On Wednesday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m., approximately 20 blind and low-vision campers from Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF), ages pre-kindergarten through grade 12, will ride the rail bikes at Rail Explorers in Boulder City Nevada.
Following their rail-bike ride, the campers will take part in special, adapted tour of the historic trains of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, courtesy of the Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway.
“For many of the children, this visit will mark the first time they have been up close to or ridden a real train, and no one in our group has previously ridden on a rail bike, said Emily Smith, Chief Executive Officer, NBCF. “We’re all really excited about the outing!”
All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry.
Wednesday, March 31
10 a.m. Arrival
10:30 a.m. Rail Explorers tour begins
11:30 a.m. Nevada State Railroad Museum tour
Nevada State Railroad Museum
601 Yucca St.
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
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 tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area. For more information, visit www.railexplorers.net or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT NEVADA BLIND CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
Founded in 2006, by Kevin and Toni Spilsbury, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) is the only non-profit organization in Southern Nevada, solely dedicated to improving the lives of children, ages 0-22, who are blind/visually impaired. NBCF’s inclusive preschool, Children’s Learning Center, is the only special needs licensed childcare in the State of Nevada. NBCF provides comprehensive services for children and their families including advocacy, family support, health services, education and adaptive recreation programs and employment training for blind/visually impaired youth. Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation’s programs and services are provided through the generous support of individual and corporate donors. For more information about Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation visit www.nvblindchildren.org.
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