Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Weird Bike Wednesday - Railbike

Riding the rails by bike (Photo courtesy of Coast Weekend)
This week's weird bike is a very practical, four-wheel, four person, recumbent that operates on railroad tracks. These bikes are operated by the Oregon Coast Railriders during the summer. For $20, you can take an 11-mile, two hour round trip from Bay City to Tillamook. The grads is very gentle, and  there's no way you can take a wrong turn. The railcars have the right of way at track crossings, just like regular trains. At the end of the line, the railcars are turned around on a special section of track that rotates, so they don't have to be lifted. Here's a video of the trip:


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