We rode the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route by bicycle, August 5 to September 27 2007 (54 days on the GDR). We then rode for another five days to Tucson, where we picked up a rental car and drove home. aka Great Divide Route or GDR.
When we were preparing for this trip, we read many other GDR trip reports in order to glean useful information. Based on our experiences, we have created this blog to help other people plan their own GDR trips. We hope it is useful to you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post a comment and we will try to respond.
This blog does not include the notes we posted while we were on the road about the progress of our trip. If you are interested in that, you can find it at gdr07.blogspot.com
Very briefly about us... We are 48 and 58 years old. We have nearly 80 years of off-trail wilderness backpacking experience between us. We both use bicycles to commute to work and ride around town. Amy took 4 self-supported bike tours as a teen-ager, but not since then. Jim has never taken a bike tour. Prior to this trip, we had no mountain biking experience at all - we bought new bikes for this trip, and started riding the local fire roads a month or two before we started the GDR.
Good luck, we hope you decide to ride the GDR and if you do, have a great trip.
Amy Lauterbach & Jim Yurchenco, Palo Alto, CA
And Rickson Sun, who was with us for two weeks from Banff to Helena