People Cycling Rides

Alaska's Golden Circle -- Haines to Skagway via the Yukon and British Columbia..

This is a Cancelled Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Haines, Alaska
End Location
Skagway, Alaska
Cost (est.)
$3800 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$500 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Sockeye Cycling
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
2500 ft / 762 m
Ride Description

Alaska’s Golden Circle – Haines – Skagway via the Yukon and British Columbia – July 7th – July 15th 2023.

Our recent People Cycling Annual Survey indicated an interest among members for longer, epic tours that include wilderness immersion and even ‘glamping’ (yes, camping), and we are excited to offer Alaska’s Golden Circle – Haines to Skagway via the Yukon and British Columbia as our first such tour. Come join us July 7th – July 15th for an epic 360-mile loop with over 17,000 feet of climbing during this extraordinary 9-day adventure that is far more than just 7 cycling days. 

Rated the number one bike tour among Alaskans, the Golden Circle offers something for everyone – great natural scenery, beautiful waterways, towering mountains, alpine valleys, excellent road cycling milage, moderate climbing, great food, interesting local culture and gold rush history, user-friendly campcraft, a digital disconnect (at times) and full support. 

The physical towns of beautiful eagle centric Haines and the bushwhacking Gold Rush feel of Skagway are only fifteen miles apart by water ferry yet by road they are 360 miles apart and those paved roads pass through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Alaska and Canada. Along the way the route borders three National and Provincial Parks and toge… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

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