On June 8th, this astounding yearly race begins again. I just found out that the DVD is now available from Netflix, either as a physical in-the mail- DVD, or as an Instant download format.
Appleton Ridge’s Stephen Gleasner completed the race in 2008. This year, my next door neighbor, Andy Hazen, is planning to be the second rider from Maine to finish as well. Starting in Banff, Canada, and ending at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Great Divide mountain bike race extends 2,700 miles along the Continental Divide. This scenic documentary follows three determined cyclists, from the 2008 race, attempting the grueling ride.
Gleasner appears in the pack at the start. He has also written a story about his experience in the excellent short story “Chasing Mary” in Cordillera- Literature from the World’s Toughest Bike Race.