The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: An epic 75-day, 2,500-mile self-supported border-to-border dirt ride from Canada to New Mexico, with 27 crossings of the Continental Divide and thousands of vertical feet of quad-killing climbs.
When to go: June
Travel advisory: The outfitter requires previous mountain-bike touring experience. Riding a loaded bike 40 miles per day on dirt demands far more strength and technique than either road-touring or unladen mountain-biking.