Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Denali Hwy Brevet Gear List + Solstice 600K Logistics
If you're joining us (AEA and the AK Randonneurs) up on the Denali Highway over Memorial Day weekend, you're urged to add the following to your kit:
1) Bear spray
2) Water filter
This is a very remote ride (no cellphone service), checkpoints (contrôles) are far apart, and the weather outlook is telling us it'll be in the mid to high 60s up there; think "Parched!"
No doubt this will toughen you up for the upcoming Anchorage/Seward/Anchorage 400K!
It's less than a month until the Solstice 200K/400K/600K brevets up in Gakona/Delta Junction/Tok. If you're doing any of these rides, I suggest you make arrangements for accommodations in these towns as soon as possible; places are beginning to fill up rather quickly.
Last year, several riders had a good experience with Young's Motel in Tok. I have no relation to Young's, and there are other options up there, but this would be a good place to finish for the 400K, and to overnight for the 600K. They still have a few rooms open; its $94. They close their office @ 11pm but you can make arrangements for late arrivals. (Several riders got there after midnight and 1AM.)
Here’s their info:
EDDY’S RESTAURANT & YOUNG’S MOTEL and RV Park
Mile 1313 Alaska Highway. Seafood, pizza, steaks, sandwiches, salad bar & soup. 43 Motel rooms, satellite TV, phones, non-smoking available. Year-round 6 am to 11 pm. RV sites, water & electric, Wi-Fi available.
P.O. Box 482
Mile 1313 Alaska Highway
Tok, Alaska 99780
Ed and Diane Young Email: email@example.com
For other options, check out the latest edition of the Milepost.
Delta Junction Chamber of Commerce (visitors' center)
See ya up there!