ALASKA OR BUS’T
Californian mountain bike pro Andrew Taylor hits the road for an adventure to explore his dream-riding destination.
Alaska, one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world with sheer endless mountainous terrain, has always been a dream-riding destination for 29-year-old mountain biker Andrew Taylor. But being over 3,000 miles away from his hometown Santa Rosa, it seemed a bit too far to just jump in the truck and go. However, last winter, “AT” stumbled across an old school bus for sale – the missing link to make his ultimate road trip come to life. He bought the bus and converted it into a tailor-made adventure vehicle to take on the strenuous mission to Alaska and back. With a few pit stops along the way, AT needed four weeks to reach the Alaskan border where his actual MTB adventure began. From riding through birch forests 120 miles below the Arctic circle in Fairbanks to shredding down fierce singletrack ridgelines around Healy and heli biking on endless rugged terrain in the back country – Andrew Taylor experienced his thousand-miles-journey through Alaska exactly like he imagined it.