Some say that there are only two seasons in Alaska, and while that can sometimes feel true, there is this lag time between summer and winter called the fall. In our last blog post we mentioned that at the end of summer we trade in our fishing rods for skis and wait for the snow to start falling. And while that is true, we still get outdoors and enjoy our backyard while we wait.
What do we do when we aren’t fishing and we can’t quite ski yet? We bike. Biking is our go-to activity in the fall, but it is actually a great year-round activity, especially with a fat tire bike. 9:ZERO:7 isn’t joking when they say they are “Designed in Alaska for All Conditions.” Ice, sand, snow, and other variable conditions are no problem for these bikes.
There is no shortage of biking trails on the Kenai Peninsula, but even within a 20-minute radius of our lodge there are plenty of trails to keep us busy. The beach between Kasilof and Kenai is awesome biking in the summer and fall, especially on a clear day when Mt Redoubt can be seen across the inlet. The Tsalteshi trail system has a seemingly endless system of interwoven trails, a single-track for more adventurous riders, and they just finished the Slikok expansion multi-use trail system for riding in winter.
On wider, tamer trails, we’ll put the kids in the Thule Chariot and make it a whole family adventure. They get to chill and take a ride while mama and dad get a workout, and everyone is happy. Anyone looking to do the same should look up the Robert Axel Project for a longer through axel to connect their trailer to a fat bike.