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Newest Eco-Ride in U.S. premiers over alligators in Florida Conservation Park


With summer just around the corner, our nation’s destination venues are gearing up for their busy season.  New-comer, SkyCycle™ will give Florida’s EcoSafaris Park a brand new eco-friendly way to look at nature.

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The SkyCycLouisville Zoo Opens Bear Habitat and Town of Glacier Runle™ is a bike on a cable that takes riders high over the treetops and gives its riders an intimate glimpse of the natural terrain. Riders of the SkyCycle soar slowly over and through the treelines giving riders the chance to “hike” in the air through the upper forest and have views of wildlife and nature not normally seen by people.

Eco-Adventure Technologies, creator of the SkyCycle™, a patent-pending cable bicycle suspended at treetop level, announces that Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida will be opening the new Cypress SkyCycle™ attraction this summer. Forever Florida is a 4, 700 acre wildlife conservation area near Orlando, Florida and home to the region’s premier eco-tourism attraction, Florida EcoSafaris.

“We are excited about this project, “says Buddy Quattlebaum, President of Eco-Adventure Technologies. “Florida EcoSafaris is located in a conservation area and the SkyCycle will give their guests a new appreciation of the park.”

Florida EcoSafaris’ Mr. Steven Wagner, agrees that the SkyCycle™ is a great match for them and is looking forward to launching the ride. “Biking high up through the trees is something that our guests will enjoy. They will have a unique look at the wildlife and greenery that before just wasn’t possible, ” says Wagner. 

Mr. Wagner also feels that the SkyCycle™ will heighten the park’s conservation efforts. “We believe that our guests will find the Cypress SkyCycle™ to be entertaining and educational and encourage greater awareness toward our conservation efforts, ” says Wagner.

The Cypress SkyCycle™ offered by Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida will be one-mile and will travel through pine flatwoods, wetlands and sloughs giving guests a rare glimpse at this secluded nature reserve and its inhabitants.  Guests will soar in their SkyCycle™ bikes up to 22 feet above the ground and even pass over an alligator pond with a 13 foot male bull alligator in it.  The ride is expected to be open by July 2011.

About Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida: Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida is a unique eco-tourism attraction located in St. Cloud, Florida; just one hour southeast of Orlando.  Departing from a picturesque Florida cattle and horse ranch, guests journey deep into the 4700 acre Forever Florida wildlife conservation area.  This very special place encompasses nine distinct ecosystems and is pristinely preserved just as nature intended.  Guests experience natural streams, forests, pastures, wetlands and learn about the wide array of Forever Florida’s wildlife including alligators, black bears, white-tail deer and the endangered Florida panther.  Three fully-guided tour options are currently offered:  Coach Safari, Horseback Safari and the treetop Zipline Safari.  The NEW Cypress SkyCycle, a unique treetop cycle ride, will open in July 2011.  Visitors make a positive impact on the environment as a substantial portion of revenues go toward the purchase of additional lands to be conserved at Forever Florida.  For more information, visit

About Eco-Adventure Technologies (E.A.T.):

Eco Adventure Technologies (E.A.T.), is the force behind trailblazing adventure rides, the SkyCycle™ and the AvatarOne™. At E.A.T, innovative and eco-conscious rides are engineered with high safety standards that will set your location apart in any competitive market while maintaining a generous profit margin.

E.A.T. rides captivate and surprise people allowing them to experience nature in new and thrilling ways. Both the SkyCycle™ and the AvatarOne™ can be used in almost any environment; over land or water, flat or hilly areas, over or through tree dense locations. They can wind around scenic areas or cut through caves. Their flexibility can be used to create a memorable adventure, unique to the venue, which guests will love and want to share with others. E.A.T. rides produce a generous profit margin, allowing for high throughput and function with minimum labor while maintaining the highest standard of rider safety.

Patti Pinkerton
V.P. Sales and Marketing
ECO-Adventure Technologies

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