Alaskan Bike Trip - Golden Circle Tour
Haines, AK - Haines Junction, CN - Whitehouse, CN - Skagway, AK
June 23 - July 2, 2006

While training for the Houston-Austin MS 150 ride in early 2006, Dave Carlson of Team BP signed up for a bike trip in June offered by Sockeye Cycle in Alaska along the "Golden Circle" and was soon joined by fellow teammates, Thor Hanson and Kevin O'Flaherty. The ride started in Haines, AK (about 60 miles north of Juneau) and ended in Skagway, AK along the historic Dalton Trail and White Pass gold rush routes to the Klondike. While the two towns are only 15 miles apart by water, the paved road travels about 370 miles through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Alaska.




Description of Activity

Bike Mileage

 June 23-24 Traveled from Juneau to Haines. Visited Haines area. Night in Fort Seward B&B 0
June 25 Left Haines. Biked along Chilkat River thru Bald Eagle Reserve and Canadian Customs. Camped in Tatshenshini/Alsek Provincial Park in BC. 47
June 26 Rode over Chilkat Pass to the Yukon Territory and camped at Million Dollar Falls 55
June 27 Biked through Kluane National Park to Cabin B&B near Kathleen Lake 40
June 28 To Haines Junction and then followed the Alaskan-Canadian HW to Champagne 60
June 29 Champagne to Whitehorse 55
June 30 From Whitehorse to Klondike HW, past Carcross to lakeside campsite 60
July 1 Over White Pass to Skagway 50
July 2 Skagway and return to Juneau 0

Total Bike Mileage