The guidebook, which accompanies the Great Divide maps, contains suggested riding distances, campsites, historic and natural history. By Michael McCoy & the Adventure Cycling Association. Last revised in 2013.
Mostly dirt roads, a little pavement, some single track, and 100% adventure await on the great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Canada to Mexico. Cyclists dream of and plan for this life-list trip that starts in Banff, Alberta and rolls through 2,745 miles of wild mountainous beauty all the way to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Michael McCoy and the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) provide a segmented route guide for you to follow in its entirety or section ride to suit your schedule and stamina. This fully updated edition provides the information you need to stay on route and find food, water, bike supplies, and shelter (camp or stay in small-town accommodations) over the entire adventure.
Updated content in the 2nd edition (2016) includes info on the 254 miles in Canada (begining in Banff - Antelope Wells) that were recently added to the route (with maps and photos), as well as changes and additions to the evolving trail, new resources to access on your trip, and new and revised maps.
This book lays out a very doable plan for riding and enjoying the Great Divide. The author provides information on the topography without sounding dire about every mountain pass one will ride over! He also shares interesting history and stories along the route which enriches the adventure of the ride. A big thank you to Michael McCoy for his part in developing the Great Divide route, and for writing a book to complement it.