P#2258 - Valdez Half Thousand 502K - Valdez, AK

Valdez Half Thousand 502K

Richardson Highway out of Valdez is the gateway for this long, beautiful ride.  The climb to Thompson Pass is unrelentingly 'gentle,' the out-and-back side trip to Chitina full of expansive rollers, and the one-shot leg from Glenallen back to Valdez will put all your randonneuring skills to the test.

(Put on everything you have for the chilly downhill from Thompson Pass!)

This is a lonely ride with few services and very limited cell coverage for much of the route.

Elevation gain:  Typically 40% of RideWithGPS estimate