Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters

Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters
Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters

Taking my little one to a theme park for the first time he was rush, rush, rush, wanting to go on everything right there and then. But I prefer the slower pace of life and when I suggested we go on one of these types of rides listed below it didn’t go down well…

 


Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters


 

Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters
Human Powered Rollercoaster – Duisberg

10 – Duisburg
arttattoos-design.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/human-powered-roller-coaster.html

Not so much a rollercoaster, more a path/walkway shaped like one. But you might need to get some speed up for that loop.

Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters
Human Powered Rollercoaster – Rotorua

9 – Rotorua
www.toxel.com/tech/2009/08/01/human-powered-monorail-racetrack

True roller coaster enthusiasts will point out that this is a monorail because it hangs underneath the track, but it has more banked curves and crossovers than any monorail I’ve ever seen.

Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters
Human Powered Rollercoaster – Treviso

8 – Treviso
www.vingle.net/posts/798553-The-Human-Powered-Bicycle-Roller-Coaster

It might not look like a roller coaster, but that really is a track that you have to perform a pedal powered loop the loop on! Good luck with that, I’ll be waiting at the hotdog stand.

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Human Powered Rollercoaster – Gunma Prefecture

7 – Gunma Prefecture
en.rocketnews24.com/2012/12/28/human-powered-roller-coaster-and-other-thrilling-attractions-await-at-japan-bicycle-theme-parl

On our first of 2 trips to Gunma, we come across the world’s only pedal powered runaway train! It’s well worth visiting the like just to see the video.

Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters
Human Powered Rollercoaster – Gunma Prefecture

6 – Gunma Prefecture
en.rocketnews24.com/2012/12/28/human-powered-roller-coaster-and-other-thrilling-attractions-await-at-japan-bicycle-theme-park

We go back to Gunma again and this time for one of the weirdest looking pedal-powered rides you are ever going to see. It looks like something from a Dr Seuss book!

Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters
Human Powered Rollercoaster – California

5 – California
www.510families.com/roadtrip-legoland

Over in Lego Land, California, you have to pedal yourself around this track, but at least you don’t have to make the car yourself.

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Human Powered Rollercoaster – Utah

4 – Utah
www.pinterest.com/pin/527836018804489700

Made by a bunch of students you need at least 2 people to haul on the rope to get the ride to the top.

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Human Powered Rollercoaster – Rhine

3 – Rhine
www.relexa-hotel-frankfurt.de/frankfurt/freizeit-umgebung/freizeitpark-lochmuehle

Helicopters are not the first pedal powered vehicle you might think of. But on this track that’s the only thing that rides!

Top 10 Human Powered Rollercoasters
Human Powered Rollercoaster – Treviso

2 – Treviso
amusingthezillion.com/2013/10/21/traveler-osteria-ai-pioppis-homemade-amusement-rides

We go back to Treviso again but this time for a roller coaster with a hill climb that you actually have to push the car up the hill yourself!  No luxury chain lift for you!

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Human Powered Rollercoaster – Okayama City

1 – Okayama City
www.amusingplanet.com/2015/01/skycycle-pedal-powered-roller-coaster.html

Called the Sky Cycle it’s almost 50ft in the air and entirely powered by leg power. But it’s worth the effort because you get a spectacular view of the Shimotsui-Seto Bridge.