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Fat-Bike the Wild Side of Anchorage

Anchorage, United States

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Experience hosted by Karl

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

***We are practicing these Covid-19 precautions for upcoming trips:****
1. Social Distancing: We'll now be meeting at the trailhead, rather than being in the van together.
2. No Shared Items: I'm asking customers to bring their own water bottles and winter attire. I will not have gloves or hats available to use.
3. Bicycles: Handlebars, shifters, saddles are sanitized after every ride.
4. Free Cancelation: If you can't make it or even feel uncomfortable, you'll get a full refund.

If you haven't had a chance to try out fat-biking yet, now is your chance! "Fat bikes" are like mountain bikes but way better. Even beginners can ride over snow, sand, dirt, etc. They float easily above the packed snow trails. There are many places to ride and explore in Alaska's largest city but they can be hard to find and navigate, so these trips are fully guided. Pre-ride, we will discuss bear safety and what we'll do in case of a wildlife encounter. This outing may be your best chance to see moose, bear, porcupine, or even wolves and wolverines near Anchorage. You'll be outfitted with helmets, properly sized bikes, and hydration. Then we will head out to the dirt or, based on time of the season, snow packed trails. This experience is as much about life in the last frontier as it is about fat bikes. Karl is familiar with Alaska's unique culture and what life is like year-round in the 49th stat
Other things to note
Anyone not comfortable biking, we can always schedule a hike in the mountains! Message me for custom options for your group.
***We are practicing these Covid-19 precautions for upcoming trips:****
1. Social Distancing: We'll now be meeting at the trailhead, rather than being in the van together.
2. No Shared Items: I'm asking customers to bring their own water bottles and winter attire. I will not have gloves or hats available to use.
3. Bicycles: Handlebars, shifters, saddles are sanitized after every ride.
4. Free Cancelation: If you can't make it…

Karl's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Packaged granola bars and light snacks
  • Drinks
    Water in bottles*
    Due to covid 19 precautions, I will try to have bott...
  • Transportation
    Due to Covid19 precautions, we’ll meet at the trailhead in Anchorage. Norma...
  • Equipment
    1) Quality, well maintained fat-bike (like a mountain bike with wider tires...
From $85
/ person
Thu, Jan 28
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$85 per person
$85 per person
Fri, Jan 29
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$85 per person
$85 per person
Sat, Jan 30
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$85 per person
$85 per person

Meet your host, Karl

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 110 Reviews
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I'm an avid cyclist, outdoors enthusiast, and participate in all the Alaskan things. I've worked in Alaska's Chugach National Forest as a wildlife biologist and competed in Alaska's longest mountain bike race (5 times!). Additionally, I'm the world's first fat bike guide and longest serving bike guide in the state.
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Where you'll be

There are lots of options for riding and hiking in Anchorage. Dirt (or packed snow in the winter), hiking in the mountains, or biking the beach near downtown Anchorage. In the summer, we ride along salmon spawning streams and through dense Alaskan forests. Fat-bikes are the perfect machines for exploring this varied terrain, and even novice riders can navigate over loose sand, snow, or dirt trails.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 110 reviews.

Kaitlyn
January 2021
We paid for a 3hr bike ride, but we only got a 2hr bike ride. I wanted to support local as I am also an Alaska but was really disappointed with this tour. When I messaged the tour guide about cutting the tour short he stated that normally his guests are not in as good of shape, and that he normally ends his tours early, but that Airbnb makes him round up to the hour. I think honesty is important.
We paid for a 3hr bike ride, but we only got a 2hr bike ride. I wanted to support local as I am also an Alaska but was really disappointed with this tour. When I messaged the tour…
Daniela
January 2021
Karl, we was super welcoming. Very kind and super knowledgeable about all things Alaska. We had such a fun time that it flew. If you want to get to know the area, have this experience!
Frances
January 2021
Four of us (two couples) went on this adventure with Karl. It was our first time riding fat bikes, and while some of us don’t bike much at all, we all enjoyed the experience! We went on a very chilly morning in January, and would recommend wearing your warmest boots if going on this tour in the winter. Karl was able to accommodate our schedule, we met before sunrise and finished the tour by 11am so we can catch our flight on time. He’s also a great storyteller and shared some great local traditions/lifestyles that made us feel closer to Alaska. The trail/park is beautiful and you can see the mountain ranges that surround Anchorage on clear days. Highly recommend for active visitors in Anchorage!
Four of us (two couples) went on this adventure with Karl. It was our first time riding fat bikes, and while some of us don’t bike much at all, we all enjoyed the experience! We we…
Jimmy
December 2020
Karl was the man!!! He makes sure to keep at your pace and you have the ability to make a ton of stops to check out nature. He’s also super funny and kind. If there’s anyone you should do a bike tour with, Karl is the guy! Hands down amazing experience.
Karl was the man!!! He makes sure to keep at your pace and you have the ability to make a ton of stops to check out nature. He’s also super funny and kind. If there’s anyone you sh…
Aishwarya
December 2020
Karl is the perfect host for a good fat biking experience. The only thing better than the amazing views were the great conversations we had with him. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a fun winter activity while you are in Anchorage.
Karl is the perfect host for a good fat biking experience. The only thing better than the amazing views were the great conversations we had with him. Definitely recommend if you ar…
Liz
December 2020
Karl was very informative on our hike! He took us to some incredible views and kept it at our pace. Was the best way to start off our Alaskan vacation!! Next time we go to the mountains!!

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    $85 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Sat, Jan 30
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person
  • Sun, Jan 31
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Mon, Feb 1
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person
  • Tue, Feb 2
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Wed, Feb 3
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $85 per person
  • Sat, Feb 6
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking shoes or light boots

Jacket and weather appropriate clothing