The only way to get out of Whittier is via the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in North America. Bikes aren’t allowed so Erik and I stand by the entrance in the pouring rain with our thumbs up (hey, Alaska DOT –– can we get some vestibules up in here?). Just when we’re about to give up, Ole stops. We stuff our bikes in his truck and on the ride through the tunnel, he tells us about the work he does at a clinic that sends help to remote areas of Alaska. He also runs a hostel in Anchorage so he loves to help travelers when he can.