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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

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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.

Tour Divide SOBO Data Sheet Cover
bikepacking, pre-trip considerations
Chipotle Resupply - Tour Divide Resupply Guide
Tour Divide - Colorado - Top 5

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2020 Data Sheets, Town Lists, Mileage Charts, and Elevation Gain Charts

After 100’s of hours of research, 1000’s of keystrokes, more emails and phone calls than I recall the One of Seven Project’s Tour Divide Data Sheet and Town List are done. They contain everything you need to plan and execute your ride/ride of the Tour Divide and most of the GDMBR.

DATA SHEET and TOWN LIST DIFFERENCES

The Data Sheet has the most info. It gives the distance, elevation +/-, average grade, max grade, 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.

Data Sheets and Town Lists

2020 Tour SOBO Divide Data Sheet and Town List

Tour Divide SOBO Data Sheet Cover
Tour Divide SOBO Town List Cover
2020 Data Sheet includes:
  • Key POI
  • Elevation / Pop of POI
  • Mileage numbers
  • Distance to next
  • Elevation +/-
  • Avg. & Max Grade between POI
  • Pavement sections
  • Water sources
  • Bike shops
  • Resupply options
  • Important notes
  • Elevation profile
  • Finish Target Times

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

2020 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 here. Find METRIC version here.

Example of Data Sheet

2020 Tour Divide SOBO DATA SHEET EXAMPLE

Example of Town List

2020 Tour Divide SOBO TOWN LIST EXAMPLE

2020 Tour NOBO Divide Data Sheet and Town List

Tour Divide NOBO Data Sheet Cover
Tour Divide NOBO Town List Cover
2020 Data Sheet includes:
  • Key POI
  • Elevation / Pop of POI
  • Mileage numbers
  • Distance to next
  • Elevation +/-
  • Avg. & Max Grade between POI
  • Pavement sections
  • Water sources
  • Bike shops
  • Resupply options
  • Important notes
  • Elevation profile
  • Finish Target Times

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

2020 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 here. Find METRIC version here.

Example of Data Sheet

2020 Tour Divide NOBO DATA SHEET EXAMPLE

Example of Town List

2020 Tour Divide NOBO TOWN LIST EXAMPLE

Mileage Chart

Tour Divide MILEAGE CHART Cover
2020 Mileage Chart:
  • New Cleaner Look
  • Shows Bike Shops
  • Works for both directions.
  • Quickly find the distance between any two points along the route.

$9.99 + tax, Purchase here. Find the METRIC version here.

2020 Tour Divide Mileage Chart EXAMPLE

Elevation Gain Charts

2020 Tour Divide SOBO Elevation Gain Chart Cover
2020 Elevation Gain Chart:

Quickly find the total elevation gain between any two POI along the route.
  • Easy to read format.
  • Formatted for printing.
  • Currently based off the 2019 10k GPX track.

$9.99 + tax, Purchase here. Find the METRIC version here.

2020 Tour Divide SOBO Elevation Gain Chart Example

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