Reviewed By: Linda Gryczan on 8/11/18
It is worth investing in the new maps for the many, many updates. Having just finished riding the GDMBR from Banff to Helena, I found the new maps easier to follow. The new icons mark significant points with a circled letter, made it much easier to locate myself. North & South directions are great. Often I was able to conserve my GPS battery and just go with the cue sheets. The only concern I have is the amount of single track in Canada. Personally I loved it (at least until my bear encounter). It was wonderful riding for those of us who are experienced single track riders traveling light. As I headed south of Sparwood on the Elk Valley Trail, I found most others taking the highway. I think most riders would be best served with a choice of single track and back roads. Those who aren't up for so many kilometers of trails, could take a gravel alternative instead of heading for the highway.