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About Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal
Guided day tours in Fairbanks, Alaska. Float the river on kayaks and then ride through town, stopping at Pioneer Park. Lunch included.
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Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal
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Bill S wrote a review Sep 2017
Providence, Rhode Island58 contributions17 helpful votes
My wife and I had a lovely day exploring Fairbanks with Howard and Heather - a relaxing paddle down the Chena river (with the current), a great lunch at Chena's and a casual bike ride back into town, stopping at Patriot place and a few other sites. This is not rigorous exercise, just fun.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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travellercjd wrote a review Jul 2017
Round Rock, Texas66 contributions26 helpful votes
I found out about Howard and Heather's Paddle and Pedal business through the internet while I was researching some way to spend about 3 hours in Fairbanks before we had to head to the airport for our flight home. I contacted Howard, and he essentially worked out a personal tour just for us. (We would have loved to do the full Paddle and Pedal tour, but 3 hours was not long enough). Our family of 4 with two teenage boys met Howard, Heather, and their dog Banksy at the visitor center. Their friend Chelle, who drives a shuttle that takes clients on customized tours, picked up our 4 suitcases. From there, we rode bikes over to the Ice Sculpting Museum in Fairbanks. Howard and Heather are very involved in the ice sculpting industry in the area, and arranged for us to have a private tour at the museum. We donned coats and were permitted to go back an look up close at the ice carvings, touch them, and even sit on the ones that were snowmobiles, thrones, etc. There was a really fun ice slide that were went down many times on sleds. After this we had a private showing of a movie that showed the process of ice sculpting and the ice sculpting event that takes place every March in Fairbanks. After the movie, we left again on our bikes, and were led by Howard, Heather and Banksy to Pioneer Park where we had burgers and ice cream. Our boys really enjoyed playing with Banksy there too. When it was time for us to go to the airport, Chelle came back for us with our luggage still in her shuttle and dropped us off right at the Alaska Air departure area. Howard and Heather were wonderful, thoughtful hosts who truly wanted us to enjoy our time in their city. We had a great time with them, and were so grateful we didn't have to spend that time in an airport!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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mtripguy wrote a review Jun 2017
montana235 contributions120 helpful votes
So much fun.....rented a kayak at Pioneer Park and took a 3 hour kayak float down the river......3 spots to stop and drink along the way......it was 69 degrees when we did it and it felt like 80.....highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Heather T, Owner at Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal
Responded Jun 30, 2017
Hi Montana Man! We love Montana! Just got back from Butte. Hey you are talking about Canoe Alaska! Canoealaska.com! Stop by their trip advisor and show them some love! Thanks for the review. -Howie and Heather at fbxpp.com.
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RockBass14 wrote a review Jul 2016
Saline, Michigan29 contributions22 helpful votes
Recently, I ended up in Fairbanks for about 22 hours. It was a nice summer day and hanging in a hotel or museum wasn't appealing to me. I found Howard and Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal that offered two of my favorite things, Kayaking and Biking. I called him last minute and he was able to accommodate and customize a trip to my timeline. Within an hour he met me at the visitors center and we walked over to the kayaks. A great thing is this was all doable from my hotel location downtown, no cars or cabs needed. It was a nice leisurely float down the river, about 2-2.5 hours, a great lunch and Chenas and a bike ride back to my hotel where I left the bike and he later picked up. He obviously loves Fairbanks and Alaska which makes him a great guide and he's very easy to get along with and carry on a conversation. When I'm back, I'll be doing another excision with Howard for sure. If you're in Fairbanks at the end of a tour and have a day to kill this is a great way to do it!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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cocclm01 wrote a review May 2013
Wheaton, Maryland1 contribution7 helpful votes
I was looking for a fun, low-key and outdoorsy way to spend my last day in Alaska, and this tour delivered on all three counts. First we took a leisurely float down the river in a kayak, then we enjoyed a lovely lunch at Chena Grill, and then we took a nice bike ride that included a stop off at Alaskaland (now unfortunately referred to as Pioneer Park) for sightseeing and ice cream. Bradley was a great host and tour guide. I definitely recommend this as a fun way to spend a day and get to see the different sides of Fairbanks.
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Date of experience: May 2013
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