The Ride

In 2015 Racer Sportif is organizing a solo rider (category 50+) to complete the Tour Divide to raise awareness and funds for the Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada.

The Tour Divide is an ultra-marathon mountain bike ride across the Continental Divide and draws athletes from around the world. It is one of the best known and the longest endurance mountain bike races in the world.  This annual transcontinental bicycle ride begins in Banff, Canada and spans 4,418 kilometres, ending in Antelope Wells, a remote border crossing on the New Mexico/Mexico border.  Unlike traditional mountain bike races, the Tour Divide has no formal start time or date, riders tackle the distance as an endurance race against the clock.  This ride is completely unsupported therefore each rider has to be totally self-sufficient and carry all the necessary equipment and supplies to tackle the distance.  Alone.  Each rider is tracked via satellite and must adhere to the prescribed route without deviation.

The ride will take approximately 20 days and will entail over 200,000 feet of vertical climbing – that’s the equivalent of summiting Mount Everest 7 times, from sea level!

You can follow Paul’s progress here.

You can donate to Paul’s effort by clicking here.   In the Tribute section, select “In Support of” and type:  Ride the Divide/Paul Millar

 

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