After completing the bikepacking triple crown, I decided to make this Tour Divide Planning Guide (GDMBR). The triple crown taught me a lot and I want to share that knowledge with others. The process of planning a trip of this kind can be time consuming and stressful.
I can’t empathize how important planning is and how greatly it can effect the outcome of your race/tour. The more work you do before hand and information you have available to you during the race, the better off you’ll be. Bottom line, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
I’ve taken everything I learned on and off the Tour Divide (CTR and AZT), and put it into this 7 Step Planning Guide to racing/touring the Tour Divide (GDMBR). Hopefully anyone planning a race/tour of the route can get almost all the information they need from this post, accompanying posts, and external links provided below.
I might have done most of the leg work for you, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing your own deeper research to better your chances and improve the outcome of your trip even further. I am human and might have missed something. If I did let me know and I’ll add it or make a correction. Thanks!