Cycling the Great Divide: From Canada to Mexico on North America's Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike Route, 2nd Edition

Cycling the Great Divide: From Canada to Mexico on North America's Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike Route, 2nd Edition


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Mostly dirt roads, a little pavement, some single track, and 100% adventure await on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Canada to Mexico. Cyclists dream of and plan for this life-list trip that starts in Banff, Alberta and rolls through 2,745 miles of wild mountainous beauty all the way to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Michael McCoy and the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) provide a segmented route guide for you to follow in its entirety or section ride to suit your schedule and stamina. This fully updated edition provides the information you need to stay on route and find food, water, bike supplies, and shelter (camp or stay in small-town accommodations) over the entire adventure. Updated content includes info on the 254 miles in Canada that were recently added to the route (with maps and photos), as well as changes and additions to the evolving trail, new resources to access on your trip, and new and revised maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594858192
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 605,741
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 5.64(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

As the national coordinator of ACA's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route project, Mike McCoy helped conceive, research, and map this famed route. His bike trail-related career spans more than 30 years: He first helped plan Bikecentennial's TransAmerica Bicycle Trail in 1975, while today he continues as a field editor for Adventure Cycling. He's the author of 10 books, and lives in Teton Valley, Idaho.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 11

A Brief History 11

Is the Great Divide Route for You? 17

Getting Ready and Gearing Up 19

Heading Out 26

Chapter 1 Banff, Alberta, to Eureka, Montana 33

Chapter 2 Eureka to Bannack State Park, Montana 61

Chapter 3 Bannack State Park, Montana, to Sweetwater River Crossing, Wyoming 109

Chapter 4 Sweetwater River Crossing, Wyoming, to Dillon Reservoir, Colorado 143

Chapter 5 Dillon Reservoir to South of Platoro, Colorado 169

Chapter 6 South of Platoro, Colorado, to Pie Town, New Mexico 197

Chapter 7 Pie Town to Antelope Wells, New Mexico 229

Index 251

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