- The route is an amazing diverse set of roads. Flat open terrain, rolling desert feel, mountain forests, dry and arid sections, as well as running water ways make up the landscape equally.
- Little pavement and lots of gravel road.
- There seems to be plenty of water on route but not pubic faucets; bring filter of sorts or plan to hump a lot from source to source. The main supply areas will be Dubois, ID and Jackson MT.
- The first and second half of the route are 2 different animals in resupply as well as terrain challenges. First half being that open flatter type terrain and the second half being that mountain terrain.
What is the Fitz-Barn Ride?
The 2014, 3rd Annual, Fitz-Barn is an unsupported ride/race from Fitzgerald's Bicycles in Victor, Idaho to Red Barn Bicycles in Hamilton, Montana.
Approximately 450 miles of dirt and gravel roads, two track, and rail trail. The terrain is varied and beautiful and will include mountain passes, sage brush highlands and everything in between.
Ride through the heart of the Yellowstone Ecosystem and large sections of the Tour Divide Mountain Bike Route.
You are responsible for your own safety, navigation and food throughout the ride. Riders must have the ability to ride long distances without assistance while carrying their own gear and food.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Scott told me there are a few straight line sections because the software didn't have the trails and roads on their system - this will make these sections a bit longer than the simple connect the dots Scott did. He thinks the ride will be about 384 miles total.