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Local Man to Bike the Great Divide
updated: Jun 11, 2014, 9:55 AM

By Karen Tyrrell

In July: Local Brandon Tyrrell, age 28, previous SBCC and UCSB student, volunteer at bici centro, resident of Bel Air Knolls will be Biking The Great Divide (Alberta, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico) the longest continuous mountain bike ride in the world.

The ride goes for 2,754 miles and gains 200,000 feet in elevation, the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest eight times. Brandon's tour will take approximately two months to complete. Starting his ride in grizzly territory, he will push through the rocky mountain climbs, and finish riding through the sandy trails in New Mexico.

He is raising money to to buy bikes for a Camp that serves handicap adults.

If you want to send him some tips for long milage biking you can email him at: brandontyrrell@gmail.com

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