One of the feature stories in the upcoming third issue of The Bikepacking Journal is a retrospective of the Tour Divide by photographer Eddie Clark (@eddieclarkmedia), who has been covering the event with unmatched dedication over the last decade. To accompany his story, we commissioned one of our favorite illustrators, Alex Hotchin (@alex_hotchin), to create a large scale map of the Tour Divide course (Great Divide Mountain Bike Route) that we’ll be printing and including with every copy of The Bikepacking Journal 03. Note that this isn’t the final version, just a teaser of the work in progress! The final printed map will be 25cm x 80cm (9.8″ x 31.5″).
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