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Tour Divide Begins in 16 Hours – How to follow my progress

Im sitting in Banff, hoping to get my garmin all properly set up at the library. I likely won’t be tweeting as much on this trip, but you can follow me at:


or my site will be updating my location as well at: Where’s Bryce

Litespeed will be doing updates on their blog as well at: Litespeed Blog

Thank you to everyone who has helped get me to this point. Shifra, Carmichael at Cycle Bike Shop, Everyone at Litespeed, Infinit Nutrition, Kali Protectives, Cam for the new jersey design, Cindy at Arthouse, Vision Quest Coaching and all the friends and family that have offered encouragement as I dive into these crazy adventures.

Biking & Rocking for World Bicycle Relief

Tour d'Afrique Route

Tour d'Afrique Route - 7281 miles, 10 Countries, 120 days

“Chicago Ultra Endurance Athlete to Conquer Two Continents and Ten Thousand Miles. And Cal’s Bar.”

Date: Dec 10 9:00 pm add to calendar
Location: Cal’s Bar – Corner of Wells and Van Buren – Google Map

Bryce Walsh, a Chicago-based endurance athlete and coach, is set to compete in the world’s longest bicycle race – Cairo to Cape Town in the Tour d’Afrique – then follow it with the Tour Divide: the world’s longest mountain bike race, self-supported from Canada to the Mexican border along the Continental Divide.

2 continents, 10,000 miles, and a great night of music at Cal’s in support of World Bicycle Relief (www.worldbicyclerelief.org), a 501c-3 organization bringing the power of bicycles to students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs in rural Africa.

Along with surprise special guests, the evening’s entertainment includes:

  • LOINS – Collaboration of members of Penthouse Sweets and Dodge City Getouts – preview music
  • Tea and Sympathy – The band Bryce played with for 10+ years – buy/preview music
  • “Tea and Sympathy is one of the best live bands to come out of Minneapolis,”beautifully messed up and mesmerizing”. Jim Meyer, Star Tribune

$10 donation at the door earns you admission plus 10 tickets for the evening’s raffle. Every additional dollar you donate at the door earns you another raffle ticket.

Raffle prizes generously sponsored by Cal’s Bar, Infinit Nutrition, and Vision Quest Coaching include (among others):

Tour Divide Route

Tour Divide Route - 2745 miles, touches 3 countries, days unknown - current record 17 days 21 hours 10 minutes

  • 1 taste of VQ class (value $165) – more info …
  • 1 performance test with Robbie Ventura (value $300) – more info …
  • Set of cycling training DVDs by former US Postal Service pro rider, Tour de France commentator and professional coach Robbie Ventura (value $250) – more info …
  • Infinit Nog Recovery Drink – more info …
  • Infinit MUD – more info …
  • and more

If you can’t make it on 12/10 but still want to get in on the raffle and support WBR, please donate here:

Chainlink Event Page: http://www.thechainlink.org/events/walsh-biking-and-rocking-for-world-bicycle-relief

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/252156651505801/

More about the Tour d’Afrique: www.tourdafrique.com

More about the Tour Divide: www.tourdivide.org

More about World Bicycle Relief: www.worldbicyclerelief.org