i live in Fairbanks
There are three bike shops in fairbanks.
The best one is called Goldstream Sports the mostly sell Trek bikes, they mostly have racing bikes, but the do have some Trek 520's, not sure if they'd have her size. http://goldstreamsports.com/
if you use the contact link you email the owner Joel directly he's awesome.
There is another place called Beaver sports, they sell Specialized and Kona. They have some kona touring bikes, but I think they are a disc brake model.
The last place is Greatland sports. Their hours are really randomed and they moved a couple months ago and still dont have a sign up yet. The sell Giant and Masi bikes, I don't know if the sell any touring models.
As far anchorage the are more bike shops there than Fairbanks. There is also a REI store in Anchorage. I've been to REI the have a decent selection of Racks Panniers and Fenders.
As a note of cocern is you friend riding alone? Also she may want to get some bear spray. Also alot of people carry fire arms in case of bears as well. It may also be wise to get a "spot" tracker if she's alone. There will be very little cell service til she hits the lower 48.
Also the ride from AK to Washington can be brutal. When I moved up her last year we met a cyclist doing a charity ride from AK to Mexico. He was so injured and depressed after a week that he was hitching a ride to washington. That was in the Yukon.
Tell here good luck. I'll keep tabs on this post and could help if possible if she comes up to fairbanks, but it is 300+ miles north of anchorage.
Last edited by 6footeli; 07-21-11 at 10:11 PM.