June 21-23, 2019 9:00 AM
- ~265-miles, lots of singletrack, ~30,000ft elev. gain.
- 100% self-supported
- Starts and ends in Hope, AK (85 miles south of Anchorage)
- SPOT tracker registration is encouraged for your safety and because it’s cool and family and friends know how you’re doing. (Link to come soon)
Cost = FREE
The Kenai 250 is a challenging route, for experienced backcountry endurance riders, with over 200 miles of singletrack that traverses some of the most beautiful landscape the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has to offer. The ride includes the historic Resurrection Pass , Russian Lakes Trail, Lost Lake Trail, Johnson Pass and so much more!
This will be a 100% self-supported event. Riders will be required to carry all gear required to complete the loop. The route goes past several small populated areas where re-supply is possible. No outside help, company, ghost riders, pre-arrangements, reservations, calls to restaurants to pre-order food or wait for rider, etc. Cellphones allowed for safety and selfies only.Link to the tracker with live ride updates: http://trackleaders.com/kenai18. The link for riders to register your own satellite tracker (SPOT or compatible) is below the waiver of the registration page.
Use this link to download the updated GPX (GPS) files and cue cards for the 2019 NORMAL route.
NOTE: Navigating to the right files, uploading stuff to your GPS and figuring out what part of the cue-cards is wrong is all part of the adventure, so don't blame me!
The 2019 route:
Hope --> Resurrection Pass --> Russian Lakes --> Old Sterling Hwy --> Lost Lake --> Seward --> Iditarod Trails (Bear Lake & Meridian Lake sides) --> Crown Point Loop --> Johnson Pass --> Devil's Creek --> Resurrection --> Hope.