GRIZZLY TOUR: 2.700 MILES FROM CANADA TO MEXICO ALONG GDMBR!
This time we decided to challenge our limits. The 11 of July we will fly to Canada to cycle along amazing Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, the most recognized and important off-pavement cycling route in the world.
The route crisscrosses the Continental Divide from north to south starting in Banff, Alberta, Canada and finishing at the US/Mexico border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. This route is defined by the word “remote.” Its remoteness equates with spectacular terrain and scenery. The entire route is basically dirt-road and mountain-pass riding every day. It’s approximately 2,700 miles long with over 200,000 feet of elevation gain and loss. Colorado’s Indiana Pass, at 11,910 feet is the highest point on the route.
We will face this adventure in total autonomy, without any assistance or support car. Overnights will be mainly camping into the wilderness.
Ramona Lonzola and Simona Pezzano, two good friends and videomakers, will travel with us… Of course they will cycle as well!
Our goal is to tell the stories of the great female explorers and adventurers of the past. We grew up believing that the great explorers were just men, that women should be home to take care of their children and deal with domestic work. But it’s not like this: in 1.700 Jeanne Barré circumnavigated the globe disguised as a man, in 1.800 Annie Londonderry was traveling the world by bike and Amelia Earhart by plane.