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Mountain Biking the Yukon


    On August 31, 2001, I worked with a writer-photographer team from Bike magazine, who were in the Yukon working on a feature on mountain biking in the Yukon. Here's my version of the scenes that appeared in the March 2002 edition. For a 2007 update on the mountain bike trail-building program at Carcross, see Mountain Do by Mark Koepke.

Mountain biking on Montana Mountain, Yukon.
Above, unloading people and bikes from my pickup, at the 5,500-foot level
on Montana Mountain.

Below, the 1905-era mining pack trails provide great biking routes
high above Tagish Lake.
Mountain biking on Montana Mountain, Yukon.

We had sun, we had rain, and we even had snow showers for a few minutes.
Below, rain showers and the White Mountain Range make a dramatic backdrop
for a rider. From here, they dropped down to the South Klondike Highway
on a trail that follows one of the best-preserved aerial tramways in
North America (featured in a Riding the High Wire, published in 2001 by the
University Press of Colorado). The trail is being promoted by Wayne Roberts
of Fireweed Hikes & Bikes, who coordinated this day on the mountain.

Mountain biking on Montana Mountain, Yukon.

Photos are ©2001-2007 by Murray Lundberg