Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay
Connecting Haines Junction, Yukon to Haines, Alaska is 150 miles of the most scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking vistas and wildlife. Why not enjoy the ride on a bike...maybe in a race? The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay takes place every June and the anticipation builds as it gets closer as it is known to be a crowd pleaser event for spectators, athletes and the not so serious participants alike. You can race as a solo rider, 2-person, 4-person or 8-person team and is held around the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. Want to win, less than six hours will put you in the running while the red lantern prize is given to the slowest rider. Being one of the biggest events in Haines and most of the riders return the next year, book your accommodations well in advance or rough it and bring your tent and start setting up next to your neighbors. This same weekend is traditionally when the Southeast Alaska State Fair, in collaboration with the Lynn Canal Gillnetters, host a salmon feast at the fairgrounds along with live music.