As beautiful and breathtaking as it is remote, Alaska - aka The Last Frontier - sits high atop many Gold Wingers' "To Do" lists. It is the epitome of leaving society behind and embarking on a grand adventure.
Things To Know Before You Go:
Key Areas of Interest:
Must See - The Northern Lights, Denali National Park
Must Ride - Dust To Dawson Ride, Dalton Highway to Arctic Circle, World-Famous Alaska (AlCan) Highway
The beauty of riding motorcycles is that we have the freedom to go almost anywhere we want at the flick of a wrist. We ride for many reasons but, at the top of the list, many of us love feeling closer to the world around us. What better way to experience nature, to feel a sense of renewal and excitement, than exploring all that "The Great White North" has to offer!
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Trip of a lifetime
My hubby rode his 2012 goldwing to Alaska several years ago and said he could do the trip every year. He drove up the Alaskan Highway to Dawson City. Drove the Top of the World Highway (around 150 miles of gravel) overlooking the treetops into Chicken. Traveled every road in Alaska, including the Dalton all the way to Purdue Bay. What a fun time and great adventure he had. It's a bucket list must for everyone.
Living on the East Coast, the thought of riding to Alaska is a bit daunting. But this article inspires me to add this to my bucket list!
Alaska can be as dangerous as it is beautiful so be a Boy Scout, plan your trip well in advance and be prepared. Service your bike before starting your adventure including a new set of tires. The larger towns have motorcycle service/repair dealers and can change tires If need be, but call in advance to schedule an appointment. Carry extra fuel and always ride on the top half of your fuel tank. I’ve ridden into small communities where the town generator was out of service and fuel was unavailable. Make sleeping arrangements well in advance, take extra bug dope and try not to smile to much mosquitoes 🦟 don’t taste yucky
I've rode many states and even the Italian and Swiss Alps but have not rode Alaska yet... on the wish list.