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Race the Rails Bike Race

September 9, 2023

Race the Rails 2023

The steam locomotive and the bicycle were invented nearly 10 years apart. Both changed the way we travel, but which will prevail on September 9th at the Race The Rails? At the sound of the train whistle, mountain and road bikers race to see who can get back to the depot before the train.

Mountain bikers test their speed and agility on a challenging 10 mile course through the beautiful mountains surrounding Ely, while road bikers prove their speed and endurance on a 25 mile course along roads and highways in the area. Everyone who finishes the course will receive a finisher’s medal.

This is not a regular race against time, or your fellow riders. It’s a race against one of histories most powerful inventions! It’s Race the Rails – 2023!

Registration for Race the Rails opens July 2023

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Ely is a remote mountain town of 4,000 where history, art, and outdoor adventure run deep. In the nearby Great Basin National Park, travelers have the chance to descend into the depths of the Lehman Cave system to explore a series of limestone and marble caverns full of huge stalagmites and other wild rock formations. The park is also home to the snow-capped Wheeler Peak which, at 13,000 feet, is the second-tallest mountain in Nevada.

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September 9, 2023
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Nevada Northern Railway
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Nevada Northern Railway
1100 Avenue A
Ely, NV 89301 United States
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