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Old 11-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Getting a bike from Vancouver to Fairbanks, or?

Starting a trip next June 2013. 1 year on the road
Have a 10 day cruise booked from Vancouver to Fairbanks in August. No problem with the 1 month to get from the east coast to the west coast. However,
What do I do with the bike? Is there a reasonable cost to have it shipped up to Alaska so we can ride back to the lower 48?
Is there a place thats trustworthy to store it in Vancouver?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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Your post is a bunch of scattered puzzle peices.
Tell us how they should fit togther.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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No puzzle here,
What options are there to get the bike from vancouver to fairbanks?
Or where can i store it for two weeks?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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What Lone Rider means , I bet, is that you are not being as clear as could be about your "cruise , your available travel time " and your desires.
If the cruise is on something like an HAL liner you will not be able to take your bike would you?. If it is a ferry then perhaps yes.
Why not ride up and down?
Leaving the bike waiting in Vancouver should be no problem , just rent one of the many available storage units for the duration. You will then either take the bus or a plane back to Vancouver , no?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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Sorry for such a confusion
I am booked for 10 days on a vacation cruise,
Deports Vancouver, ends 10 days later up North.

We are departing the east coast, on a 1 year Adventure Ride, In the end of June 2013
We will ride to Vancouver, then start the vacation Cruise on the Boat,
I figure I can find a place to store the bike, just thinking it would be awesome to have the bike in alaska when I get there.
Already checked with the cruise lines, ~haha~ no room for freight!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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.... just rent one of the many available storage units for the duration. You will then either take the bus or a plane back to Vancouver , no?
Pretty much a nobrainer, eh?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #7
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Sorta, but hoping to get some info on how to get the bike from vancouver to alaska. Air freight is pricey
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #8
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You could ship it on one of the many cruise ships that leave Vancouver everyday for Alaska or your welcome to leave it at my place till your back.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:30 PM   #9
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I asked the cruise line we are on, Holland, the twit on the phone couldnt stop laughing

I might need a place to store it, and certainly appreciate your offer.
Just starting to throw a general plan together, any idea if there is a train we can hop to get back from Alaska to Vancouver?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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These guys barge&truck cargo from Seattle and that's where most of the shipping leaves for Alaska.

http://www.lynden.com/ltia/schedules/sched-sum-sea.html
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
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Have you considered booking a room on one of the ferries that way you could take your bike. Instead of the Cruise Line.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:54 AM   #12
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Ride to Alaska, store bike (find an Inmate off the Tent Space List who might help).
Fly to Vancouver (probably cheaper than shipping bike???).
Cruise to Alaska and retrieve bike and continue trip.

Spare room available in Nor-Cal if you're passing thru?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:02 PM   #13
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I asked the cruise line we are on, Holland, the twit on the phone couldnt stop laughing

I might need a place to store it, and certainly appreciate your offer.
Just starting to throw a general plan together, any idea if there is a train we can hop to get back from Alaska to Vancouver?
There is no train from Alaska to Vancouver .
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There is no train from Alaska to Vancouver .
A travel agent might be the right call to make.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #15
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These guys barge&truck cargo from Seattle and that's where most of the shipping leaves for Alaska.

http://www.lynden.com/ltia/schedules/sched-sum-sea.html
This is the best way and by far the cheapest, I have shipped my bike with them many time, much cheaper than the ferry. And they will store it for a small price on both ends. You drive it onto a fork lift skid and strap it down and they put it into a 20 foot container and off you go.
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