Chasing the Midnight Sun: A Trip to the Yukon with Dylan Sherrard, Jaime Hill and Claire Buchar

Dec 12, 2017 at 16:47
by Freehub Magazine  

Chasing the Midnight Sun // A Trip to the Yukon with Dylan Sherrard, Jaime Hill and Claire Buchar

Summer in Canada’s Yukon Territory has no shortage of daylight, and thus no reason to hurry. At 17, Dylan Sherrard moved away from Whitehorse to pursue a life of mountain biking, a path that would ultimately bring him back as his hometown became a sought-after destination for riding in the north. Fully embracing the leisurely pace of life, Dylan introduces Jaime Hill and Claire Buchar to some of his favorite people and places.

Continue the story in "Chasing the Midnight Sun // Royalty and Laidback Luxury in Whitehorse" from Issue 8.4, on newsstands now! Pinkbike Readers also save 40% on subscriptions with our Shared Reader Discount.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag




37 Comments

  • + 45
 Ok all these people that like to go on big cruises and casino vacations??? Yeah they can have every bit of it. This is my idea of an ultimate vacation. Trails, bikes, unbelievable natural scenery and astronomical phenomenon , great riding with fun people. Yep, I’ll go play in the dirt in surroundings like these any day over tourist trap vacations any day!
  • + 19
 Man, you hit the nail on the head. I’m 25 years old in Atlanta and it’s hard to find people my age here who will do a dang thing besides get obliterated at bars and sloth around all weekend. We’ve got great hiking and mtn bike trails 1.5 hrs north of Atlanta and you wouldn’t be able to pay my friends to go.
  • + 29
 @bibsack46: You've got the wrong friends brahh, come to Canada ! Smile
  • + 3
 So true! This is living hey. MTB's for the win. #noordinarylife
  • + 1
 @DHaRCO: would love to do a family trip up there!!!
  • + 13
 is Dylan talking in cursive?
  • + 3
 there's definitely some beardish in there.
  • + 7
 @JoseBravo you literally made me laugh out loud and spit a little coffee on my screen! Thanks for that Smile
  • + 2
 @dylansherrard: This is my biggest achievement to date, thanks for taking the time to talk us keyboard warriors
  • + 10
 It's hard to comprehend how much space that is with so few people in it.
  • + 4
 YT is the area of France (or Texas) with a population of 35,000, which is just under half of the capacity of Old Trafford football stadium and about 1/3 of the capacity of of the Longhorns' home stadium. About 29,000 of those are in Whitehorse.
  • + 3
 @LAT2: Shhhhhh, people aren't supposed to figure us out Wink
  • + 2
 Too bad I can't go there without increasing their population
  • + 5
 Holy cow, it is just so cool to see how many people have visited and have love for riding in the Yukon. Once you make a visit, it sort of puts a spell over you, doesn't it? I've been day dreaming about my next Yukon visit since the day I flew home!
  • + 8
 Awesome.
  • + 3
 Agreed...
  • + 3
 I can't emphasize how spectacular the riding is up there! The community is so involved in building up mountain bike tourism and it truly shows. Loamers that are years old are as fresh as day one (which would be destroyed within a month in Whistler) are all over the place! I was lucky enough to do some work with Boreal this summer and have to say, go check them out if you want the ultimate mountain bike vacation! Returning as guests is on the to-do list for my girlfriend and me next summer.
  • + 4
 Grew up shredding with Dylan in whitehorse, still live there. Still love riding all the trails I grew up with. It's always a pleasure when that guy comes to town and wants to ride! Was great being a part of this!
  • + 2
 @Cjmurray162 Ya Curtis! Always a great pleasure playing bikes with you man.
  • + 4
 Must be the boneheaded American in me but I kept on hoping they’d stop to fish at one of those spots and or whip out a shotgun and bag some pheasant for dinner. Epic edit regardless, nice work y’all.
  • + 2
 I have been there twice now, but after watching this I am feeling the need to go again. Never got to ride Money shot, and Mt. Hero in Carcross is still on my bucket list (too much snow last time). Boreale is the best, and their new digs (lodge) looks amazing. Get up there, you will not be disappointed!!
  • + 2
 This brought me back so hard - straight chills and nostalgia all the way through from my two years working in Skagway and playing bikes in the Yukon. Literally my genesis and gateway into the sport I love. Thanks for the excellent production, helping me keep the dream alive of returning and living in Whitehorse some day Smile
  • + 2
 Took a trip to the Yukon last fall. carcross, mt.sema, and grey mountain do not disappoint!!! Just miles and miles of single track. If you get the chance....Go! I know if I get the chance...I'll be going back!
  • + 3
 That got me so stoked, Yukon looks sweet as
  • + 2
 Yukon Cornelius - GOLD GOLD GOLD! Just waiting for Dylan to knock out the Yeti's teeth.
  • + 1
 @deepcovedave I sure did have a good time prospecting up there!
  • + 2
 So enduro bro. Heros in a half shell
  • + 2
 Love the Beard cam.
  • + 2
 no crumbs in sight. the man is well groomed.
  • + 1
 Went to the Yukon a couple years ago with Boreale, fantastic trip!
  • + 2
 such a sweet place.
  • + 1
 went to the yukon this summer. now i can't wait to go back.
  • + 1
 Spectacular!
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