there are a variety of designs in use around the world: the ?Draisine? of Europe; ?rail bikes? with aluminum frames and rubber wheels; and modified road bikes with an outrigger wheel.

The Rhode Island Rail Explorers leaves from Porstmouth, RI, and features two different tour options (northern and southern).

Generously donated by our friends at Rail Explorers USA.

Item Special Note

The gift certificate must be used before the end of the 2022 season. The season typically ends around the end of October each year.

This item will be mailed to the winning bidder at no additional cost.