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By Micah Drew
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Bikepackers Bypass Seeley

 

Micah Drew, Pathfinder

Ben Steurbaut, the lead rider in the Tour Divide passed Seeley Lake on June 11. Steurbaut hopes to finish the 2,745-mile ride in 16 days. Riders will continue to pass through Montana for weeks to come.

SEELEY LAKE-Mountain bikers have begun to trickle past Seeley Lake. The frontrunners of the 2017 Tour Divide bike race passed the Seeley Lake airport enroute to Ovando Sunday, June 11.

The Tour Divide, billed as the hardest bike race in the world, is a single-stage, self supported mountain bike race along the Continental Divide. Riders left en masse from Banff, Canada June 9 and the winners hope to reach Antelope Wells, New Mexico in just more than two weeks.

Seeley Lake is approximately 523.5 miles into the 2,745-mile course. While the leaders rode on past, over the next few weeks many ri...



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