Kate, Rebecca, and Ali (The Fanny Pack), frozen and happy in the Pamir. For more on our long-standing team moniker, and bios, see our team page!

Kate, Rebecca, and Ali (The Fanny Pack), frozen and happy in the Pamir.

For more on our long-standing team moniker, and bios, see our team page!

arctic Winter bike | Dawson city, YK to tuktoyaktuk, NT

We are embarking on a three-woman Arctic bike expedition in March/April 2017. Our 1050-km route starts in Dawson City, following the Dempster Highway to its northern end at the town of Inuvik. From there, we will loop up to the mouth of the Deh Cho (Mackenzie) River at Tuktoyaktuk and back on the Inuvik - Tuk ice road. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, this is a momentous year in the history of these northern communities, as it is also the last the ice road will be built and maintained—part of our inspiration and incentive to complete the trip in 2017! 

We will start on the spring equinox, at the tail-end of the Arctic winter, and hope to finish just before spring break-up, weaving through the varied landscapes of the Northwest Territories en route to the Deh Cho River and Delta. We hope to embrace lessons from nuna ("the land"), the wildlife, the water, and the local characters and communities we will encounter along this remote route.

The end of our expedition will coincide with Inuvik's spring celebration (the Muskrat Jamboree), where we look forward to trying our skills at local games, dancing, and feasting. And maybe, if we're lucky, we'll catch the migration of the caribou as they make their way to spring calving grounds.

To see where we are, click on our MapShare page!

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The ice road.

The ice road.

The northern lights.

The northern lights.

Article by Fanny Kate Harris on the ice road.

Article by Fanny Kate Harris on the ice road.


A HUGE THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!

       This journey powered by Revelate Designs

       This journey powered by Revelate Designs

            And studded firmly to terra incognita by 45NRTH tires

            And studded firmly to terra incognita by 45NRTH tires

        Warm to the core, thanks to Brooks-Range Mountaineering

        Warm to the core, thanks to Brooks-Range Mountaineering

       Beauty racks, made in CA by Old Man Mountain

       Beauty racks, made in CA by Old Man Mountain

 
Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters is powering our pedalstrokes.

Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters is powering our pedalstrokes.