On Tuesday, March 29, 20 members from the Blind Center of Nevada (BCN) enjoyed the Southwest Round-Up tour at Rail Explorers in Boulder City, Nevada.
Traveling from the Nevada State Railroad Museum to the Pass Turnaround and back, the visitors enjoyed an exhilarating eight-mile roundtrip ride aboard the new fleet of rail bikes fitted with custom-built electric motors.
ABOUT BLIND CENTER OF NEVADA
Created to assist those who are blind or visually impaired, the Blind Center of Nevada is proud to help individuals achieve their highest physical, social, intellectual and economic potential. Through personal development, social interaction and provident living, the Blind Center helps members see beyond their visual impairment. The Blind Center offers a number of resources, including a caring community, counseling, skills training, educational resources, vocational mentorship and a wide range of programs in music, art, fitness and more. The organization believes greatness isn’t limited to those with sight and seeks to help members live lives that are unbound – and unlimited. For more information about the Blind Center of Nevada, visit blindcenter.org.
ABOUT RAIL EXPLORERS
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam. Rail Explorers Las Vegas has a brand-new fleet of Explorers fitted with the REX Propulsion System – custom built electric motors that make riding the rails truly effortless.
Tours include five memorable options, including the Southwest Round-Up, an 8-mile round trip tour, the Southwest Ramble, a scenic daytime rail bike ride which includes a trip on a historic train; the Desert Sunset Tour, a picturesque ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; the Fireside Starlight Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience featuring personal fire pits under the vast desert sky; and the Night Lights Tour offering a colorful illuminated rail bike ride.
All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to the Pass Turnaround point and back. Each tour also includes free museum entry. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.
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