After several successful seasons of springtime operations, Rail Explorers, the family-friendly, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, will begin year-round tours in Southern Nevada on Oct. 11. Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada"just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam"Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum's historic trains, along with free museum entry.
"Our charismatic, knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way," explained Mary Joy Lu, chief executive officer, Rail Explorers. "Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area."
Rail Explorer rail bikes have four steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat and are comfortable, fun and easy to ride for guests of any age or ability. Although rail bikes require pedaling, the magic of steel wheels on steel rails makes the experience distinctive from riding a regular bicycle.
Tandem Rail Explorer (up to two riders) or Quad Rail Explorer rail bikes (up to four riders) are available on each tour offered. Tandem Explorer tours are $85 and Quad Explorers are $150; a single rider is $45. Groups of ten or more people receive a 10 percent discount. All Nevada residents receive a 15 percent "locals" discount off the standard tour price. Group, private, team building, educational and special-topic tours are available.
Just 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip is an exhilarating four-mile downhill ride where guests can experience the beauty of the Nevada desert, the River Mountains and the Eldorado Valley on a 1.5 hour scenic journey through Boulder City, Nevada. Adventurers of all ages ride the rails on custom-built bikes with stops at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and Railroad Pass. For more information about Rail Explorers visit www.railexplorers.net or call (877) 833-8588. Rail Explorers also operates in Rhode Island and The Catskills.