Missoula, Mont. – Cyclists planning to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in Canada this year have been advised by the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA)—which developed and maintains the route—to change their plans.
Reports have been coming in of washed-out bridges, destroyed roads and fast-moving rivers and creeks due to extensive flooding and flood damage throughout the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, making those sections of the route dangerous for cyclists, warns the ACA.
Cyclists still intent on traversing the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route are advised to remain on the nearly 2,500 miles of off-pavement riding available on the U.S. portion of the route—with the exception of two wildfire closures in New Mexico. For more information, maps and flood and wildfire alerts, cyclists can check the Great Divide Mountain Bike route on the ACA website.