The Continental Divide Bike Route Challenge, by ‘Cycle 5 To Survive’ is a thrilling and meaningful virtual cycling event that not only promotes fitness but also supports global charitable causes. Here’s how it works:
- Route and Experience: Embark on a virtual journey along the Continental Divide, starting in Banff, Alberta, and ending at the Mexico border.
- Supporting Charities: Your participation in the event means more than just a personal achievement; it’s a direct contribution to five global charities under the Cycle 5 To Survive initiative. 100% of all funds raised – encompassing registration fees, your personal donations, and any additional fundraising efforts – are entirely allocated to these charities. Every cent you contribute makes a tangible difference in supporting these vital causes.
- Interactive Engagement: As you reach milestones along the route, you’ll receive unique photos and videos from those specific locations, making your virtual ride more immersive and rewarding.
- Tracking and Rewards: Keep track of your journey using an interactive map. As you hit various checkpoints, you’ll earn digital badges and even have the chance to win exciting prizes.
- Join the Community: You’re not alone in this challenge! Virtually join forces with fellow cyclists, including PL and Kristen, sharing in the communal spirit of this adventure.
- Be Epic: This cycling series will consist of five epic international rides over five years. The Continental Divide is the first ride. Can you complete all five routes, one per year, between 2024 and 2029? Sneak Peek: Your 2025 cycling challenge will be the 7,000 km European Divide trail.
This challenge is more than a cycling event; it’s an opportunity to combine your passion for cycling with a commitment to making a difference globally. Sign up and join cyclists from around the world today.
Take The Challenge
Embark on an international cycling adventure from the comfort of your hometown with the Cycle 5 To Survive Challenge. This virtual event allows you to experience the iconic Continental Divide route without the need to travel. Here’s how you can join and what to expect:
- Take The Challenge:
- Full Route (4300km): Virtually complete the entire route within a year.
- Participation Methods:
- Cycle in your local community or on a stationary bike at your home or gym.
- Track your rides and progress using the Explorer Series Fitmap App, compatible with all leading fitness devices.
- Experience enhanced engagement with GPS tracking and regular on-course video and photo updates.
- Solo and Group Participation:
- Open to individuals, groups, clubs, and corporate teams.
- A great opportunity to involve friends or coworkers for a shared cycling challenge.
This unique challenge combines the thrill of cycling with the convenience of local participation, making it an accessible and exciting way to experience one of the world’s most famous cycling routes.
Track Your Activities
You’ll be able to automatically track all of your activities on our mobile iOS or Android app which integrates with all leading fitness trackers and smartwatches. No manual recording of time or distances needed. Just click and go.
- GPS Tracking & Offline Maps
- Integrations with 9+ fitness apps and watches
- Apps for both iOS and Android
- Integration with Microsoft Teams for groups or corporate events
How It Works
The Cycle 5 To Survive Challenge supports five diverse charities, each with unique missions in various countries. These charities collaborate under the C5TS initiative, enhancing their global influence and creativity. This collective effort aims to raise $500,000 for each charity over five years, fostering significant global impact and demonstrating the power of unified action.
Learn about each charity – click the logos below
Schedule: Rolling Start Date
The Challenge officially begins on July 1st, 2024. You can sign up for this event anytime from February 9, 2024, to June 30, 2025. Once you sign up, you will have 12 months to finish your Challenge depending on which distance you’ve signed up for. If you sign up after July 1st, 2024, your challenge timeline starts on the day you register.
From Signup to Success: Navigating Your Challenge
Browse the Explorer Series website to pick your favourite Challenge. When you’re ready to register, we’ll direct you to RaceRoster.com to sign up. Then, once your Challenge start date arrives, you’ll use the Fitmap app to record your activities and access all the necessary details, routes, and maps.