Alaska Bicycle Touring Guide: Including Parts of the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories

Alaska Bicycle Touring Guide: Including Parts of the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories

Alaska Bicycle Touring Guide: Including Parts of the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories
@ Book by Praetorius, Pete, Culhane, Alys

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3 thoughts on “Alaska Bicycle Touring Guide: Including Parts of the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories

  1. 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t buy this book, August 20, 2001
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Alaska Bicycle Touring Guide: Including Parts of the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories (Paperback)
    I think this book would have been useful several years ago but this edition is almost 10 years old and the information contained is out of date. The elevation profiles provided for the roads in Alaska are also misleading and not detailed enough to be reliable.
    I wouldn’t recommend that you buy this book if you intend to tour Alaska. Buy a general guide book (Lonely Planet or Rough Guide) and get some decent maps instead.
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  2. 5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Broad in Scope; Detailed but Terse; Somewhat Dated, February 21, 2000
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    This review is from: Alaska Bicycle Touring Guide: Including Parts of the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories (Paperback)
    The second edition is a useful book covering all the major roads in Alaska and the Alaska Highway as far as Whitehorse, YT. Information is organized by region and then by roads within those regions. An introductory section describes the background of the area and provides land management and emergency information. Any communities the cyclist will pass through are described and services relevant to cycle touring are listed. Roads are broken into approximately 80-mile segments with a small elevation profile provided for each. The terrain and road surface are described and the mile post locations of any junctions, water sources, camping, food, lodging, and roadside sights are tersely noted. No mile-by-mile description is provided. Unfortunately, the service information is dated as north-country businesses seem to pop up and shut down with alarming frequency. Coupled with the Milepost, this is a helpful book. Those used to hand-holding touring guides with detailed ride notes may be disappointed.
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  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Still useful after all these years!, June 23, 2006
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    Randy Fay (Palisade, Colorado) –
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    This review is from: Alaska Bicycle Touring Guide: Including Parts of the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories (Paperback)
    We just used the book as a guide to ride down the Dempster Highway (along with the Mileposts pages) and it was our best information. Even after 25 years, the information about where to find water, good camping, etc. was quite useful. And bike tourists always like to have some elevation profiles, even though you have to go over the hill whether you have a profile or not. Thanks for the book!
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