Tour Divide 2021 Grand Départ

Tour Divide 2021 Grand Départ

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Tour Divide is a ultra-cycling challenge to pedal solo and self-supported the length of Great Divide Mountain Bike Route as fast as possible. The Tour Divide challenge is simple: Race the rooftop of North America by mountain bike; travel self-supported along all 2,745 miles of Adventure Cycling Association’s Great Divide Mountain Bike Route; keep moving and be moved; exist well outside one’s comfort zone in tackling a cross- continent bikepacking odyssey; finish as fast as possible without cracking.The route follows the Continental Divide and is 90% off-pavement using high-quality dirt roads, gravel roads, trails, and a few short sections of unmaintained tracks.

The 2021 Tour Divide will be a border to border race due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

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In the Tour Divide, the race clock runs 24 hours a day and the riders are allowed no outside support other than access to public facilities such as stores, motels, and bike shops. 

The overall record time to complete the Tour Divide is 13 days, 22 hours, and 51 minutes and was set in 2016 by British endurance racer Mike Hall.


Men: Mike Hall – 2016 – 13:22:51
Women: Lael Wilcox – 2015 – 15:10:59

The Tour Divide has been raced and completed on both single speed bicycles and tandem bicycles. 

Women: Alice Drobna (Single Speed) – 22:06:36

The race, which has neither entry fees nor prizes, usually starts in the second weekend of June.

The Official website is rarely updated adding to the mystique of the race Tour Divide