Longest Mountain Bike Trail in the World is Getting 400 Miles Longer


The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) was completed by the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) in 1997 and is currently the longest mountain bike trail in the world.

As it is approaching its 20th anniversary, the ACA has decided to make the trail even longer. In addition to adding an extra 400 miles, the ACA also wants to implement more user-friendly maps and add directions for northbound riders.

Currently, the route takes an average of 37 days to finish. Unpaved road accounts for 90% and 3% is singletrack. The Tour Divide Race takes place on the trail, which is a self-supported race along the entire route. The current record is 13 days, 22 hours and 51 minutes by Mike Hall!

The ACA has started a fund raising event to pay for the update.