Ride the Divide is an award-winning feature film about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border.
I waiver back and forth between thinking of the Tour Divide as an impossible feat and a wicked MTB experience. Some days I doubt I can finish, while others I know I’ll be tough enough to stick with it until the end.
Although I first heard about this ride when I read Eat Sleep Ride by Paul Howard, I’ve always known about the award-winning documentary called Ride the Divide. I’ve yet to see it but it is available to anyone with NetFlix.
I recommend checking it out. If you do, let me in on the amount of pain and suffering I can expect!
More TDR Updates
In all honesty, I have been extremely busy with work for the past few weeks. As soon as I get home, I’m slipping into bike clothes and setting out to tackle a 40-80 km ride. Things are beginning to slow down, so starting next week, I’ll be sharing at least 1 TDR preparation post per week. I’m slowly sorting through the basics of navigation, gear, bike setup, and transportation home. As a bikepacking newbie, this means spending alot of time in the Bikepacking.net forums.