Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Active Times names the Going-to-the-Sun Road as one of the World's Top 10 Bike Rides

Cycling expert Ron Van Dijk, Director of European Operations for Montana-based Austin-Lehman Adventures, and a bike guide for trips in Germany, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands, has published a list of the World's Top 10 Bike Rides. The first seven rides on his list, which appears in The Active Times, are all out of Europe. The last three spots, however, are all based in the United States.

Coming in at number 8 is the 110-mile Mickelson Trail in South Dakota, while the San Juan Islands in Washington was ranked as 9th. Rounding out the top 10 is the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Here's what Ron had to say about this epic ride:
The Going-to-the-Sun Road (50 miles), Glacier National Park, Montana, USA: Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is perhaps the most exhilarating and challenging way to see one of the United States’ most precious gems. Winding around curves and pumping your legs as you crawl up the Continental Divide at Logan Pass will give you a new found appreciation of the only road that runs through the heart of Glacier. When you reach “the turning point”, stare for miles around at the jaw-dropping views in all directions, take pride in knowing you conquered the pass, and smile when you know an epic downhill is waiting for you on the other side!
To see the entire list of his top 10 rides, please click here. For more information on cycling the Going-to-the-Sun Road and other roads in Glacier, please click here.



Jeff
Hiking in Glacier National Park

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