Ride The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - Banff, Canada To Whitefish, Montana
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) is the longest off-pavement bicycle route in the world. The GDMBR is Adventure Cycling Association’s (ACA) premier dirt cycling route, stretching about 2700 miles from the North in Banff, Canada to the South in Antelope Wells, New Mexico along the Mexican border. The epic route is defined by the word "remote" and is known for long wilderness sections without supplies or resources. The entire route is basically dirt-road and mountain-pass riding with some singletrack and double track miles. Pavement sections exists to link and connect the dirt roads and trails. In total, it has over 200,000 feet of elevation gain. Many journey the entire length during a season but with time constraints, picking and choosing the most scenic sections can be rewarding.
For the Banff To Whitefish Section - riders can cover the miles in 4-10 days depending on your riding style and the weather. There are many highlights along the way that might slow you down, starting with the town of Banff. Escaping this quaint town is sometimes hard but once you start to pedal south, the scenic expansive views of the Canadian Rockies await around every corner and over ever hill to keep you going south.
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