Riding to Alaska

motorider482
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Riding to Alaska

Post by motorider482 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:43 pm

Hey guys,

Interested in riding to Alaska next year. Who has done this? Is the road 100$ paved or is there some dirt riding? Was planning to do the Cassiar.

Planning to rent from a company that does one ways called MotoQuest. No one way fees and they rent 1200GS. Good idea?

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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by Willandkate » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:49 pm

Hi

You might want to try asking on the HUBB. Probably a bit more info on that neck of the wood on there

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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by Norrie77 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:54 pm

There'll be some one along soon who may have done the trip (lucky sod)but you could check out Sgt Bilco on the Ukgser forum he will tell you all you need to know and more
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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by Lord Vader » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:58 pm

Or contact Sgt.Bilco which does tours to Alaska and you can take your own bike.
Bilco can be found on here and if you would like to read some trip reports hop over to the GSer forum
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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by boatman » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:59 pm

Depends how far north you want to go, Its can all be done on blacktop as far as Fairbanks
North of that you are onto dirt/gravel type roads
Been twice California to Fairbanks Prudehoe bay !!!!
GO for it!!

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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by boatman » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:07 pm

But leave it till tomorrow cos he is driving a big truck somewhere this evening !!! B)

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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by AustinW » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:13 pm

I looked into this for a trip earlier this year. You need to get the timing right.

Too early and you will ride into winter very quickly, then there's the black fly season, closely followed by the mosquito season, then autumn comes along quickly followed by winter. August seems to be the best time. We were going to go in May but it would have winter still.

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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by boatman » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:03 pm

The mozzies were not an issue this year, UNTIL
we went north of Fairbanks onto the ice road Then the brutes were EPIC :unsure:

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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by Old Git Ray » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:15 pm

We were there earlier this year. You can see the ride report from this section of our blog.

If you read from about 1/2 down this post and a few later ones.

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Interestingly, a few days before we were there, they had a lot of rain and the road conditions were very slippery. Bikers we had met who had done it just before us said they fell off several times.
For us however, it was fine. Luck of the draw type thing.

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Re: Riding to Alaska

Post by FMFox » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:07 am

Me and Fantastic Mrs Fox are going to ride up to Alaska from Whistler (where we're living for winter) in about may time. Not sure of Highway conditions but I'm expecting a mix of gravel and tarmac roads.

The forest roads road here are pretty good any way.

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