FAQ - Remote Locations
Q: What about riding to remote locations?
There are many remote locations in Alaska and the Yukon that we love to recommend.
And there are a few that we prefer you avoid.
Q: What is calcium chloride? Why should I care?
Calcium chloride is applied to gravel and dirt roads by Alaska Dept of Transportation. It reduces the dust significantly. This is great but when it rains the road surface is extremely slippery for motorcyclists. Slow down. Also, the calcium chloride is very corrosive to leather boots and riding gear. If you find water/hose, spray off the bike to keep the engine cool and spray yourself off as well.
Q: I love that Butler Map of Alaska, which roads are NOT approved for my rented motorcycle?
We, too, love those Butler Maps. The Alaska version has several highlight roads that are not really roads. We do not want our rental motorcycles on/in the following areas:
Anything off the Denali Highway
Lowell Point out of Seward
McCarthy / Kennicott - nothing beyond the Kennicott Visitor's Center
Q: A rock hit and broke my headlight, am I responsible for this damage?
Yes. Rock damage is not considered a normal wear and tear item. Just like a rental car agency (Avis, Hertz, Alamo), a broken windshield or head light is the renter/driver’s responsibility. Don’t follow your buddy or other vehicles too closely.