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Podcast #067 – How to ride the new Eastern Divide Mountain Bike Trail

podcast interview feature with eddie o'dea about riding the eastern divide MTB trail
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With the trails and route still being defined when Eddie O’Dea set out to become the first person to complete the new 6,000-mile Eastern Divide Mountain Bike Trail, it was sure to be an adventure.

And it was. But after almost three months, 6,223 miles, and 425,967 feet of climbing, he made the self-supported trip from Newfoundland, Canada, to Key West, Florida, on his mountain bike. In this interview, we talk about the experience, the bike and gear he used, and how in the world to plan something so ambitious.

eddie o'dea along the mountain bike route of the eastern divide trail on a bridge

You can check out the route, download details and maps, and get more info about the Eastern Divide Trail at Bikepacking.com. And check out Eddie’s cycling performance services at CycleTechniques.com. If you’d like to donate to the charity cause, head over to GeorgiaCycling.org.

And for more pics and details on his bike and the route, check out our story about his ride, too.


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