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Petervary was in the midst of his 'Great Divide Ride Unearthed' when he was hit outside of Salida, Colorado.

“I’m not done with this ride yet.”

Although lying in a hospital bed, suffering from multiple injuries and facing numerous surgeries, ultra-endurance and bikepacking legend Jay Petervary is still thinking about the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

Petervary, 51, was hit by a motorist on a dirt road about 10 miles outside of Hartsel, CO on Sunday, August 27.

At the time of the accident, Petervary was over 2,000 miles into his FKT attempt on the 3,080 mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR), which begins in Jasper, Alberta, Canada and ends in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Petervary’s ride, dubbed the “Great Divide Ride Unearthed” was manyfold: in addition to trying to set a fastest known time on the full GDMBR, Petervary also hoped to educate people about the route, which was developed by the Adventure Cycling Association in 1997.


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