In the Athapaskan language, the word Yukon means the great river or big river.
Hijinks and athleticism combine for the season’s most fun sporting event
The Kluane Chilkat race is an eight-leg road bike relay from Haines Junction, Yukon to coastal Haines, Alaska, that attracts joy riders and serious athletes alike.
The course takes participants through alpine passes and past ocean views on a variety of flat stretches, steep descents and long climbs.
Teams often outfit themselves in hilarious costumes, and for many, the race is one of the most rewarding sporting and social events of the season.
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