Itʼs the most difficult mountain bike race in the world.
It travels along long dirt roads and jeep trails that wind there way through forgotten passes,
along the continental divide. Beginning in Banff, Canada and ending on the
Mexico border town of Antelope Wells, divide racers must endure weeks of
consecutive 16+ hours in the saddle and must bring other skills to the trail.
The route travels through remote backcountry where the largest density of
grizzly and mountain lions in North America. Intervals between services are
frequently 100+ miles between services and demand calculated food/water
resupply, OR ELSE! Riders must also find shelter each night or bivouac
trailside. By routeʼs end, a thru rider will climb 200,000 feet of vertical
equivalent of summiting Mt. Everest from sea level 7 times. Itʼs no wonder
National Geographic Magazine listed the race as one of the great
adventures of a lifetime.
To see what part of the country Scott and the other racers are go to trackleaders.com/tourdivide
if he's not moving, yell "get out of that warm sleeping bag and start riding!"
WHEN: June 13th, 8 AM
WHY: With the support of Scottʼs wife (Carol) and his 4 daughters (Lynneal, Elyse, Addy, and
Marissa) we are raising donations a special cause:
It started in 2008 as an independent fundraiser for juvenile diabetes
research foundation to aid in their continued research efforts in
finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. TeamUp4Type1 wants to get
families living with this disease connected and aware that disease
cannot impede dreams and that a healthy and active life is still
possible for families even with a type 1 diagnosis. TeamUp4Type1 has raised and donated over
$6500 to JDRF and has hosted two mountain bike skill clinics for children. it is exciting to say
that more is planned with the ongoing support of our volunteers and sponsors. Look for more
mountain bike clinics to come soon. check out the story of 2010 women's tour divide winner
Cricket Butler and and her son Grayson who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
We would greatly appreciate ANY amount to this great charity.