People Cycling Rides

Alaska Gravel.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Fairbanks Alaska (airport code FAI)
End Location
Fairbanks Alaska (airport code FAI)
Cost (est.)
$3800 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$500 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Sockeye Cycling
Avg. Distance
50 mi / 80 km
Avg. Elevation
3417 ft / 1042 m
Ride Description

General Overview

Our ride takes place over 6 Days and 5 Nights in July 2023.

A fully supported 6-day gravel bicycle trip on the scenic Denali and Richardson Highways. See some of Alaska’s most scenic and less frequented roads. This tour finishes in Denali National Park and Preserve and it is highly recommended to stay for a few additional days to explore on your own. Sockeye Cycle Co. of Haines, Alaska, provides pre-trip logistics and accommodation booking, ride support (including hydration, lunch, and snacks daily) and baggage transportation from lodge to lodge. 

Bike rental is included in price:  Trek Dual Sport/Salsa Journeyer (hybrid with front suspension or drop bar gravel bike) with optional fenders, rear rack, and computers.  

Highly recommended that people use Sockeye’s bicycles, as repair facilities for your mechanical problems along the route are nonexistent.   Sockeye’s rental bikes are well suited to the tour.  If bringing your own bike, please ensure it is in good working condition and up to the task. You must arrange bike building with a local shop in Fairbanks before the start of the tour. Wider tires of at least 35 mm are strongly recommended along with a comfortable geometry and low gears suitable for ascents that will reach 12% for short distances on gravel.

Rating, Pacing and Support 

Moderate +.  Each day’s ride is approx 50 miles… (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.

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.

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