The 17th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Adventure is set for July 4, 2020. The difference between this and the previous 16 trips is simple: MUCH SHORTER DAYS. Each day is planned as a destination all by itself. It has been my experience that if you have the mindset just to get to Alaska, the several days you experience before you get there are not enjoyable. Rather, if you look forward to each and every separate day without counting how many more days to Alaska, you will be enjoying yourself immensely. Photo is John Dickie
Prudhoe Bay! Valdez! Homer! Sitka! Anchorage! Fairbanks! Ride in bush mail plane! Mountains! Glaciers! Local food! Mom and Pop bakeries! What's not to like about this trip --- and all proceeds help families of deaf and/or blind babies served by SKI-HI!
Mike's ideas -- There are fly and/or drive tour options to Prudhoe Bay. Checking online there are "nosebleed" prices of 3-days to Prudhoe Bay and other points up North (lodging included) for close to $2,000 but, hey, if this is a once in a lifetime trip, save up for it! Other options which I am inclined to take is a passenger van from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay and back for $500 (current prices). It is very difficult to rent a dirt road ready bike from Fairbanks to drive up to Prudhoe Bay so I suggest you make your rental arrangements NOW for a possible date of around July 18 or thereabouts.
News flash ... #1 hotel in the world way up
in the mountains ... one hour helicopter ride just to get there. I
know it's $$$ but hey, you have until 2020 to save money and make this
an epic once in a lifetime trip. (Truth be told, I'll pass on this until I get my sweetheart to come) See Sheldonchalet.com
Also, quite a few bikers seem interested in taking
the ferry to Washington State after Alaska. I'm interested in that
with making a return trip home via Logan, Utah (home of SKIHI.org) and
Midland, Texas (where my daughter lives)
This would be a great "reunion" for all former bikers! 910,700+ visitors at this website!
NEW MAY 13, 2018 -- REPLACED BROKEN LINKS! Subscribe to AlaskaBikeRun on YouTube to get videos from the past several years. Here's days 9 and 10 of 2011.
So, if you think you may want to ride in 2020 --- shoot me an email to DrASL@aol.com with your name, address, and a photo.
The following bikers have already expressed an interest:
1. Brian Revels from Michigan -- returning biker 2. Robert Stevens from Florida -- returning biker 3. Stephen Evans from Lake City, Florida -- returning biker 4. Mike Tuccelli from St. Augustine, Florida -- returning biker 5. Jim Pehler, returning biker 6. Howard Nudi from Mooresville, North Carolina 7. Carl Hass-- returning biker 8. Roger Behrens -- returning biker 9. Joe Peek from Hickory North Carolina 10. George Moroz from Alton, Illinois 11. Mary Dahlin -- returning biker 12. Richard Cunningham from Missouri 13. Robert Vasold from Ft. Myers, FL 14. Ken Metcalf from Lancaster, Ohio -- returning biker 15. Katie Metcalf from Lancaster, Ohio -- returning biker 16. Marc Chini from New Canaan, Connecticut 17. Walter Sullivan from Topeka, Kansas 18. Frank Gramling from Simpsonville, South Carolina 19. Andrew Sairrino -- returning biker 20. John Kasper from Holland, Michigan 21. Roy Haack from New Jersey 22. Joseph Lee from Illinois -- returning biker 23. Matt Matheson from Montgomery, Alabama 24. Mike Stephenson frpom Wichita, Kansas 25. Kanay Jerath from Midland, Texas 26. Kathryn Jerath from Midland, Texas 27. John Garrity from Bradenton, Florida -- picture above 28. Steve Price from Cleveland, Ohio 29. Bob Summers from the Florida Keys -- returning biker 30. Kyle Metcalf from Allen, Texas 31. Dave Foote -- returning biker 32. John Dickie from St. Augustine, FL -- returning biker 33. Gus Garfrom Miami, FL -- returning biker 34. Lourdes Gar from Miami, FL -- returning biker 35. Ricardo Carlini from Cliffside Park, NJ -- experienced Alaska biker 36. Sean Lively from Salt Lake City, Utah
Latest bio addition ... Albert Diaz If I missed anyone, please let me know!
biker above has a separate page so he/she can introduce himself/herself
and talk about plans. Bikers -- please email me (1) a picture of you
and your bike; (2) introduce yourself; (3) what you plan to do once you
arrive in Alaska and (4) your bucket list routes when you go home. Group
emailing was started March 18, 2018 so bikers can arrange to ride
together to rendezvous points and also to arrange room-mates, if wanted.
Badge logo -- each biker will receive a windshield attachment with the logo and an unique number inside a yellow circle for identification.