By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

Adventurous French family tackles Tour Divide ride


August 31, 2023

Jean Pocha, Pathfinder

Agathe, age 6; Antoine, age 8, Anna, 7 months, Marion Duplan and Julien Bonin enjoying Ovando en route to the rest of North and South America.

A French family of five pedaled into Ovando on Monday, Aug. 14 during their bicycle tour from Calgary to the Grand Tetons along the Great Divide bike route. Only three of them pedaled, as one rode in a special seat on the front of dad's bike and the baby rode in a baby backpack on mom's back.

"In France, the Tour Divide is a famous bike ride," Julien Bonin said about their decision for the ride. "We are firefighters at home and like the exercise."

Six-year-old Agathe sits on a Gekko adaptive seat with pedals that link back to the main pedaling system on her dad Julien's bike. When Julien ne...

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