TRAVEL PLANNING

We recommend booking your trip (flight, bike transport, rental car, hotels) as soon as you possibly can after registering. Keep in mind that June is tourist season in Alaska and everything fills quickly under normal circumstances. 

We also recommend, at the very least, you arrive in Alaska a full 48 hours before the event. If you can get there even earlier, you should. 48-hours does technically allow for enough time to pickup your rental car, make your way south, do the practice swim (Friday Morning), pickup your packet, attend the mandatory meeting (Friday Afternoon), relax, and be in bed to get plenty of rest before the event starts at 04:30 on Saturday morning. The event concludes on Saturday, whenever you finish, or 11pm, whatever comes first. The next morning (Sunday) we will have a brunch during which we will present the finisher's items (shirt), overall awards, and take the group photo. Plan on dismissing on Sunday around 11:00.

Return flights, assuming you want to be at the Finisher's Brunch, should be scheduled no earlier than 15:00 Sunday. That means that most trips will need to be a total of at least 4-days / 3-nights. We hope that you and your support crew, family, friends decide to come earlier and stay later to explore all the fun, adventure, and beauty Alaska has to offer.


FLIGHTS & RENTAL CARS

We recommend you book your roundtrip flight(s) and rental car from Anchorage International Airport, Alaska. There are no commercial flights available to Seward (swim start) or Girdwood (finish). If you're flying in you have to come into Anchorage International. There are plenty of rental car companies at the Anchorage International Airport as well.


PLEASE NOTE: It's about 150-miles from Anchorage to Seward (swim start) and about 40-miles from Gridwood (finish) back to Anchorage.


OPTIONS FOR BIKE TRANSPORT

Choice #1 - CHAIN REACTION CYCLES (Anchorage) - Take your bike to your local bike shop and have them prepare and pack your bike for shipment to Chain Reaction Cycles, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Be sure to time this right and give their mechanics 5-7 days between when they get your bike and when you arrive, as they may be busy with other bikes. It's normal, when you ship your bike, to ship it out 10-14 days before you will arrive to pick it up. Be sure you have an extra bike at home to ride during that time if you chose this option. If planned properly this option is affordable and convenient knowing qualified mechanics have received and assembled your bike prior to the event. The same process (in reverse) would have to be performed after the event. Keep in mind you will have to pickup your bike when you get into Anchorage before your make your way down to Seward.

Jamie Stull - Owner
jstull@chainreactioncycles.us
1+ (907) 336-0383

Chain Reaction Cycles
12201 Industry Way
Anchorage, AK 99515


Choice #2 - FLY WITH YOUR BIKE - Book Alaska Airlines for the cheapest rates for yourself, and your bike. For this option to be viable you will need your own bike bag (we recommend getting a good one, probably hardshell), the ability to at least take your pedals and headset off (most models require this) and put them back on when you get to Alaska. You can certainly go to a local shop where you live and have them prep the bike and put it in the bike bag and do the same to assemble it when you get to Alaska. This option usually costs $100-$300 each way in addition to your normal airline ticket (cost depends on airline, could be more) depending on which airline and flight you take. We have been told that Alaska Airlines charges $50 each way to fly with your bike (call to confirm). There's also risk of damaging your bike during the flight. It's not common but it does happen so we recommend taking out some type of bike insurance before you travel to be safe.


SEWARD LODGING OPTIONS

Miller’s Landing helps tourists to book their stays in Seward. They make it easy and convenient. Just call 1+ (907) 331-3113 and mention you want to book in Seward for Alaskaman.™

Best Western Plus Edgewater Hotel
202 5th Avenue
Seward, Alaska 99664
1+ (907) 224-2700
.1-miles from transition.

Sauerdough Lodging
225 4th Avenue
Seward, Alaska 99664
1+ (907) 422-7125
.1-miles from transition.

Hotel Seward
221 5th Avenue
Seward, Alaska 99664
1+ (907) 224-8001
.2-miles from transition.

Van Gilder Hotel
308 Adams Street
Seward, Alaska 99664
1+ (907) 224-3079
.2-miles from transition.

Miller’s Landing helps tourists to book their stays in Seward. They make it easy and convenient. Just call 1+ (907) 331-3113 and mention you want to book in Seward for Alaskaman.™

Best Western Plus Edgewater Hotel
202 5th Avenue
Seward, Alaska 99664
1+ (907) 224-2700
.1-miles from transition.

Sauerdough Lodging
225 4th Avenue
Seward, Alaska 99664
1+ (907) 422-7125
.1-miles from transition.

Hotel Seward
221 5th Avenue
Seward, Alaska 99664
1+ (907) 224-8001
.2-miles from transition.

Van Gilder Hotel
308 Adams Street
Seward, Alaska 99664
1+ (907) 224-3079
.2-miles from transition.


GIRDWOOD LODGING OPTIONS

Alyeska Resort *HOST HOTEL*
Call and mention “Alaskaman Triathlon” for the special rate.

THIS RATE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL FEBRUARY.

1000 Arlberg Avenue
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1+ (907) 754-2111
1-mile from finish.

Alyeska Accommodations
203 Olympic Mountain Loop
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1+ (907) 783-2000
.9-miles from finish.

Girdwood Guest House B & B
274 Brighton Road
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1+ (907) 783-3488
.9-miles from finish.

Alyeska Adventures Bed & Breakfast
314 Cortina Road
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1+ (907) 754-2400
1.1-miles from finish.

Alyeska Creek Chalet
156 Banff Circle
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1+ (907) 540-2002
1.2-miles from finish.

Alyeska Hostel LLC
227 Alta Drive
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1+ (907) 783-2222
1.9-miles from finish.

Glacier View BNB
193 Alpina Way
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1+ (907) 350-0674
1.6-miles from finish.

Alta House Vacation Rentals
137 Garmisch Road
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1+ (907) 770-0482
1-mile from finish.

OR

189 Hightower Road
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1.8-miles from finish.

For other available Alyeska / Girdwood accommodations CLICK HERE.