I belong to a club called Northern Riders and every summer the club schedules some pretty cool rides around Alaska. We've got some traditional runs like the "Freeze Your Buns Run" to Fairbanks that happen every year. Other rides are wherever we feel like going.
My buddy Rich and I were the guys that set up the rides for this summer and the first scheduled ride for the year was a run to Eureka Lodge which is about 135 miles N x NE of my home in Anchorage. There's not a whole lot out in Eureka but for the lodge, some fabulous scenery ...and they make a pretty decent piece of pie too.
Oh yeah ...and they've got gas.
I met Rich and Mike over at Rich's house around 8:30a Saturday morning. We then met up with the other riders that live in Anchorage at the Carr's supermarket parking lot at about 8:45a. Nine o'clock or so we headed out to Palmer to meet up w/ more riders at a Carr's supermarket there. Here's the group that was forming up in Palmer.
Palmer's about 45 minutes north of Anchorage.