We drove to Des Moines, Iowa, to ride our bikes on several trails. We started with the beautiful High Trestle Trail in Woodward, then went into Des Moines to ride some urban trails, connecting three of them with a loop around Gray's Lake. On our way home, we stopped in Boone to try the Rail Explorers. They have pedal cars with electric motors and they ride right on the rails. The highlight is crossing two high bridges with no siderails. What a unique experience to ride down to the river and back on a car with steel wheels clicking along the railroad tracks. Here are two photos.
Photo by John Jancik
Dr. Steve Gardiner is the author of nine books and over 1,000 articles.