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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.