Hey Nuttynu, Since you have already been out riding your bike on the highway, I learned about a challenge you might be interested in doing, ASAP. We stopped at the Brown Bear Bar after backcountry skiing today and I learned that every year there is a fierce competition to be the first biker to ride out to the Brown Bear Bar. The "winner" gets some sort of arm band to wear and they are highly sought after and worn with pride. Nobody has been out there yet, so I thought of you. One guy almost rode out there last weekend but the parking lot was a sheet of ice so he didn't go. FYI - south Anchorage only got an inch or two of snow, extending all the way to at least Bird Creek. The highway driving lanes are mostly dry from south Anchorage to at least Bird Creek, and the Brown Bear Bar is right past Indian Creek (which is before Bird Creek). Their parking lot has an inch or two of packed snow on the ice, so it's not TOO bad. They put some gravel down. It's only about 40 or 50 yards from the highway to the front of the bar. The roads in Anchorage are pretty icy in places, so you could trailer your bike out to the Carrs Huffman parking lot and easily get on the highway from there. The Brown Bear Bar is about 20 minutes out of town, if you drive the speed limit (which I encourage you to do, or go a little slower, of course, to be safe ). If you feel like trying this challenge, you can call out there beforehand to make sure nobody has rode their bike there before you. If you do it - GOOD LUCK and RIDE SAFE!