Rail Bikes Finally Rolling Through the Catskill Mountains
Let the rail biking begin. You can experience the Catskill Mountains along the Ulster and Delaware railroad this Summer as Rail Explorers debuts their rail bikes Memorial Day weekend.
Travel alongside the Esopus Creek through the beautiful woods of the Catskill Mountains on an 8 mile round trip that is a year overdue. The rail bikes were set to begin last Summer but faced "outcry from residents at the Boiceville end who are concerned about the effect the tourist attraction will have on their neighborhood. Daily Freeman News.
Resident concerns were addressed and the rail biking season begins May 28th.
Rail Bike Pricing:
Tandem Explorer: (two riders @ $42.50pp) $85
Quad Explorer: (up to four riders @ $37.50pp) $150
The future of rail bikes in the Adirondacks, which ran in 2015 and 2016 between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake is uncertain. Although New York State's proposal to replace the railroad with a multi-use trail was rejected, an appeal is expected. Owners Mary Joy Lu & Alex Catchpoole hope to return to the Adirondacks soon. "At Rail Explorers we are hopeful the State's short sighted and misguided plan can be defeated and that Rail Explorers can continue to offer tours along this spectacular historic railroad."