You know you want to: Tag the Deadhorse
April 13, 2011
The Aerostich Tours Adventure Team has announced June 16 - June 20,
as the dates for their 2011 "Tag The Deadhorse Motorcycle Adventure
Ride" to Deadhorse, Alaska, also known as Prudhoe Bay. This is one of two events that are included in the 2011 AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré National Adventure Riding Series.
Deadhorse, Alaska is the furthest point north on the North American
Continent a motorcyclist can reach, at the end of the famed and
treacherous 416 mile long Dalton Highway. Also known as The Haul Road,
half of which is unpaved, can be snow or ice covered in the warmest of
seasons and provides the ultimate motorcycle driving challenge for
intrepid adventurists. Motorcyclists from around the world know that
reaching Deadhorse is a "must do" as they try to check-off riding
destinations around the globe.
The Aerostich Adventure Team will start
the adventurers from Fairbanks, sweeping the group with their event
security vehicle. Once the entrants reach Prudhoe Bay they can opt to
join the famed Polar Bear Club with a swim in the Arctic Ocean or bask
with their fellow riders in the success of their personal
accomplishments to reach Deadhorse.
to Roger Pattison, Aerostich Tours Director of Operations, "This tour
is an opportunity for the true adventure rider to test their individual
commitments and riding abilities by conquering one of the toughest roads
in North America. They can join like-minded adventure riders in the
camaraderie of a group of hardened travelers. This ride is for the
advanced motorcyclist, one possessing the skills, equipment, and drive
to accomplish what many have failed to do, reach Deadhorse. Severe and
rapidly changing weather conditions, no service facilities, poor road
conditions and errant vehicles and animals along the 416 miles make this
adventure ride a personal accomplishment not equaled anywhere on the
globe. This road has humbled some of the most experienced motorcycle
adventure riders. We are looking for a select group made up of
individuals from around the globe, a multi-national affront on the famed
The tour is open to any displacement size motorcycle, sidecar or
trike, solo or with a pillion. Entrants are to be self-sufficient,
arriving in Fairbanks on their own.
For more information, see www.aerostichtours.com.