Breathtaking views when ‘extreme bikers’ ride abandoned railroads

Extreme bikers riding on abandoned railroads

Many sporting activities are pursued by enthusiasts every day. Most are known by the general public and enjoyed by many people. However, some activities like ‘Extreme Railbiking’ have smaller groups of dedicated followers and are lesser-known.

Extreme bikers riding on abandoned railroads

You may have never heard the term before in your life, but extreme railbiking is real, and it’s actually amazing. Through the use of various alterations, people are converting bikes into vehicles that can ride old railways.

Of course, they advise everyone to get legal permission to travel these abandoned railways before embarking on a journey. Once the bike is secured to the train track, away they go.

Extreme bikers riding on abandoned railroads

The footage these bikers capture is incredible. The sights are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They document the ride as they travel over mountains, rivers, and through old tunnels.

This compilation shows many different variations of bikes and riders. The folk music behind it makes it even more enjoyable to watch. The song ‘Life is Like a Mountain Railway’ conveys the feeling these bikers experience.

Extreme bikers riding on abandoned railroads

Some railways look tame compared to others. There are massive bridges set among rocks that seem treacherous to navigate. The reward is the most breathtaking view of America you could ever get.

These experienced railbikers have been doing this for decades. There are plenty of abandoned railroads around the world. This footage is from the Camas Prairie Railroad, which was renamed the Bountiful Grain & Craig Mountain Railroad. Extreme railbiking may be too intense for some to consider, but it could become a part of someone’s bucket list.

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