Tour Divide Ride
The race begins in Banff (Alberta, Canada), proceeds through the Rocky Mountains and ends in Antelope Wells (New Mexico, USA).
It is a single stage, self supported mountain bike race over a distance of 2745 miles and is arguably the toughest bike race in the world. The race starts on 8th June 2012.
The challenge of the race lies not only in its distance and the difficulty of the terrain: racers must also be entirely self-supported for the duration of the race, are required to bivouac trailside.
They must be prepared to ride for distances of up to 180 miles per day for up to 20 hours per day until they complete the route. At the finish line racers will have climbed more than 200,000 ft.