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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
Tue, Dec 1
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$85 per person
$85 per person
Wed, Dec 2
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$85 per person
$85 per person
Thu, Dec 3
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$85 per person
$85 per person

Meet your host, Karl

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 101 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 4.93 out of 5 from 101 reviews.

Jordan
March 2020
I LOVED fat tire biking with Karl! He's a fun easy going dude who knows his science and how to find some great trails. He even picked me up for free. I highly recommend this experience! It's a great idea for a winter day activity in Anchorage.
I LOVED fat tire biking with Karl! He's a fun easy going dude who knows his science and how to find some great trails. He even picked me up for free. I highly recommend this experi…
Carrie
March 2020
Karl is gregarious and prepares his stopping points to coincide with little slices of Alaskan culture and history. He has his timing down to an exact science so we were finished at the van at exactly 1:00. The riding was work, but the rest points provided a break at the right moment every time.
Karl is gregarious and prepares his stopping points to coincide with little slices of Alaskan culture and history. He has his timing down to an exact science so we were finished a…
Elizabeth
February 2020
My husband and I had a great morning with Karl and our group! Super fun experience ! Karl provided everything needed to have a beautiful bike ride! He had great knowledge of Alaska and was enjoyable to talk with! Rather easy trail ride too for those non bikers . Highly recommend to anyone looking for something to do in Anchorage !
My husband and I had a great morning with Karl and our group! Super fun experience ! Karl provided everything needed to have a beautiful bike ride! He had great knowledge of Alas…
Julian
February 2020
Fat tire biking was an amazing experience that I would love to do again especially with Karl. Really knows everything about what he loves to do and knows the culture well and makes you feel comfortable!
Elaine
February 2020
Fat Bike snow ride was so much fun. Karl was a fantastic guide. Well prepared and knew the bike route. Shared cool stories of Alaska. Picked me up and dropped me off. It was a great experience and I’d highly recommend doing the Fat Bike Ride with Karl.
Fat Bike snow ride was so much fun. Karl was a fantastic guide. Well prepared and knew the bike route. Shared cool stories of Alaska. Picked me up and dropped me off. It was a grea…
Claire
February 2020
Amazing experience! Karl was super knowledgeable and shared great stories with us throughout the ride. The fat bikes were in perfect condition and it was really easy to ride on the snow! Could not recommend this more.

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  • Tue, Dec 1
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $85 per person
  • Wed, Dec 2
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person
  • Sat, Dec 5
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person
  • Sun, Dec 6
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person
  • Mon, Dec 7
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $85 per person
  • Tue, Dec 8
    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