Peter Ostroski Rides Alaska's Stunning Chugach Mountains - Video

Sep 6, 2017 at 14:48
by Rocky Mountain Bicycles  
Views: 8,625    Faves: 57    Comments: 3


bigquotesRiding up here in Alaska, you have to really kind of push the envelope and push the boundaries of what you're willing to hike up to.Peter Ostroski

The terrain in Alaska is stunning. Rocky Mountain athlete Peter Ostroski is a local from the small town of Girdwood, AK, and has an amazing network of trails right outside his door. While the Chugach Mountains are more famously known in the ski world, it looks pretty epic up there in the summertime!

Peter Ostroski Rides the Chugach

Peter Ostroski Rides the Chugach

bigquotesMountain biking to me is thrilling; just being able to wrap up the day, have a drink, and enjoy the long sunsets of summer.Peter Ostroski

Peter Ostroski Rides the Chugach

Peter Ostroski Rides the Chugach

Peter Ostroski Rides the Chugach


Photos by Charles Renfro
Video by Jack Consenstein



22 Comments

  • + 20
 having hiked a ton in Alaska...the mosquitoes are somewhere between the size of a chihuahua and a pit bull and literally pick you up, take you back to their lair and have their way with you.
  • + 6
 Life long alaskan, 1st time posting. Been lurking a long time.
I've got a great deal of respect for what Peter is doing although I don't know him personally. I hope he has great success on the EWS. That being said, the rest of this might be hypocritical because all the hardcore bikers do it (myself included), but it is technically illegal to bike in most of the Chugach. It is irresponsible for a major bike brand to advertise it and screw the riding with more enforcement for those of us not lucky enough to travel the world to ride.
  • + 3
 Totally legal to bike in Hope. The other shots were from Girdwood, where there's a mountain bike alliance.
  • + 3
 @Cgagnon7: The shots in gwood are on an illegal trail and the shots from hope are on a hiking trail. can't remember if there is no biking signs on the one in hope or not.
  • + 1
 @benrininger: Part of it is illegal
  • + 3
 Cedric is in fact correct on his point that biking is legal on both trails. They both are designated as multi-use by the land-use managing agency, which is the Forest Service. The FS further states biking is not recommended on Point Hope because it is extremely steep and potentially dangerous... the named trail in Girdwood is also a multi-use trail according to the published trail plan by the Girdwood trail committee... do your homework guys
  • + 7
 Hell yeah, Petey! Can I come visit next summer?! I just answered my own question. Yes, I am coming to visit next summer.
  • + 3
 I have lived in Girdwood for 23 years maybe if real biking trails where built in the state we could join the 21st century. If I am not correct there is no sign regarding biking down Point Hope peak and penguin ridge. I have been biking in the chugach mountains for almost twenty years. If there is no sign I will ride there. I am tired of hearing hater aid drinking comments posted on PINKBIKE.
  • + 1
 you tell them Carlos
  • + 2
 My apologies if I misspoke. It was my understanding that Gull Rock in Hope was a legal bike trail and the trail up the mountain was not. Also, if info on the Girdwood Trail Alliance is available a link would be helpful as I am unable to find it in a search.
  • + 3
 Turnagain Arm!!! Makes me miss Girdwood. Awesome edit! As everyone said, you choose mosquito welts the size of nipples or cancer from rubbing 100% deet on yourself all the time. I choose cancer every time.
  • + 1
 I can say lhat iving in the tropics, mosquitoes is/are a non-issue; but bears though-- that's another thing altogether! I hear them bears are between the size of a pick-up truck and a semi! Lol. Great riding though! Kudos and good luck on the EWS circuit Pete!
  • + 1
 It seems some clarification of my previous comment may be warranted as it certainly was not made in the spirit of hate. The status of mountainbiking in the Chugach on marked or unmarked trails is currently an unapproved activity, with only a couple exceptions. However, the status of mountainbiking being changed to an approved activity is currently under consideration. This would open up tons of area without risk of fines. My previous point is that it is counter productive and irresponsible for any public posting to be going on. I don't give a rip what anyone does personally. But, this shouldn't be made public by a major brand so that anyone gets a reason to keep Alaska in the stone ages.
  • + 3
 One of those places that makes me think about all the places I might never get to ride in my lifetime....
  • + 2
 Hell yeah Peter and crew! that was one heck of a way to showcase our trails up here. Keep up the awesome work racing and filming dude!
  • + 2
 Looks 100% worth the bugs. Need to get up there soon.
  • + 2
 Wow, great riding Peter! Terrain looks incredible.
  • + 1
 Bugs weren't so bad in August when I was there. Mountains up there are steep! Just hiking up there felt precarious!
  • + 1
 Amazing terrain and sik riding, thanks for showcasing!
  • + 1
 Sophie you're in the shot, get out of the way!
  • + 1
 Who cares about mosquito, worry about BEARS!!!!#
  • + 2
 Ripping!!!!

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