About The Owners

Inspired Rides is a travel and adventure based company with the goal of leaving our clients with an unforgettable experience and amazing memories to look back on in the years to come.

Chris Paulson caught the adventure bug at a young age. He grew up riding dirt bikes with his dad and his love for the two-wheeled sport quickly became a gateway into all things motorcycles. Later in life he decided to pack his bags and embark on the adventure of a motorcycle journey, departing from Skagway, Alaska and riding to Ushuaia on the southern tip of South America — a 30,000-mile journey that would take him 7 months to complete.

Upon returning to the North, Chris started Inspired Rides with the hopes of sharing his passion with the town where his journey began. His love of travel brought him to call Alaska, a land of pristine beauty and wilderness, home. Skagway is made for the adventurer at heart.

Chris' wife Kelsey is a born and raised northerner. Growing up north of 60 gave her a strong love for adventure, the outdoors and sleeping under the stars watching the northern lights.

When they are not busy at work, both Chris and Kelsey can be found exploring the mountains, hiking with their Siberian Huskies, Shadow and Lumino, and finding new exciting places to go camping. 

We look to inspire adventure. To us, travel is about new experiences, forging new friendships and creating lifelong memories. We want to offer a fresh and exciting way to get outside and explore, take in the fresh air, stunning mountain vistas, and blue water of the Taiya Inlet — even learn some of Skagway’s rich gold rush history. Whether you are with your friends or on your own, we provide the opportunity to get off the beaten path and do something a little different.

Why Motorcycles?

Many people come to the north with the dream of riding in Alaska. Inspired Rides caters to experienced riders who are looking to make this dream a reality. With the combination of KLR 650's, Africa Twins, and Harley Davidson Motorcycles, we hope to offer both adventure, excitement and comfort. 

Inspired Rides EST 2014.

KLR650 Ride

Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul...


No One on a Motorcycle ever asks "Are we there yet?"


Traveling in a car is like watching a film... Riding a motorcycle is like starring in it.