All Aboard Revolution Rail in Cape May! A fun, outdoor adventure on the abandoned railroad tracks of Cape May, New Jersey.
Revolution Rail is an exciting new pedal-powered railbiking adventure now being offered in Cape May, New Jersey. By partnering with Cape May Seashore Lines, Revolution Rail brings South Jersey’s very first railbike location to the inactive railroad tracks of the Jersey shore.
Looking for a fun and unique family friendly outdoor activity? How about a trip on the Revolution Rail?
This one-of-a-kind Cape May experience begins at the Welcome Center at 609 Lafayette Street in Cape May and travels across a 4 mile route. The ride is enjoyed at a leisurely pace and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.
While pedaling your rail bike along the tracks, you can enjoy the natural scenes of Cape May. This scenic route includes expansive native wildflower meadows, salt marshes, birds, cranes and raptors, as well as, the many monarch butterflies who visit The Nature Conservancy and the Garrett Family Preserve during their migration.
Ready to take a trip on the Revolution Rail? Here’s everything you need to know for this memorable activity.
What to Expect
Reservations are strongly recommended and you can book your preferred tour time directly on the Revolution Rail website (www.revrail.com). You should plan to arrive at the welcome center, located at 609 Lafayette Street, 15-20 minutes before your scheduled reservation to check-in.
What about the Railbike?
Railbikes are available in doubles for two riders or quads for four riders. The railbikes operate similarly to a paddleboat or bicycle and are completely pedal powered. The railbikes are easy to pedal and you can travel at your preferred pace.
Who Can Ride?
Riders of all ages and ability levels can ride on the Revolution Rail. Toddlers can ride in a front-mounted child carrier or, if they can keep their heads up, they can use the 5-point harnesses offered by Revolution Rail and ride along in their own seat. Children ages 4 and up can ride in their own seat, using the railbike seat belts. Note: There is a 300 lb weight limit per rider per seat.
What to Bring?
Be sure to bring a camera to capture the sights of the tour. There is plenty to see along the route including plentiful nature scenes, graffiti art and historic spots.
Snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and water are allowed. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. We visited Revolution Rail on a chilly day and bundled up in coats, hats and gloves and felt completely comfortable.
- Prepare for all types of weather. The tours operate rain or shine.
- Wear comfortable shoes for optimal pedaling.
- Each railbike has a small cargo net in the rear of the bike for small, personal belongings.
- Say cheese! Tour operators take your picture at a picturesque spot towards the end of the tour. Photos are made available to riders via a photo-sharing website.
Revolution Rail is a bucket-list must and the perfect way to kickoff your day in Cape May.