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I expect to have the same energy and enthusiasm as my Dad, who rode his bike daily until he passed away at the end of December 2011 at almost 98 years so I am planning for at least 2045.  Basically, years divisible by 5 (2020, 2025, 2030, etc.) will be extended trips, lasting three or more weeks, taking in much of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alaska -- including Fairbanks, Prudhoe Bay and optional excursions via plane or boat to remote Eskimo villages, places where you can walk on glaciers, feel earthquakes, soak in hot springs, etc.

All other years will be to Hyder, Alaska as our main destination with leisurely 350-500 mile days.  Here are the reasons:  1.  Many younger bikers are working and can't take off too much time so going directly to Hyder is the shortest, fastest route AND 2.  It is gravel free AND 3.  Hyder has more spectacular topography in just 30 miles than you will see driving the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks. 

In practically all of these trips, you can arrange for family members, friends, etc. to fly into Calgary, Alberta and rent cars to follow you or in 2015, 2020, etc. trips, rent a RV at the airport in Anchorage or Fairbanks and follow you.

The start of these trips should be the first Saturday of July.