We understand that committing to a 5,000 mile adventure can be a bit overwhelming.  Please check out the sites and resources below to get a better grasp on how to make your journey a successful one.

Mike Hall, Bikepacking Legend – “Nothing that’s worth anything is ever easy.”

Ken Chlouber, Founder of the Leadville Race Series – “You’re tougher than you think you are!  You can do more than you think you can!”

Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia –  “The word adventure has gotten overused.  For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when the adventure starts.”

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GPS File – This will give you a good idea of what the 2021 route will look like.  Route is subject to change at any given time due to the nature of unforeseen events and mother nature.   Click here for GPS.

Gear Advice, Good Conversation, and Very Knowledgeable Riders.  Joining the Tour Divide Race: Gear, Advice, Tips, Pics, Chat, Training group on Facebook can be very helpful. should be on your list.  If you’re looking at ideas for how to make your bike trail race ready, check out the 2018 Tour Divide Rigs. is a must. should be visited as well.

The internet is a deep well of bikepacking knowledge.  Keep in mind that what works for others might not work for you.  We cannot stress enough that you test your gear thoroughly before using it for the race.