Any one up for a trip to Tuktoyatuk in 2018?

Ryan G.

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The new road to Tuktoyatuk from Inuvik should be completed by now. I'm planning to check it out next May or June. It would be great to ride along with some other Teneres. I've made the trip up the Dempster Highway before and had a great time. Unfortunately, I live on the East coast and only have 2 weeks off of work at a time so I have to do the trip in segments. I'll be leaving my bike in Seattle and do the 2 week round trip from there. My dates are flexible.
If anybody else is interested, please let me know. if some folks are already planning the trip, I'd be glad to tag along and I promise to keep up and stay out of trouble.
 

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Ryan G. said:
The new road to Tuktoyatuk from Inuvik should be completed by now. I'm planning to check it out next May or June. It would be great to ride along with some other Teneres. I've made the trip up the Dempster Highway before and had a great time. Unfortunately, I live on the East coast and only have 2 weeks off of work at a time so I have to do the trip in segments. I'll be leaving my bike in Seattle and do the 2 week round trip from there. My dates are flexible.
If anybody else is interested, please let me know. if some folks are already planning the trip, I'd be glad to tag along and I promise to keep up and stay out of trouble.
I’m looking at doing it next, haven’t picked a date yet as I’m supposed to meet up with some guys from the west coast.
 

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Is two weeks enough time to round trip that?
 

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I have been thinking about this trip for next summer as well. I was thinking of taking 3-4 weeks off work around mid July to mid August. My dates are flexible as well. I was thinking of an entirely Canadian route for the way there but perhaps back through some of the northern states. I think the Dempster's going to be a busy road next year. My biggest question is accommodations along the way. I was going to pack a tent but I'm not sure of a good resource for finding motels and/or campgrounds. I was thinking of 800-1000 kms per day. I did a 800km day a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't a problem. I will be watching this thread for anything that will help with planning.

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I did the trip to Inuvik last time in 2 weeks from Seattle. The down side is that I was so focused on getting above the Arctic Circle that I missed some incredible places in Canada. Banff, Columbia Ice Fields and all of Alberta. Each rate a separate trip. Also, I went in early June, thinking it might a little colder but the bugs might not be so bad. Here on the east coast, we go to Labrador early to beat out the black flies.
 

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Ryan G. said:
I did the trip to Inuvik last time in 2 weeks from Seattle. The down side is that I was so focused on getting above the Arctic Circle that I missed some incredible places in Canada. Banff, Columbia Ice Fields and all of Alberta. Each rate a separate trip. Also, I went in early June, thinking it might a little colder but the bugs might not be so bad. Here on the east coast, we go to Labrador early to beat out the black flies.
So, were the bugs less in early June?
 

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10éréRider said:
I have been thinking about this trip for next summer as well. I was thinking of taking 3-4 weeks off work around mid July to mid August. My dates are flexible as well. I was thinking of an entirely Canadian route for the way there but perhaps back through some of the northern states. I think the Dempster's going to be a busy road next year. My biggest question is accommodations along the way. I was going to pack a tent but I'm not sure of a good resource for finding motels and/or campgrounds. I was thinking of 800-1000 kms per day. I did a 800km day a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't a problem. I will be watching this thread for anything that will help with planning.

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I’ve done it back in 2012 and this year and there is no problem finding camp spots along the way. Hotels are expensive and 3-4 weeks you will be in to much of a rush. The wife and did 41 day 20,000km this year and spent about 19 days in Alaska.
 

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Hey I live in Winnipeg and am planning on doing the trip to Tuktoyuktuk maybe the last two weeks of June. I was thinking to do three 1000 plus Km days that puts me kinda right at the Dempster On day 4. Then take a couple days up to Tuk and same back. Just a thought so far. I do tend to ride long days. Did Labrador this summer. Lab City to Goose Bay day one and Goose to Red Bay day two. Then a very easy ride to Blanc Sablon. Never the less Im thinking last two weeks of June. Ill update as It gets closer if anyone is interested. My plan also is to strictly tent the whole way.
 

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Stef said:
Is there a prospective route map for this? I'd be interested in checking it out.
Google maps. And no, I'm being serious. It is the only current mapping app that will post it. At least that was as of last week.
 

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Google maps. And no, I'm being serious. It is the only current mapping app that will post it. At least that was as of last week.
Yes Google is definitely the king at lots of stuff .
 

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I've been wondering what is the best way to divide the trip up the Dempster to Tuktoyaktuk and back down south. Number of days to reasonably cover the distance and sight see a little. I don't want to race through it but time isn't unlimited for me.

So with all the experience on this forum...what have others done with distance per day? Where did you start from? Dawson City seems like the closet center to make an early start from. Is Dawson City the closest place to fuel up before heading up?

Any experiences to help plan are welcome.

Thanks

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Depending on the weather I’m thinking two days up and back from Dawson city . And there is a gas station on the corner of the Klondike Hwy and the Dempster Hwy.
 

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limey said:
Depending on the weather I’m thinking two days up and back from Dawson city . And there is a gas station on the corner of the Klondike Hwy and the Dempster Hwy.

Paul,


when you get here I want to talk about this..........


when are you going to be here?
 

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Paul,


when you get here I want to talk about this..........


when are you going to be here?
I am thinking of leaving from Ontario the weekend of July 13 but that's not carved in stone yet. 6 days of travel at approximately 900 kms a day would be put me at the entrance to the Dempster somewhere around July 18.

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