Not to be outdone by Dave H's link, Laura OLPH sent me a link to a page about this "ski lift for cyclists: in Trondheim, Norway:
Hrmph. Here's a photo:
They call it the Trampe CycloCable. I'm going to resist the almost-inevitable "tramp" puns, and just point out that if a Freewheeler needs this thingummy to get up a grade of 10-18°, that's only about 400' long... then you need to set up your trainer, put on a good, long movie, and meditate for a few hours on Rule Five.
That's the one that says, "Harden the Firetruck Up." In the original, the word "Firetruck" is replaced by a word that follows the same rules of initial and terminal orthography.