HOW IT WORKS

What is railbiking?

 

Railbiking with Revolution Rail Co. is a fun excursion activity that allows riders to ride the railroad tracks under their own power and explore a section of the Adirondacks that has never seen passenger traffic.

 

Once railbikers check in at the historic North Creek Railroad Station, they’ll take a short shuttle ride 5 miles north of town to the tour launch point. After a short safety briefing, the tour guides will lead the railbikers further north on a 6 mile round trip cruise.

 

The tour takes riders through the beautiful Adirondack forest canopy along the banks of the Hudson River, and then over the Hudson on a spectacular trestle bridge before turning for home and returning to the launch point and the shuttle bus ride back to the North Creek Railroad Station.

 

How long is my railbiking adventure?

 

Each tour takes about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish and

you will cover about 7 miles on an out-and-back course.

 

What's your daily schedule?

 

We typically run four trips daily,

with check-ins starting at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm.

 

Can kids come along?

 

Absolutely! There is no minimum age requirement.

 

Infants can ride with mom or dad in a front-mounted child carrier (like a Baby Bjorn).

 

Toddlers can ride in a front-mounted child carrier also, but if they can sit up on their own and hold their heads up, we have 5-point harnesses for them and they can ride along in their own seat.

 

Kids age 4 and up can ride in their own seat, using our seat belts.

 

Is there a weight limit for the bikes?

 

Yes - there is a 300 lb weight limit per rider per seat.

 

What should I bring?

 

Bring your camera, water, sunscreen, snacks, insect repellent, and appropriate outerwear based on the weather forecast (hats, windbreakers, rain gear, etc.)

 

What should I not bring?

 

Do not bring your pets, any drugs, any alcohol, or glass containers. Additionally, smoking is not permitted on our shuttle bus or on the tour.


 

What do you do about bad weather?

 

We run rain or shine, unless dangerous weather conditions are occurring or imminent, based on the judgment of tour guides.

 

If we cancel a tour because of dangerous weather conditions, riders will get full refunds.

 

What is your cancellation / refund policy?

 

Riders may cancel for a full refund at any time up to 72 hours prior to scheduled departure. You may cancel online or by calling us during normal business hours at 518-251-2345.

 

We run rain or shine, unless dangerous weather conditions are occurring or imminent, based on the judgment of tour guides.

 

If we cancel a tour because of dangerous weather conditions, riders will get full refunds.

 

How difficult is it?

 

Railbiking is accessible for nearly all ages and ability levels, and is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace.

 

Our ride has a slight uphill grade on the way out and a slight downhill grade on the way back.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the level of difficulty, please call us at 518-251-2345 or email us at info@revrail.com.

 

How do I get there?

 

Our trips all originate from the North Creek Railroad Station at 3 Railroad Place, North Creek NY 12853. Using Google Maps with this address will get you here safely and quickly.

 

  • From Plattsburgh and points north:  follow I-87 South to Exit 26. Turn left on to Stone Bridge Road ast and then right on NY 9S for .6 mile. Turn right on to Olmstedville Road for 5 miles and continue on Co. Rd 29 for 1.7 miles. Take a slight left on NY 28N E for 5 miles. Turn right on to Main Street and then right into Railroad Place.

 

  • From Albany and points south: follow I-87 North to Exit 23.  Take a left on to Diamond Point Road and then a quick right on to US 9N for 4.2 miles.  Turn left on the NY 28S for 16.3 miles. Turn right on Ski Bowl Road, then left on Main Street, and right into Railroad Place.

 

  • From Watertown and points west: connect with NY 28 North in Port Leyden and follow it for 73 miles to Main Street in North Creek. Turn right on to Main Street, and right into Railroad Place.

 

  • From Lebanon NH and points east: follow US 4-W for 70 miles. Turn left on to US 4-S for approximately 10 miles into Fort Ann, NY. Turn right on to NY 149-W for 12 miles into the town of Queensbury. Follow signs to get on I-87 North. Follow I-87 North to Exit 23.  Take a left on to Diamond Point Road and then a quick right on to US 9N for 4.2 miles.  Turn left on the NY 28S for 16.3 miles. Turn right on Ski Bowl Road, then left on Main Street, and right into Railroad Place.

 

Approximate driving times with no stops and no delays from:

  • Lake George NY: 35 minutes

  • Glens Falls NY: 50 minutes

  • Saratoga Springs NY: 1 hour

  • Albany NY: 1.5 hours

  • Plattsburgh NY: 1.5 hours

  • Burlington VT: 2 hours

  • Syracuse NY: 2.5 hours

  • Lebanon NH:  3 hours

 

What does it cost?

 

A trip on a quad bike, which seats four people, costs $140.

 

A trip on a tandem bike, which seats two people, costs $80.


 

What is your privacy policy as pertains to electronic data?

 

We do not store or share your data.

 

We use Xola for our tour booking software.

 

Xola’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.xola.com/privacy-policy

518-251-2345

3 Railroad Place
North Creek, NY 12853
USA

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