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Lebanon Hills is not the Continental Divide. However…

Griff Wigley and Ben OneyLast August, I blogged about former Northfielder Ben Oney riding the world’s toughest mountain bike race, the Tour Divide.

Yesterday, we met up at Lebanon Hills and, unlike the Tour Divide, took our sweet time getting around it. 

It was hardly a tune-up for Ben, as he has an ambitious ride schedule this year. See his Boney Bikes blog and this post, Events I’m Looking Forward to in 2012. Sheesh.

You can also follow Ben on Twitter.

Northfielder Ben Oney and the world’s toughest mountain bike race

Ben Witt, hosting the Ride the Divide movie Ben Witt, hosting the Ride the Divide movie Ride the Divide
Last night, Milltown Cycles proprietor Ben Witt hosted a viewing of a feature film titled Ride The Divide at the Viking Theater in St. Olaf’s Buntrock Commons. It’s about "the world’s toughest mountain bike race" called the Tour Divide, an "… ultra-cycling challenge to pedal solo and self-supported the length of Great Divide Mountain Bike Route…as fast as possible." It’s 2,700 miles from Banff, Alberta to the Mexican border.

Ben Oney and his Tour Divide Salsa Fargo, a drop-bar, off-road adventure bike Ben Oney, Tour Divide Q&A 
Earlier this summer, Northfielder Ben Oney finished 13th (80 participants) in the race on a Salsa Fargo, a drop-bar, off-road adventure bike. He hosted a Q&A session after the movie. See his old Tour Divide blog and his new Boney Bikes blog, but better yet, follow Ben Oney on Twitter.

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