Adventure seekers looking for something unique and full of surprises need look no further than your neighbors to the North – Downtown Mesa. There you will find an exciting and sometimes spooky experience thanks to the team at Rydables and their partners from East Valley Paranormal.
Rydables are a 4-wheeled, battery-operated cart that is covered in a selection of covers that look like animal skin. The company has been in valley for more than 10 years, with guided tours in Zoos, events, malls, and more. Owner Shane Dahlen says bringing this specialty event to Mesa was an easy decision. “We chose Mesa for the Ghost Tours because the Downtown Mesa area is one of the oldest areas of the valley and therefore has some of the best and most interesting history to share. The buildings, the people, the businesses, and the area, most people are unaware of the rich and varied history that Mesa has to offer. Plus, we believe that Mesa is on the cusp of a revival of sorts and poised to become a hot spot of activity just as it was so many years ago...and we wanted to be a part of that and bring more people down to the Historic Downtown Mesa area and all that it has to offer.”
Since the tour is a ghost-themed tour, many may wonder if it is a fun event for people of all ages. Dahlen says 1000% yes. “Everything we do at Rydables is always geared toward all ages, skills and ability levels, something that everyone can not just enjoy but love.” Dahlen adds, “About 80% of our customers are over the age of 18. There aren’t a lot of activities that appeal this much to every age group equally. Little kids, teens, college-aged kids, adults, couples, families, grandparents all love Rydables.”
Guests shouldn’t fear learning how to drive and steer as they give you a chance to learn how to maneuver prior to the ride getting underway. Dahlen says he created this adventure in the East Valley for a number of reasons. “I wanted to create something that’s super fun, new, different, local, affordable, family fun, and enjoyed by all ages. Our tours are something you can’t do anywhere else, and they are always an immersive experience that leaves you wanting more.”
The tours are lead by a team from East Valley Paranormal, who has a vast history of researching paranormal activity in the area. You can learn more about their work at evpinvestigates.com.
As for the Ghost Tour, the Rydables Guided Tours are offered year-round with at least one tour available every day, more on the weekends and busy season. They are also working on some additional tours in the area including “Toddlers & Tunes Experience,” “Tacos & Treats” or a “Tacos & Tequila Tour” (depending on the age of the group), a History Tour and more.
For information on the available dates and prices, you can check out the website at www.rydables.com/ghost-tours. You can also call 833-RYDABLES (833-793-2253).