Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster Will Send Your Heart Racing

June 14, 2016

pedal rollercoaster[Image Source: Flickr]

If you are a thrill seeker, then you are going to love this pedal-powered roller coaster that sits above a dense forest in Okayama City, Japan. As you pedal yourself around the precarious track, there aren’t any safety measures other than a dinky little seatbelt. You can move at your own pace, but if you go too slow, the people behind you may start ramming you with their cart. Everything on the car is reminiscent of real bicycles, with a bike-style seat and bicycle handlebars and brakes up front. While the ride may be a blast, the views of the Shimotsui-Seto Bridge in the background are what really makes this coaster fantastic.

skycycle pedal rollercoaster[Image Source: Imgur]

The entire ride, called the SkyCycle, is part of the Okayama Prefecture’s Brazilian Washuzan Highland Park in Japan. This coaster, as you can tell, doesn’t give you adrenaline from the insane speed or crazy loops, rather the precarious track that you drive over. As you can probably see from the pictures, the track isn’t in the best of shape, and this only adds to the fear of falling to your certain death below after slipping through a tiny seatbelt, you know, fun. Take a look at a video of the ride below, and try to imagine yourself up on a rickety contraption, hundreds of feet in the air.

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