Most people fly into Anchorage from outside Alaska. Registration is held the Thursday before the races and the Awards Ceremony the Monday after the races, and in Anchorage. All races start at Sheep Mountain Lodge, 115 miles NE of Anchorage, a 2.5 hour drive on good roads from Anchorge. The 50, 100, and 400 mile races end at the Sheep Mountain Lodge. The 200 race and 300 ride end in Valdez, on the coast.
REI in Anchorage will accept shipped bikes, assemble them if you wish, and tune them. All bike shops in Anchorage have expert mechanics.
Weather is usually 40-50 at night and 60+ during the day. Rain showers can be common, depending on the year, on the Fireweed course.
Tours of Alaska are plentiful in the summer and easy to arrange.
Trip Advisor: 10 Best Alaska Tours
Weather Sheep Mountain: https//www.underground.com/weather/us/ak/sheep
Nova River Rafters and Glacier HIkes: https//www/novalaska.com
Raft trips start 6 miles from Sheep Mountain Lodge
MICA Glacier Guides: http://www.micaguides.com
Glacier tours start 10 miles from Sheep Mountain Lodge
Anchorage Daily News, for local information: http://www.adn.com
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