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Tour Divide Resource

This  page contains everything you need to plan and execute a ride/race of the Tour Divide from Canada to Mexico.

The Tour Divide is over 2600 miles, starting in Banff, AB and finishes in Antelopes Wells, New Mexico on the US/Mexico border. It elevation gain and loss is over 150,000′, as it passing through two Canadian Provences and five states. The route took 4 years to map by the Adventure Cycling Association, and was finish in 1998.

The first ITT of the route was in 2005, while the first Grand Depart was in 2008 (usually held on the second Friday in June).  Only a handful of riders attended the first Grand Depart but today close to 200 brave men and women toe the line to test themselves against each other, the route, Mother Nature and most importantly, themselves.

Consisting mainly of dirt roads, double track and jeep track the Tour Divide is not overly technical but the elements, long days on the bike, and the physical and mental exhaustion make the event very difficult.

This page contains everything the One of Seven Project has that is related the Tour Divide and more. Find out how to plan and resupply, find transportation, to bikepacking resources to help you pack, stay dry or warm, and other helpful tips.

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Resources

Everything you need to plan a bikepacking trip on the Tour Divide.

 

Craig Fowler - Tour Divide - Idaho Montana State Line - Tour Divide Guide - Bikepacking

Your ultimate bikepacking guide to the Tour Divide.

MY PROVEN GEAR LISTS FROM THE TRIPLE CROWN

A detailed look at what I used on the Tour Divide, what worked and what didn’t.

IF I RODE… SERIES

In depth look at what I would bring for gear and why, if I rode the Tour Divide again.

bikepacking, pre-trip considerations
Chipotle Resupply - Tour Divide Resupply Guide
Tour Divide - Colorado - Top 5

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Checkout our bikepacking resource page for more planning help.

Tour Divide Planning Aids

Being that I’m also a Triple Crown thru-hiker I’m used to quality planning tools. After finishing the Bikepacking Triple Crown I realized bikepacking didn’t have quality planning tools available. The Project’s Planning Aids and Resources are our answer to this.

After 100’s of hours of research, 1000’s of keystrokes, more emails and phone calls than I can recall the One of Seven Project’s Tour Divide Planning Aids are done. They’re the ultimate planning resources for the Tour Divide. They contain everything you need to plan and execute your ride/ride of the Tour Divide and most of the GDMBR. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in these then it’s probably in our Tour Divide Resources.

Craig, I wanted to let you know that your bikepacking guides are incredibly well done and useful.

Jerry O.

2021 Data Sheets and Town Lists

2021 Tour Divide SOBO Data Sheet Cover bikepacking guide planning aid
2021 Tour Divide SOBO Town List Cover bikepacking guide planning aid

New for 2021 – Data created in Garmin Basecamp for more accurate information

Data Sheet includes:
  • Key POI
  • Elevation / Pop of POI
  • Mileage numbers
  • Distance to next
  • Elevation +/-
  • Avg. Grade between POI
  • Max & Min. elevation between POI
  • Pavement sections
  • Water sources
  • Bike shops
  • Resupply options
  • Important notes
  • Elevation profile
  • Finish Target Times

$20.00 + tax, Purchase SOBO here. Find METRIC SOBO version here.

$20.00 + tax, Purchase NOBO here. Find METRIC NOBO version here.

US ONLY VERSION

$20.00 + tax, Purchase SOBO here.

New for 2021- Data created in Garmin Basecamp for more accurate information.

Town List includes:
  • More key notes
  • Phone numbers added for key locations
  • Water sources
  • Bike shops
  • Elevation profile added
  • Finish Target Times added

$20.00 + tax, Purchase SOBO here. Find METRIC SOBO version here.

$20.00 + tax, Purchase NOBO here. Find METRIC NOBO version here.

US ONLY VERSION

$20.00 + tax, Purchase SOBO here.

Example of Data Sheet

2021_Tour Divide Data Sheet_EXAMPLE bikepacking guides planning aids

Example of Town List

2021_Tour Divide Town List_EXAMPLE bikepacking guides planning aids

DATA SHEET and TOWN LIST DIFFERENCES

The Data Sheet has the most info. It gives the distance, elevation +/-, average grade, maximum and minimum elevations, pavement sections, references ACA maps, bike shops, resupply options, and has key notes between two POI. Example: A and B, then B to C, and so on.

The Town List gives cumulative distances between POI. Example: A to B, A to C, A to D. The next section would be B to C, B to D, B to E, and so on. The Town List has distance, elevation +/-, resupply options, bike shops and key notes.

The Town List helps with not having to do the math to figure out how far away things are if they’re not the next POI.

2021 Mileage Charts and Elevation Gain Charts

2021 Tour Divide MILEAGE CHART Cover bikepacking guide planning aids
2021 Tour Divide SOBO Elevation Gain Chart Cover - bikepacking guide planning aid

New for 2021- Data created in Garmin Basecamp for more accurate information.

Mileage Charts:

Quickly find the total mileage between any two POI along the route.

  • Shows bike shops
  • Works for both directions.
  • Easy to read format.
  • Formatted for printing.

$10.00 + tax, Purchase here. Find the METRIC version here.

New for 2021- Data created in Garmin Basecamp for more accurate information.

Elevation Gain Charts:

Quickly find the total elevation gain between any two POI along the route.

  • Shows bike shops.
  • Easy to read format.
  • Formatted for printing.

$10.00 + tax, Purchase here. Find the METRIC version here.

2021_Tour Divide Mileage Chart_EXAMPLE bikepacking guides planning aids
2021_Tour Divide Elevation Gain Chart_EXAMPLE bikepacking guide planning aids

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