Ride The Divide is an inspiring journey about the world’s toughest
mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the
Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of
three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and
small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a
small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border.
Mike, a 40-year old family
man who uses this challenge to chart a new course in life; Matthew, a
leader in extreme endurance racing who’s competing for his 5th time; and
Mary, the first female rider to race this route, will set out to
accomplish what very few have been able. Over the course of a few
weeks they’ll attempt to climb over 200,000 vertical feet over the Rocky
Mountains. That’s the equivalent of ascending Mount Everest from sea
level seven times.
They’ll experience mental breakdowns, treacherous
snow, hellacious blisters, and total fatigue. Above all, they’ll race
with no support – at times in total isolation. The tests of endurance
and the accomplished moments throughout Ride the Divide prompt us to
reflect on our inner desires to live life to the fullest.
For more on this film, including the trailer, go to Ride the Divide Movie.