A cyclist pauses along the trail at Southcentral Alaska’s Lower Russian Lake.

Two-Wheel Touring in Southcentral Alaska

In a land where urban intrigue and iconic wilderness are linked by a network of trails, why watch from a window? Hop on a bike and become a part of scene.

By Ken Marsh

was mountain biking Southcentral Alaska’s Russian Lakes Trail after a day of fishing when I nearly crashed into the bear.