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“Great place to rent a Goldwing & explore Ketchikan!!!! Gary B”

Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We will meet you at you cruise ship and go to where the bikes are. The best way to get away from the crowded downtown area is on a motorcycle. Go beach combing, visit Ward Lake, Watch eagles and smell the fresh air. Some days the air may be a little wetter then some but, all in all its awesome here.
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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3 reviews
“Great place to rent a Goldwing & explore Ketchikan!!!! Gary B”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

My wife & I spotted this motorcycle shop as our cruise shop docked in Ketchikan. As it was a beautiful & sunny day in August & we ride a Goldwing we checked it out. They had a 2006 Gl 1800 Goldwing, & since we had never rode an 1800, Merri gave us a great price for a 2 hour rental. Rode down the coastal highway & had a great ride!!.Came back & since I had never rode a Harley, Rick told me to jump on one & follow him down thru town for a short ride. Now I can say I rode a Harley in Alaska!!! Rick & Merri were so friendly & accommodating!!! If in Ketchikan & you ride a bike, you have to rent one from Rick & Merri as they are great people!!

Visited August 2012
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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
I am so glad you included riding a motorcycle in Ketchikan as part of your vacation and enjoyed the adventure.
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Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
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“Easy as could be. See Ketchikan at your pace.”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

My wife and I rented from PMA spur of the moment. We were lucky they had a bike for us. We missed the guided tour and just went off on our own. It was great. We ran into people from our ship while they were touring on a bus. We were glad we weren't on the bus and could come and go as we pleased. First time we rented a motorcycle and it couldn't have been easier and it ended up being cheaper than the bus tours. Rick and Merri were very accomodating and easy going. Their bikes and gear are well maintained.

Visited July 2012
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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you so much for the great review. I am so glad you had a great ride.
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Santa Clarita, California
2 reviews
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“We highly recommend PMA to anyone who rides and has the opportunity to visit Ketchiakn!”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

While in port (Ketchikan, Alaska) my wife and popped in Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures (PMA). Their showroom & shop was very clean, the people there (who turned out to be the owners – Rick & Merri) were wonderful, and all their equipment was topnotch! That said we opted to rent one of their bikes and ended up having a wonderful time and overall outstanding experience with PMA. Having rented bikes from other shops across the world we both felt PMA (& the GORGEOUS Alaska backdrop) was our favorite thus far! Bottom line we highly recommend PMA to anyone who rides and has the opportunity to visit Ketchiakn.

Visited July 2012
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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Thank you for the great review. We do our best to make renting a Motorcycle in Ketchikan a truely memorable experience.
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“No better way to see Ketchikan Alaska!”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We had a great morning - despite the rain! We were warm and dry in the fantastic rainsuits provided with the rental. We explored Ketchikan at our pace and away from the crowds. We pre-booked one bike but once on the ground we decided we would both ride. Merri was able to accomodate the last minute request for the second motorcycle. The motorcycles and gear are all in excellent condition. There is very little traffic and the roads are in great shape. Panhandle is very close to the docks - just a short walk. Don't wait to see what the weather is going to be like when you get to port - just book it in advance and do it! If it rains, that does not dampened the thrill of riding a Harley in Alaska! Make sure you take a picture at the 'end' of the road and then hike in to see the beautiful waterfalls. (We didn't do the tour - we just rented and explored on our own)

Visited August 2012
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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Thank you for your great review. . It is the "rain" that make the waterfall so awesome,and it's not far from the road. Glad you had a great time.
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2 reviews
“Wonderful Ride in and Around Ketchican, Alaska”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Rick and Merri Lystad, the owners of Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, allowed us to join an adventure last minute. They were extremely accommodating. Heidi, our tour guide, was an excellent guide. She is very capable and welcoming. The tour included a fish hatchery, a visit to a national park, a visit to a native cultural center, and a stop a a great coffee shop. The tour is a little over 55 miles and takes 2 and a half to three hours.It was fun, and it was a great way to see Ketchican. Thanks for the memories Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures,

-Robert L. (San Tan Valley, AZ)

Visited July 2012
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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
The pleasure was all ours. So glad you had a wonderful time.
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