Riding the Rails

A pedal-powered rail car for the ultimate camping, fishing and biking trip

Feature type Video

Read time 10 min read

Published Sep 02, 2021

Base editorial team
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This is a bikepacking adventure like no other – where personal and professional passions are combined to create a whole new way to explore the outdoors. Having noticed the abandoned railways close to their home in Vermont, Alex and Ella McAndrew figured this was the perfect place to forge an adventure to integrate their love for inaccessible places and human-powered journey.

As an engineer and pro mountain biker, this was the perfect job for Alex who set about building a pedal-powered rail car to carry their dog and all the gear to access some premium camping, fishing and biking.

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