UPDATED MAY 14, 2013 Right now, I guess this is technically a trip planning thread. But will evolve to Ride Report in July. My employer has a program called Dream Catcher. In short, you can opt to set aside money each pay check. They will match it dollar for dollar. After three years, you receive $5,000 and 14 extra days of paid vacation. Some have used it to go to China to adopt a child. Some have used it to go to the Olympics. I'm using it to ride a motorcycle to the Arctic Circle. Bike BMW F700GS Gear I have nearly all the camping and riding gear from previous trips on other bikes. Including a sweet Jet Boil. Really all I have left is: bear spray, tactical shovel/axe, SPOT tracker and GPS. Route DRAMATICALLY REVISED. SEE POST 20. Depart MN, July 3, 2013 Arrive MN, July 29, 2013 Flexible to add another day or two. Side trips: Skagway > Haines via Ferry Anchorage > Seward Supposed to be a beautiful ride into Seward. Beyond that, doing a half day Sea Kayak excursion Denali This will be my big expenditure. But when in Rome. Flight tour of Denali/Mount McKinley and a glacier landing. For anyone who has done this before, I'd love feedback, input, must-sees, not to be missed, etc. I have a day or two of buffer, but I'd rather not extend it any longer. I'll update this thread as important decisions are made. Like, which bike I'm going to buy.