Long-distance "races", "divides", travel by bike constantly reinvent themselves and proliferate to the delight of lovers of the great outdoors!
Very partial overview of the routes in the long run in Europe and America. Racing or bike trip. On the road, track or trail with the presentation of the following routes:
French divide, Transcontinental race, Holyland Challenge road, Great Divide, divide, Trans Apennine Baja…
The main bike routes in the United States
Great Divide Mountain bike route
This route celebrating its twentieth year. The opportunity to redraw portions.
With the exception of the Grand basin of Wyoming, the road keeps going up and down. The altitudes are lower in Montana, while the highest passes are in Colorado before going down to the New Mexico. However, some of the hardest climbs are in Montana and the New Mexico due to the percentages of slope and the poor quality of the road. And the New Mexico, must be read to live and water due to the low number of supplies.
Departure: Banff, Bitannique Colombia, Canada
Check-in: Antelope Wells, Denver (Colorado)
Route: Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
Season: the end of the spring in the middle of autumn
Distance: 3 200 km (2768 miles)
Inclination: 200 000 feet
Plot: 70% gravel and tracks, 5% of single track, 25% of asphalted road
Number of days: 43 days for an average distance of 65 miles per day. 7 weeks of bike
The great cycling routes in Europe
Great principles of the race:
"The competitors must roll from the start to the finish line through all the required control points. »