I'm considering bicycling to Alaska next summer from my home in WA state. Anyone with experience or knowledge of biking to/from Alaska have any suggestions for a route? I'd be leaving from eastern WA and ending probably in Anchorage or Fairbanks so I can easily fly home but this could change based on suggestions. I plan on camping the whole time. Any significant differences between heading south or north as far as elevation change or wind? Best time to go for weather? Also any other small tips would be appreciated, for example I would assume there aren't as many small towns along the way so I'll need to carry more food? Will I be eaten by a bear?