Now available is version 1.1 of The Adventurous Motorcyclists' Guide to Alaska. This second edition released in October 2014 includes updated restaurants, road conditions and other local amenities. 


Put one of the most knowledgable motorcycle tour guides in Alaska in your pocket with this witty, fun book that brings to life the best roads and off-beat destinations in the state. This colorful guide lists all the road routes in Alaska with recommended dirt road excursions past mines, mountains and streams. The book includes ideal itineraries, the most interesting side roads, and great places to sleep, eat, and get off your bike to sightsee. Gear suggestions, motorcycle transport options, camping tips, and how to incorporate the Marine Highway System into your trip are also part of the package. The content focuses on the Alaska dirt and paved highways, but also includes the Canadian highways of interest as well as the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska.

Created by author Lee Klancher and long-time Alaskan motorcycle tour guide Phil Freeman, this obsessively-researched book combines unsurpassed detail on the best backroads in Alaska with first-hand recommendations for the best hotels, cabins, restaurants, and micro-breweries from a guide who has visited every corner of America's wildest state.


Product Details

224 pages
Octane Press
Publication Date:
Monday, September 3, 2012
Product Dimensions:
6x9 inches

Editorial Reviews

BMW On Review - James Smith - Oct 2012
The Adventurous Motorcyclist's Guide to Alaska by Lee Klancher with Phil Freeman is a must for anyone wanting to ride a motorcycle to Alaska. Where was this book when I rode to Alaska in 2001?
ADVMoto Nov 2012
"If you are even thinking about riding Alaska, get Lee and Phil's book."
BMW MOA - Vince Winkel
GATHERING MORE THAN 20 years of road knowledge together into an information-rich travel guide, the authors have designed this book for adventure motorcyclists or anyone who appreciates visiting the
Titled Horizons Review
The Adventurous Motorcyclist's Guide to Alaska puts 20 years of road knowledge

Reader Reviews

Excellent guide to Alaska for Motorcyclists
Lee Klancher - Thu, 10/25/2012 - 14:07

I've been to Alaska 3 times on a motorcycle and I still found the Guide helpful. Not just roads and route suggestions. Where to eat, drink, hot spots, etc. I gave mine to a friend and plan to purchase another.

—Michael L. Daniel / Review posted to on August 16, 2012

Great book
Lee Klancher - Thu, 10/25/2012 - 14:05

I've lived in Alaska for 10 years now, and I've been wondering lately why there wasn't an AK specific motorcycle trip book. Well, finally the wait is over! I to say that I very much like the way the book is laid out and the way the trips are described. This book was co-written by someone who has been guiding motorcycle trips up here in AK for many years, and I'm happy to say that it gave me many new suggestions for side-trips that I didn't know about before. The book even gives suggestions for cafes and restaurants while on the way. I can definitely highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to ride a motorcycle around Alaska, and esp. if you are planning on not only sticking to the very limited road-system up here, but want to venture off on some dirt/gravel roads.

–Stefan Z. / Review posted to