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Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Do you ever see people biking through Helena that look like they are on an extended bike packing trip?  Did you ever wonder where they are going or where they have been?  It’s a good possibility that they are on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR), a 2700 mile ride from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico.  The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is Adventure Cycling’s premier off-pavement cycling route, crisscrossing the Continental Divide north to south. This route is defined by the word “remote.” Its remoteness equates with spectacular terrain and scenery. The entire route is basically dirt-road and mountain-pass riding every day. In total, it has over 200,000 feet of elevation gain.

The route is geographically divided into five regions. The diverse nature of the regions makes for an incredible visual, sometimes spiritual experience. The route offers something different every day — whether it be riding conditions, scenery, points of interest, or folks along the way. It is a route to be enjoyed for its diversity.

For more information on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/great-divide-mountain-bike-route/