Beez Kneez Bakpakers is Bicycle Friendly!
Security and Storage: Near Main St. are brightly coloured metal bike lockers that are big enough for a whole bike to be secured within. Also, located within our fenced back garden are a large metal bike rack and 6 wooden storage lockers. Three of the lockers are the perfect size for saddle bags. The other three are larger. Please bring your own lock. The fee for securely storing your gear is a donation.
Maintenance and Repair: If the mountain lays a big bad beating on your bike there are two really good bicycle repair shops downtown. Kicking around here that were left by past guests is a heavy-duty bike lock, an air pump and various tools that we can lend to guests.
Accessibility: The hostel is located on a quiet residential street so most of our guests leave their bikes inside the gate in front of the house and come on up the stairs to let us know they have arrived. Street shoes are not allowed to be worn anywhere in the hostel and I would probably have a heart attack if someone hauled there bike up the stairs and parked it on our beautiful wood floors.
Preferred Cycling Route: Whitehorse has spent a lot of money and effort to be bike friendly. In a couple of places the lanes for bicycles are as wide as the ones for cars. Seriously...! At the North end of the airport there is a set of stairs down the clay cliff. Beside the steps is a bike ramp so you guide your bike down the ramp with one hand and carry your water bottle with the other. Mountain bikers are having a blast up here checking out all our miles and miles of trails.
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