It was a 2-month sea kayaking trip through Southeast Alaska that became a life-changing experience for Sockeye Cycle owner Thom Ely. In 1987 Thom moved to Haines full-time and bought an existing bike shop and in 1988 our first tours were offered.
Today, we are the oldest operating full-service bicycle business in Alaska. Our touring expertise is in our own region of Southeast Alaska and Northern Canada. We are staffed with well qualified seasonal guides and veteran Alaskan locals and offer a variety of tours ranging from a few hours in duration to day trips and 11-day excursions.
Whether you take a day tour or one of our extended adventures, we guarantee that you will get a taste of the spirit and hospitality of the North as only a local company can show you.
What we'll do
You board the historic White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railroad for a scenic hour and a half trip through the coastal mountains to British Columbia, Canada. There you meet your professional guides, versed in the ecology and history of the area, who take you for a short van ride along the scenic Klondike Highway to the summit of the White Pass.
After a bicycle and safety orientation, it is fifteen scenic miles downhill ride from the summit to the sea! As you coast along the paved Klondike Highway on this one and a half hour bike ride you make multiple stops for photos of the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring glaciers, majestic mountains, and other historic sites. You even get to ride your bike across the US border! After your thrilling ride, enjoy time in historic downtown Skagway.
On this tour your senses awaken to sights and sounds of Alaska that can only be experienced on two wheels. This fun excursion offers a unique way to tour Skagway and the surrounding area. Experience the great Northern outdoors, get some fresh air and go biking with Alaska’s original bike touring company!
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 4.5 hours
*Must be 4'6" tall
*15 miles of biking downhill
*Combine two great excursions: a historic train trip up the White Pass and a bike ride down back to Skagway
*Enjoy an intimate touring environment with a 1:6 guide to guest ratio
*An encompassing experience of the Skagway Valley
*Informative and fun guides!
*Helmets are provided and will be required to be worn on tour
What to Bring
*Passports and other necessary immigration documents are required for US border inspection.
*Participants must be confident on a bicycle with hand brakes coasting downhill at speeds between 15 and 25 MPH (23 - 40 KPH)