People Cycling Rides

Ride Alaska 2020.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Greg Lyall
Tour Dates
8/8/2020–8/15/2020
Start Location
Fairbanks, Alaska
End Location
Anchorage, Alaska
Cost (est.)
$3795 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$500 (USD
Payment Due
5/8/2020
Avg. Distance
50 mi / 80 km
Avg. Elevation
160 ft / 49 m
Ride Description

Ride Description 

Fairbanks, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska

Valdez, Alaska to Anchorage, Alaske

August 8,  2020 to August 15, 2020

$3,795 (Single Supplement $700)

Note this trip STARTS in FAIRBANKS and ENDS in ANCHORAGE.

 

General Information.

The biking on this tour basically follows the Richardson Highway from Fairbanks to Valdez, with two out and back detours onto the Denali and Edgerton Highways.  It will be supported by a local Alaska tour company, Alaskabike (http://www.alaskabike.com/bicycle-alaska-tour.html), which has a 15 person passenger van with bike racks and  a trailer for luggage and support.  The bike racks can accommodate a tandem. We will cycle on the best portions of the route, which is all  paved--sometimes with chip- seal.  Some sections will be under varying degrees of repair.  We use the van to shuttle to motels or other destinations and to provide support. 

Bicycle rentals from Alaskabikes use Cannondale bicycles, which are included in the tour price. Each bike is equipped with 21 or 24 speed Shimano index shifting, smooth rolling tires, and is Alaska-equipped with fenders, rack, water bottle and day pack. Or you can bring your own bike (recommended).

The trip is rated moderate.  Cycling distances are 50+ miles most days for a total of 300 miles, and a total elevation gain of 11,300 feet.

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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
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
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 recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

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.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

A lifetime membership in People Cycling is absolutely FREE, so please join us and become one of us – we the people, cycling together.