This morning, 46-year-old Eddie O’Dea rolled out of Cape Spear, Newfoundland, to pedal to Key West, Florida, on the 5,960-mile Eastern Divide Trail, a route that’s nearing completion with four of the eight segment guides published on our site. Eddie is a professional bike-fitter from Homewood, Alabama, co-founder of the Georgia Cycling Association, and is an accomplished ultra-endurance cyclist who has held course records on Trans North Georgia (TNGA), Huracan 300, and Stagecoach 400 routes. Eddie is using this journey to increase awareness of Georgia Cycling and raise funds for Georgia’s youth mountain biking non-profit.
Eddie is riding the Rodeo Labs Flannimal shown above. This bike was kitted out specifically for this trip with a SRAM AXS X01 drivetrain, 27.5 x 2.2″ tires, and a full set of Rockgeist bags. Since the photo above, Eddie made a few modifications that you can see in this post’s main photo. Follow Eddie on the Trackleaders map below and scroll down to learn more about the project.
Learn more about Eddie’s ride at GeorgiaCycling.org—where you can make a donation to Eddie’s cause—and find links to the four published Eastern Divide Trail segments below. You can also learn about the status of the entire route here.
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