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Cycling Alaska
 
Cyclist retrieving equipment from saddlebag while biking about Anchorage in the winter.
Cameron Sanders
Winter cycling can prove to be a difficult but rewarding venture.

Whether you want a nice easy ride on an old roadbed or a grueling trail up technical switchbacks leading to a spectacular view, Alaska is the place to ride! From hour-long to multiple-day rides, there is something for everyone

Anchorage is home to some of the best singletrack in Alaska. With hundreds of miles of trails traversing various terrain, the options are endless. Become a Hilltop Flyer and take the Power Line Trail down from Glen Alps Parking Lot in Chugach State Park, or try some of Kinkaid Park's new world-class singletrack. Bikes may be rented at verious locations throughout town for those traveling.

Many Alaskan Highways offer paved adjoining trails. This has added up to hundreds upon hundreds of miles of roadside biking opportunity through scenic Alaska - it is completely feasible to bike from one end of the state to the other and many people do each summer.

Grab your water bottle, put on your helmet, Tread Lightly! and enjoy Alaska by bike. 

 

Chugach State Park offers a variety of great cycling opportunities.

For the Dalton Highway bicycling guide visit http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/recreation/dalton_hwy/dalton_recreate.html

Check out the Mountain Biking brochure pdf for more information and where to ride!

Read our Cycling the Interior brochure for information on all types of biking in Interior Alaska.



Biking Check List:

Apparel
  • Helmet Cover
  • Gloves
  • Padded Pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Light Jacket
Safety
  • Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Headlamp
  • Food/snacks
  • Bear Spray
  • Trail Map
  • Cell Phone
  • Reflectors
  • Helmet
  • Bell
  • Elbow/Knee Pads
  • Bike Lock
  • GPS
Repair
  • Allen Wrench
  • Tire Pump
  • Spare Tube
  • Patch Kit
  • Quick-Link & Chain Tool
  • Multi-tool




General Rules of the Trail
:

1. Ride on open trails only
2. Leave no trace
3. Always be in control
4. Yield to hikers and horses
5. Never scare animals
6. Plan ahead





 
Distant view of downtown Anchorage from across the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet. Several low skyscrapers are seen across a wide expanse of ocean. Thin, leafy bushes are in the foreground. Did You Know?
Half of Alaska's nearly 700,000 people live in the state's largest city of Anchorage, located on the Anchorage Peninsula at the head of the Cook Inlet.