Alaska Discovery Route
Alaska Discovery Route
Explore the Best of the Northern North America
Alaska, Canada, Famous Inland Passage, Prudhoe Bay, Arctic Circle, Kenai Peninsula
Coming July 2017 Dates TBD
Join this epic motorcycle ride to explore the the corners of Alaska, from Seattle through Canada and back on the Inland Passage Ferry
Missy at 18y saying Dad this is the most beautiful thing I seen in my whole life!
Missy found Grizzly Bear Tracks Terry and Steve on a river crossing The A team at the Pass
About this ride
This ride is designed for large adventure bikes. Riders will be staying in hotels each night. This ride will include a support chase truck. Riders may put their gear into the support truck and ride with only the gear they need for easy day.
This 4 week ride is broken roughly into 4 basic sections:
Week 1 is riding through Canada to Fairbanks Alaska. Part of the route is on the Alaska HWY and Robert Campbell HWY
Week 2 is riding from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle and Prudhoe Bay and back to Fairbanks and Anchorage. This route is mostly dirt following the Dalton Highway.
Week 3 riding south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula and catching the ferry to Valdez then riding across lower Alaska to Haines. This week we explore Alaska at the ocean interface.
Week 4 is taking the Inland Passage Ferry back to the lower 48 states.
Things to Understand
This is mostly a paved road ride, perfect for larger adventure bikes. There are some long section of dirt highway but they are all graded and have large truck running on them too.
I have structured this ride to be more scenic then tough riding, while there are some long days, most will allow you plenty of time to enjoy yourself. This is more about exploring then riding.
The weather can change quickly so you need to carry full gear with you everyday just in case.
You need to carry and use bug spray with DEET,bugs can be bad, but if you use DEET it will not be a problem
YES the BMW GS1200 is perfect for this ride!
Some rider may want to invite their wives to join the last part of the ride. Rider may be able to have their wives fly into anchorage then ride with them for several days, then join the Inland passage Ferry ride back to the USA. Riders need to work with me directly to work this plan out.
I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!
Status: The basic plan is complete and will change as the reservation are made during this winter.below, the detail and options are missing for now. But this will be my winters project.
View the ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride. At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool. If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail. I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
The Blue lines are MAIN routes
The Red lines are Harder routes
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
Signup info: Not Taking Signups Yet
The cost to join this 4 week ride is around $5875, but still can change as plans do. This fee covers your lodging for the 27 nights during the ride and the 5 Days from Haines to Bellingham for one rider and motorcycle. It also covers the support truck fees. Both the cost of the driver and truck. This also covers your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.
Note: Signup for this ride is not like my other rides. In Alaska many folks do business differently. Some require that I pay in full to make reservations, most are non refundable. So after I have your commitment and signup deposit I will start the reservations. It is to everyone's advantage for you to decide and signup and commit earlier rather than later, because the longer we wait the higher chance that I will not be able to get the required reservation for you. If you signup and I can no longer get the reservations, I will refund your deposit.
Hey, this is a great big deal ride, if you have questions you should email me: gpsKevin@gmail.com and then we should chat.
Why is the price high, Sorry I wished it could be cheaper to adventure around Alaska, but the sad fact is that everything there is expensive, All the lodging is expensive, one night I have to pay $300 per room, and the Ferries are outrageous, costing over $2000 for each person motorcycle, and the cost of having a support truck follow us adds up, so frankly $5875 is a bargain for a month's adventure of this scale in Alaska. But I wished it was less. gpsKevin
How do I Join this adventure?
This adventure will be more like a group of buddies having an adventure together then riders hiring a guide to lead them around Alaska. If you are interested in joining this ride you should inform me early as the ride will on a first come first serve basis for qualified riders. Qualified riders are riders who have the necessary riding experience and life's adventure experiences and teamwork to add and contribute to this adventure.
Interested riders are asked to fill out the ride application below. Riders that are selected will be sent a invitation to this ride and will be included in the planning process as the ride gets near.
If I already know you and you have been on one of my rides before, it probably is not necessary for you to fill out the entire application. Use your judgement.