Welcome to Juneau's little corner of Harley-Davidson in Alaska's capital city! We are an Alaskan-owned business, located on South Franklin Street in the heart of Juneau's historic district.
We figured we'd start this blog feature with a little Juneau-101, so here goes...
1. As you may have heard, there are no roads in or out of Juneau. We're surrounded by the 1,500 square mile Juneau Icefield to the east and the Gastineau Channel and Lynn Canal to the west. Our main road in Juneau extends north about 45 miles from the store and south only about 5 miles. Everything you see in Juneau was brought in by air or boat.
2. We have a population of about 32,000 people. On a busy cruise day, we can have more than 15,000 visitors in town, plus crew members.
3. Where are the bikes? Sadly, we don't currently have a dealership in Juneau, but you never know what the future holds.
4. Are there many bikes in Juneau? Absolutely! While the weather can be a bit of a challenge, Juneau is a beautiful place to ride and we have a very healthy population of Harley-Davidson riders. Often times you'll see bikes lined up at the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry dock, staged to head north to run the Golden Circle Route between Haines and Skagway, Alaska, taking you through Canada's Yukon Territory. If you ever have the opportunity, this is a bucket-list ride with some of the most beautiful scenery you'll ever experience!
5. What's our riding season like? Well, depending on the winter, we usually start breaking the bikes out in late March or early in April. Because we use sand on the roads in the winter, things can be a little dicey, and certainly cold. But you won't find a more beautiful place to ride in the spring. All the mountains are still capped in snow and you'll see the most amazing blue skies. Our summers are quite mild, so we don't have to worry about the heat here, though you have to keep an eye peeled for critters. We've got a hearty population of bears, both Black Bear and Brown Bear, Sitka Blacktail Deer, and even the occasional moose as you head to our northernmost end of the road. We start winding down in September as our days get shorter and we head towards winter.
We're sure you have a million other questions. Feel free to drop us a line here or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for frequent updates about what's happening in the store and in Juneau.
Enjoy the ride!