Pedal to the Metal in Portsmouth


What: Pedal-powered rail bike tours
Where: Portsmouth, RI
When: April 8, 2017 through October



Rail Explorers, featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, begins its Rhode Island operation with tours along 'The Northern Ramble' - a six mile exploration of the historic railroad between Portsmouth and the Sakonnet River on Saturday, April 8, 2017.


Rail Explorers offers an unforgettable scenic ride along historic Aquidneck Island and spectacular Narragansett Bay on custom built pedal-powered vehicles. The eco-friendly business is all about rail bikes and aims to provide an amazing journey using existing railroad tracks.


Available from April 8 through October, the tour takes approximately 90 minutes. Nervous about what to expect? Rail explorers are easy to pedal, the terrain is mostly flat and the ride is relaxing and enjoyable. From couples young and old and groups of friends to families of all ages and abilities, the pedal powered explorers provide a smooth and comfortable adventure suitable for all. The Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division is presented by the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad.



Explorer rail bikes have four steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and are comfortable, fun and easy to ride. Although the rail explorers require pedaling, the magic of steel wheels on steel rails makes the experience very different from riding a regular bicycle. Tandem Rail Explorer (2 seats) or Quad Rail Explorer (4 seats) are available.


Tours of the 'The Southern Circuit' – heading south from Rail Explorers Melville Station – will begin on June 28. The ‘Southern Circuit’ tour takes approximately 90 minutes. All tours begin at One Alexander Road at Melville in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and tours are available to all abilities and all ages.


For tickets, gift cards and information, visit or call 877-833-8588.