What we're about

This meet-up group is a way for ALL of biking in Anchorage to come together. Whether you are a novice, expert or somewhere in between. If you enjoy road cycling, mountain biking, cyclocross, fat tire, randonneuring or any other form of cycling, Bike Me Anchorage! is the place for you.

Bike Me Anchorage! riding events are defined by a number of parameters, which include type, distance, pace, terrain, course.

Type: Indicates the degree of organizational support for the ride (e.g. impromptu, organizer led, or an event organized by a 3rd party such as a century ride) and what type of bicycle is most appropriate; e.g. road bike, fat tire, mountain bike, etc.

Distance: One of the most obvious parameters is how far we’ll ride. Distance is measured in miles (unless specified otherwise) and rides will vary from 15 to 100+ miles. Mid-week rides, due to time constraints will typically be between 15 – 35 miles. Weekend rides may be anywhere between 15 – 100 miles. Mountain, cyclocross and fat tire bike rides would not typically focus on distance but rather length of time.

Pace: Describes how fast we’ll ride and is measured in miles per hour. Leisure rides will be in the 12-14 mph range. Moderate paced rides are 15 – 18 mph, while a fast paced ride will be 18+ mph. Some riding events will be targeted at a specific pace, while other rides will accommodate all paces.

Terrain: Indicates the type of surface the ride will be on; e.g. road, dirt, paved trail, unpaved trail, flat, hilly, mountain, snow, etc.

Course: Describes the path or route of the ride. Some rides will need and include maps & cue sheets. Other rides will not and will be guided by the ride leader. Anyone is encouraged to participate in our rides regardless of skill level or bike.

All rides are 'No Drop' which means you will not be left behind. All rides include one or more rest stops allowing everybody a chance to catch up, stretch and catch their breath. Remember, no matter what other goals you might have for a particular ride, having a fun and safe ride is our most important goal. So come on out, meet some new friends and enjoy the ride!

A few other things to keep in mind…

Risk of Injury: Like any athletic activity, cycling entails an inherent risk of injury and you acknowledge and accept that risk, and agree that Bike Me Anchorage! and its group leaders are not responsible for rider safety and/or injury. Helmets are mandatory on all rides.

Photos: For security purposes, all members are required to have a current photo attached to their Meet-Up profile that clearly shows their face. Additionally, photos will be taken at events and posted to the groups web site.

Upcoming events (5)

Double Down Denim - STA Event

Hilltop Ski Area

Get ready to party!

Come support STA and enjoy live music, auctions, food, and beer! Canadian Tuxedo theme (all DENIM!), 21+ event, masks recommended inside.

What: Singletrack Advocates Fundraiser and Party!
When: August 6, 6-10pm
Where: Hilltop Chalet, 7015 Abbott Rd, Anchorage
Why: Support your favorite singletrack trail nonprofit, win awesome auction items, drink good beer, eat good food, party with good friends!

The annual Singletrack Advocates fundraiser is August 6th at the Hilltop Chalet! Come party with your friends to celebrate another awesome mountain bike season and get pumped for the new trails. Dress to impress in your finest Canadian Tuxedo!

You don't want to miss this indoor/outdoor event with outdoor live music and dancing with I Like Robots, food for purchase from Yeti Dogs (all proceeds will be donated to STA) and Gaetano's Brick Oven Pizza, drinks from Kaladi Brothers Coffee, and beer from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Make your bids in the live and silent auctions featuring bike gear, local art, unique Alaskan experiences, and lots of other awesome prizes.

Buy your tickets today! Your ticket purchase includes two drink tickets.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/singletrack-advocates-annual-fundraiser-tickets-165029251935

Enjoy the trails!

Kenai Backroads 100k/200k

Safeway

There is a 100k and 200k route. Please see the website link below for details and registration.

https://denalirandonneurs.org/our-rides/kenai-8-14/

Mineshaft Grinder

19635 Hope Hwy

Kenai Mountain Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area celebrates the mining history in Hope, Alaska by encouraging racers up Palmer Creek Road in the Mineshaft Grinder. Participants choose between biking or running in the Gold, Silver, or Quartz Grinders.

The Gold Grinder is either an 11.5-mile one-way bike up Palmer Creek Rd or a Marathon two-way run to the end of the road and back to Hope School.

The Silver Grinder is a 1/2 Marathon to the Nearhouse Mine Trail on Palmer Creek Road and back to Hope School.

The Quartz Grinder is an 8.5-mile round-trip run to the top of the switchbacks on Palmer Creek Road and back to School.

Registration is here: https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/AK/Hope/MineshaftGrinder

More info: https://kmtacorridor.org/mineshaft-grinder/

Lost Lake - Mtn Bike

Carrs Huffman

This ride will begin 10am at the north trail head of Lost Lake (the Primrose Landing Campground). Please meet at Carrs Huffman in Anchorage at 7:30am to carpool to the ride. After meeting at the campground we will carpool to the south trail head and bike back to Primrose. This is one of the most beautiful rides in Alaska. There is plenty of climbing, descending and varied single tract along with views of Resurrection Bay when we are at the apex of the trail. This will be the day after the Lost Lake run so the trail will be brushed back.

Although this is only 16 miles it is a strenuous ride in the Alaskan wilderness, be fit, aware, prepared, bring a lunch and water!

Possible trail-gating after the ride. So bring something to put on the grill and a cold beverage of your choice.

Remember to bring your helmet as they are required. Please leave your gun at home. Also, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any riders under the age of 18.

Past events (1,591)

Lost Lake, Primrose, Meridian Lakes, Bear Lake

Primrose

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