Alaskan Adventures

Part 2: COLD RIDE IN THE ARCTIC

We arrived in Buckland, Alaska by FatBike (the first people to ever ride bikes there)  and it was -50 degrees below zero and dropping fast, getting dark, the streets were deserted, except for the howling dogs and we didn't know what to do next.

Part 1: COLD RIDE IN THE ARCTIC

Pat & Kathy rode their bikes from Kotzebue in early April ( still winter in the Arctic) hoping to get to Nome via less traveled paths, and ended up coaching xc skiing in a remote village.

HOPE TO HOMER BEACH RIDE - Story of the first FatBikes in Alaska

Following the tides on a 6 day adventure ride down the coast of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula; from (near) Hope to Homer, Alaska - Pat & Kathy's 160 mile bicycle beach ride in 2005 was the first fatbike ride on a beach in Alaska. This was before the term FatBike existed.

written by Kathy Sarns Irwin ~ photos by both Kathy and Pat Irwin

Riding with MS

Pat rides his bike instead of using a wheelchair and finishing this grueling 10 mile race was nothing less than a miracle and a blessing.

ALASKA JUNIOR NORDIC HISTORY

A HISTORY OF AN ONGOING XC SKI ADVENTURE. Since 1984 Kathy Sarns has been director &  ski coach for Junior Nordic in Alaska. Anchorage Junior Nordic continues successfully to this day with over 1000 young skiers.  Kathy now volunteers as director & coach for her home town Homer Junior Nordic. Teaching kids to XC ski is her life passion.