Saturday April 19th 2014

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Ride the rails: Rail Bikes in Thorndike

Ride the rails: Rail Bikes in Thorndike
May 17, 2013

Trains no longer travel along the route where the bikes go. Although that won’t stop your heart from jumping just a bit every time you think you feel the tracks vibrate. The Brooks Preservation Society maintains the tracks, and in an effort to keep people enjoying them, commissioned a few of these wonderfully odd two-person bicycles that fit perfectly on the tracks. Some even hold a few additional people on the back. The ride in either direction is fairly flat and easy for most folks to manage.

Bike riding on the railroad: Rail bikes in Thorndike

Bike riding on the railroad: Rail bikes in Thorndike
July 27, 2012

They do exist, these two-seater, pedal-powered contraptions of ingenuity and joy. And several of them are docked not too far away on the former Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad in Thorndike.