Bike Hire Alaska guys

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Alte Wolf, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Alte Wolf

    Alte Wolf Adventurer

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    Was wanting to hire a bike from Fairbanks or Anchorage areas to tour around Alaska, Yukon, B.C. next June. Ideally I would like to do it one way from Fairbanks and finish in Vancouver after about 10 days or so.

    Was just wondering if any of you guys know of any dealers etc who do this kind of thing. There could be two of us on the trip. i.e. 2 bikes possibly needed.

    Any links or ideas appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Phil at Alaska Rider tours rents bikes but I don't think he does one way travel.
    He is in Anchorage and does great tours as well as rental...

    Why am I telling you this.....just go to his web site at akrider.com
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  3. Alte Wolf

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    OK thanks, I'll have a look at that although I was hoping to try to find some company who would cater for one way travel.
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  4. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    Also check out www.rentalaska.com

    better bikes, better rates, better hotels.

    disclaimer: I used to own this business, but Carl seems committed to the same standards that I established.

    The best scenery is, by far, in Alaska. The Alcan is rather boring for the most part with a few interesting sections scattered about.

    Perhaps you should fly up, purchase a bike, ride it, then sell it on consignment when done.
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  5. Vagabond

    Vagabond Mr. Sparkle

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    More expensive, yes, but better? :scratch
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  6. Alte Wolf

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    OK Keith, thanks for that I'll have a look there. Re scenery ... come nearer the time I would appreciate a wee steer with regard to routes etc.

    Thanks for your help.
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  7. Vagabond

    Vagabond Mr. Sparkle

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    Reguarding routes, all you have to do is go into the "over the top hop" and ask questions. Some of the most seasoned Alaska riders:ricky post on that thread. Keith is a very respectable guy, and I don't think that he'll lead you astray. In the same breath, so is Phil.

    I think that Keith is on to something about purchasing a bike, riding it, then selling it at the end of the ride. As far as I know, No one offers a buy-back program here. :dunno
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  8. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    Vag, I guess I forgot that there are people who would rather ride a KLR or DL than the R1200GS down the Alcan and beyond. Personal taste is important to remember. A butt for every seat.

    Wolf, read a few of the Alaska ride reports in this forum. Then let the questions fly.

    I don't know of anyone doing the buy back thing either, but some dealers will take a desireable bike on consignment. Plan ahead if you go this route.
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  9. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    It looks like I won't be invited to the RentAlaska Christmas part.
    Sorry Keith, since you left the business I forgot all about the other guys.
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  10. Alte Wolf

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    I'll go off and do my homework now.
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