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Fat-Bike the Wild Side of Anchorage

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Fat-Bike the Wild Side of Anchorage

86 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Fat-Bike the Wild Side of Anchorage

bike ride

Fat-Bike the Wild Side of Anchorage

86 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Snow is here finally, let’s ride! 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. Karl will pick you up at your Anchorage hotel or BnB, and drive to the nearby riding opportunities. 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 state (most guides are only here for the summer). We'll check out some fantastic views, snap some photos, visit some wildlife hot-spots, and return to your hotel or BnB. For non-cyclists, we have hiking options as well.

Your host

Karl

Karl

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've ran my own mountain bike touring company for several years and am a skilled bicycle mechanic.

What's included

Food
Packaged granola bars and light snacks
Drinks
Water in bottles
Transportation
I have a passenger van to transport people and bikes
Equipment
1) Quality, well maintained fat-bike (like a mountain bike with wider tires) 2)Helmets

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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.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 11 and up can attend. We stick to very easy trails with minimal elevation change, but guests will need to be able to operate brakes, balance, and have the fitness to pedal a bicycle. Off road biking experience is not required.

More tips

Anyone not comfortable biking, we can always schedule a hike in the mountains! Message me for custom options for your group.
Karl
Fat-Bike the Wild Side of Anchorage
86 reviews
From $79/person
86 reviews
From $79/person