Constructed during World War II as a means of connecting the contiguous United States to Alaska, the Alaska Highway is a dream ride for many motorcyclists. Beginning in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, the Alaska Highway winds its way through towns with names like Whitehorse and Destruction Bay all the way to Delta Junction, Alaska after a total of 1,387 miles. Along the way, you will see much wildlife, and if you’re lucky, perhaps the rare Fur Spider of Laird Hot Springs Provincial Park. Travel on the Alaska Highway is anything but dull. In the summer, the days are long and the road construction, given its short season, is frequent. Beware the signs that say “Pavement Break.” The pavement will end for how long you won’t know until you’re in it, and the surface can range from hardback gravel to loose gravel as you paddle your bike’s way between heavy road equipment. When you’re done with this ride, you know you’ve accomplished something.