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Corinne and Matt have been so supportive of Scarecrow's adventures as they were happening... they became a very integral piece of Scarecrow's journey as he traveled through Colorado, connecting him with their family as a contact of information and assistance if needed while in the area.
Corinne was the person who contacted channel 12 news and had them cover Scarecrow's arrival home from the CDT, and on a sweeter note, was the creator of the delicious cookies we gave out at Scarecrow's sendoff party. You can check out her amazing work by clicking HERE.
So, Matt's love of cycling and Teddy's love of hiking has brought them to this adventure called "Ride the Divide." The best way for you to truly understand what this is about is to check out the documentary - you can CLICK HERE to find out more information.
There is nothing ordinary about this bike ride. This trail, which is known as The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, or GDMBR, is a long distance, off-road bicycle touring route from Banff, Canada that extends 2,768.4 miles down to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. It follows the Continental Divide Trail as closely as it can, and actually crosses over it 30 times. The terrain is 90% unpaved roads and trails, but does not require advanced mountain bike riding skills. The trail will take them through mostly undeveloped areas of the Rocky Mountains. Most cyclists travel southbound and the average time to complete the route range from six to ten weeks.
You can imagine that a hiker would need a little more than a pair of good boots to have success here. We have Matt to thank for the awesome score of Scarecrow's new wheels that will take him on this amazing trip. A solid, dependable bike can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars! I nearly dropped when we began researching bikes for this trip. Matt came through BIG TIME and hooked Teddy up with a guy who was selling his bike for an upgrade - they went together yesterday on the ferry to Connecticut to get it. I am so grateful for this find, as we did NOT have to break the bank to obtain his new wheels. THANK YOU MATT!!
|Scarecrow's new wheels :)|
|Dream Team of the Homestead|
As always, we appreciate everyone's love, support and interest in this amazing adventure. This truly would not be possible for these guys without our support and love. I want to give a huge shoutout to Corinne and her boys, Shea and Brendan - I am so proud of you for your instant "all in" attitude! I think between our families, we will ALL enjoy the journey of Matt and Ted's Excellent Adventure!
I look forward to being by your side while this dream unfolds for our guys!!
Until Next Time,
The Thruhiker's Wife