The Great Divide Mountain bike route is a 2745mile off road mountain bike route running from Banff in Canada down the length of the Rocky Mountains to the US/ Mexico border. It crosses the watershed Divide many times along the way and seeks out old forest roads, high mountain passes and dirt tracks less travelled.
The route was established in 1998 and since 2005 the Tour Divide grand depart has been held every year on the second Friday in June. It was one of the original bike packing races and has developed into one of the most prestigious events on the bike packing calendar. The current course record is held by the late Mike hall, 13days 22hours 51 minutes, set in 2016.