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    Mountain Bikes, Juneau (looking for advice)

    I'm looking for friendly advice:

    Planning a visit to relatives in Juneau in May

    Sadly it's only short (10 days including flights from UK) :-(

    I want to ride quite a bit, and am looking at options.
    (I'd like a hardtail capable of doing the Perverance Trail.)

    I currently own a Trek 6700, Orange P7 and Thorn Rohloff Sterling, but for s short trip I'd be happy to be on a little lower spec.

    • Fly my bike in (Expensive, maybe $300-$500)
    • Rent (Can't find any online prices)
    • Buy (?LBS shops - Jill's blog suggests "The only bike shop in all of Juneau, Glacier Cycles, shuttered its doors on Christmas Eve")
    • Buy used (haven't found any classified websites so far)


    (If I buy, I may have the option of storing at relatives in Juneau for my next visit!)

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Cheers

    Kath

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    Cycle Alaska

    We just found out that a new shop is opening in Juneau: Cycle Alaska Tours, or something like that. We didn't get a number but I think they have a website, or at least email. Google them and see what you get.

    We were told they will be a bike shop as well as leading bike tours.

    If you hop on the Ferry to Haines/Skagway you can visit Sockeye Cycle where you'll find more tours and bike rentals. You can Google them, too.

    Pat
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    Thanks very much Pat,

    I've found cyclealaska dot com, which is Sockeye Cycles tour website, so looked at the possibility of going to Haines / Skagway to rent..

    Have booked with Air France, whose rates don't seem quite as expensive, but still costly, so am continuing to look at all alternatives.

    Cheers

    Kath

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    I'm not sure how far your want to range from Juneau, and I am biased, because I live here, but the riding across the border in Canada is really good. You're looking at a few hours on the ferry to Skagway, and then 1 hour drive to Carcross or 2 hours to Whitehorse. There is a bunch of info on the web but check out this article to pique your interest:

    http://borealebiking.ca/assets/documents/media-mkuk.pdf

    Depending on the dates in May, it might be too early for Carcross. A lot of trail options in Whitehorse would be good to go anytime in May.

    These guys rent full-suspension bikes, also do guiding and have amazing accommodation
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    http://borealebiking.ca/

    The local shop in Whitehorse sells Giant, Kona, Norco if you are really into buying and not getting anywhere with the local shops in the US:

    http://icyclesport.com/

    Regards,
    Anthony

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