Sarah Swallow just released an updated 2023 Tour Divide route map with POI resources for water, food, supplies, camp spots, critical route details, and more. Plus, Sarah and RideWithGPS teamed up to create a video that breaks down her approach to navigation and wayfinding for this year’s race. Find it all here…

Routemaker, writer, and cyclist Sarah Swallow worked with RideWithGPS to create a video documenting her approach to wayfinding, resupply, and route preparation for the 2023 Tour Divide. Learn how she organized and broke apart the ~2,700-mile Tour Divide route into manageable sections, compiling points of interest (POIs) and building out detailed resupply and services information. Watch it below, then scroll down for the map. Note that we’ve also embedded this information in our GDMBR route planning guide here.

The 2023 Tour Divide Route

Every year, race organizer Matthew Lee and Scott Morris post the official Tour Divide GPX on the Topofusion web site about two weeks before the Grand Depart. Note that the Tour Divide route is slightly different than Adventure Cycling Association’s Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, although the two are largely the same. Sarah Swallow customized the official 2023 Tour Divide route to create a readily available resource for riders that includes POIs for water, food, supplies, camp spots, critical route details, and more.

Sarah also put together a route collection breaking the Tour Divide into seven sections. You can find that here. In addition, Sarah provided access to her custom resupply cheat sheet, which details exact mile marker locations and distances between all services along each of the seven sections along the Tour Divide 2023 route. Find that here. You can also check out the original blog post by RideWithGPS here.



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