OBC Social: AlaskaBike, Anchorage, Alaska

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Greg Rowland, co-owner
Alaska's Bicycle Tour Company since 1993, 25 years, over 200 tours, over 2,000 happy customers!
When: Wed., January 10, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ish
Where: 78 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0C1, Canada (HMCS Bytown Officers' Mess)

I received an email from Greg Rowland, asking if our club would be interested in seeing a presentation about cycling in Alaska. Without hesitation, I shot back an email welcoming him to Ottawa to speak to us. He is on an eastern North America tour himself, linking up with other bicycle and adventure clubs. Through our correspondence, I found out he is a passionate hockey fan, and dearly misses Anchorage's East Coast Hockey League franchise, the Alaska Aces. 
As well, I offered to take him out cross-country skiing and he's game! What a guy. Please come out this Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, to see his presentation and to visit with Greg, making him feel welcome here in Ottawa. The following is from Greg’s Alaskabike.com website;

WHY CHOOSE ALASKABIKE?
We are Alaskans.  And it does make a difference.
Outside companies base their tours around the "best known" parts of the state. Even in a state as large and empty as Alaska it is possible to find a crowd.  Industrial tourism flushes huge amounts of people into and out of a few small areas.  Such areas necessarily become famous.  And such fame draws even more people.
Away from these 'famous' areas is a huge and magnificent state with trails and roads much less traveled.  After 25 years of taking thousands of travelers across this state we have heard overwhelming agreement that out there lies some of the best bicycling in the world

Details:
OBC Social at the HMCS Bytown Officers' Mess (Crow's Nest), doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Look for the anchor on the lawn directly across the street from the south entrance of Ottawa City Hall. And, there is a cash bar to boot. Let's hope to see you there. Note: there is limited free parking on the east side of the building. Get there early for a spot.

George Gonis   - OBC Social Director