The Great Divide Race starts TODAY
On Friday, June 23rd, a handful of endurance racers will leave from Port of Roosville, Montana headed for the Mexican border at Antelope Wells, New Mexico. It's called the Great Divide Race, as it follows the Continental Divide. The GDR is a self-supported, solo competition following the 2,490-mile Adventure Cycling Association's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Traversing Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico, the route demands over 200,000 feet of climbing along it's length of 85% dirt, gravel, two-track, or fire road, with 14% paved and 1% singletrack. Competitors carry all equipment necessary to negotiate the backcountry, restocking on food and other supplies from the small towns along the route.