Did you know that shipping a bike from New York City to Alaska costs about $600?
I figured I’d instead reach out to some Warmshowers hosts in Anchorage to see if anyone would be able to lend me their bike. Jason responded because he loves helping out with adventures like these.
Jason and his wife, Debbie might as well turn their garage into a bike shop because it is impressively stocked. Jason lent me his Surly Long Haul Trucker for our five-week, 1,000-mile ride around the state. As if that wasn’t enough, they also ended up lending us rain pants, picking Erik up from the airport, fixing his brakes, and outfitting his bike with better tires.
“Some of the roads you’ll be on are pretty gravely and I want you guys to have a good time in Alaska."