So You Are Riding to Alaska!
Here are some businesses and organizations that we highly recommend
First of all I want to tell you that we have lived in Alaska for a long time, so we know some businesses to deal with and a few to stay away from. Here, in no particular order, are some motorcycle related and other businesses and organizations that we highly recommend:
Having said that I also want to say that in general Alaskan hospitality is second to none!!!
Alaska Leather: 3611 Minnesota Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508~~ Phone: +1-907-562-2324
Great people and great service. Genuine “We can do that” Alaska spirit. Barb, the owner, is terrific, one of the most helpful people you will ever come across. (In the interest of full disclosure Alaska Leather does NOT sponsor us but has given us discounts)
The Motorcycle Shop: 944 E 73rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99518~~ Phone +1-907-561-1165
(In the interest of full disclosure The Motorcycle Shop does NOT sponsor us but has on occasion given us discounts)
Brandon Gallant is the General Manager. He is very bright, helpful and honest.
Andrew McConnell is the sales manager. Although we have never bought a bike from them, Andrew is always willing to go another mile to answer any questions that you have and help you find a mechanic anywhere in the world. They seems to have friends about everywhere
Sara Fleming is the Parts Department Manager. She is very bright, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. She can (and has) shipped parts to nearly every corner of the world.
Chris Colmenero is the Service Department manager. Great guy and very helpful. The service department treats us very well indeed
Chip Andrews is the guy at the Service Department desk. Very helpful and is great at his job
Mechanics: Fred and Daren, two of their mechanics, are very good
Summit Worship Center: 125 W Riley Ave, Wasilla, AK 99654~~ Phone +1-907-376-5732
I have Known Pastor Milt for a long time. He is the best conservative Christian pastor that I have ever heard….and he is a Harley rider! You can watch live or archived sermons at: http://www.summitwc.com/
Car Quest Auto Parts: 3726 Lake St. Homer, Alaska 99603~~ Phone +1-907-235-6491
Dave Imlay is the Store Manager. Good friend and terrific guy. Goes out of his way to help you
Big Ray’s: 320 W. 4th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska~~Phone +1-907-279-2401
(In the interest of full disclosure, Big Ray’s does NOT sponsor us in any way) Our door clothing of all types---and other outdoor gear. Great customer service Chris is the ordering department was very helpful to us.
Erlene Iese in shipping is very good at her job
REI: 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503~~Phone +1-907-2724565
Of course REI is famous for their selection of outdoor gear. But the Anchorage store has the most helpful people of any REI I have ever been in. Amazing service, and a few bikers work there! (In the interest of full disclosure REI does NOT sponsor us in any way)
ATEC Marine: 38566 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Kenai, AK 99611~~ Phone +1-907-283-2628
I have known the owner, Steve Attleson, for a long time. He is very honest and a great guy. If you have any kind of welding that needs to be done this is the only place you need to go.
Wasilla Chiropractic: 101 West Parks Hwy Wasilla, Alaska. Are you stiff and sore from your ride? Dr. Hediger is the only doctor that you need to see. I have known him for many years and he is the best chiropractor in Alaska, period. (In the interest of full disclosure Dr. Hediger does NOT sponsor us in any way)