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Bike Adventures

Railbike Rides in Thendara, NY

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All Railbikes Were Proudly Made Right Here In Utica, Ny! 🇺🇸

The Railroad Needs You!

We need your help to keep the railroad functioning during these difficult times. There are many ways to help our organization – by donating to our general fund, joining as a member, or volunteering. Although the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society (ARPS) supports our operation via ticket sales, we are currently unable to run trains, including our popular Polar Express, during this pandemic. Your tax-deductible donations will help us maintain our fleet of both trains and rail bikes, further equipment restoration projects, prepare for next season’s trips from both Utica and Thendara (Old Forge), and much more.
Please click on the link to donate to our railroad.

About Us

The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and Adirondack Scenic Railbikes, aims to preserve and restore rail service between the High Peaks region, Central New York, and beyond via rail connections in Utica.

ARPS partners with communities and businesses along the line to promote the railway as an economic development driver while offering historic and environmental education opportunities.

Our vision includes expanding rail and coordinated trail-based offerings, allowing for people of all ages and physical capacities to traverse remote areas of the Adirondack Park.

Explore our railbiking tours in the Adirondacks!

Railbike tickets are on sale beginning March 1st and Railbike trips will start on Saturday, May 8th.

A Highly Recommended Experience!

We had a terrific experience at Adirondack Rail Bike Adventures. The bikes were thoroughly sanitized between uses which made us feel safe. The employees were friendly and helpful from check-in until our ride was complete. The 6 mile ride was just the right length for our family, it was just over 1.5 hours. There is a break at the halfway mark to stretch your legs while they turn the bike around for you to return to the departure station. I have no hesitation recommending Adirondack Rail Bike!

– Jo-Ann H. | Facebook

Very nice ride. I took the family up and it was a fun two hours. Sometimes we rode hard and sometimes we relaxed. The Adirondack mountains in the backdrop is cool. We’re already planning for a return trip.

– Paco V. | Facebook

Wasn’t sure what to expect when we booked the trip. Had a great time and enjoyed every second. Definitely got a bit of a workout. Staff was great, very pleasant and engaging even when we showed up an hour early. Fantastic experience will definitely recommend to friends and family. Hope this stays around for a long time!

– Mike H. | Facebook

If you've spent more than 5 seconds looking at the ADK rail bikes thinking "looks neat..." DO IT! It IS neat. Beautiful, interesting, and fun! Gets the blood pumping without being overly exertive. 10/10 will do again.

– Jenn K. | Facebook

The ease of use, the ability to get out into parts of the DAKs that can only be seen from the railroad right of way. It's quiet and the beauty of the region is really spectacular.

– Bob H. | Facebook

We rode from Thendara to Carter station in just the 3rd week of operation. We had 9 people in our party ranging in age from 19 mos to 71 yrs. Every single one of us had a blast. The gorgeous views and a unique way of seeing them are unmatched. The staff were friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we had a terrific time. We will be coming back for sure. Thank you for bringing this experience closer to home!

– Jennifer B. | Facebook