123 miles with 14,200 feet of climbing
Death Ride • Climbs
Death Ride • Description
The Death Ride, aka Tour of the California Alps, is an epic ride in the Sierra Nevada held in Markleeville since 1980.
The course starts in Turtle Rock Park and leads over five mountain passes: Monitor Pass West and East (8,314 feet), turning around at Highway 395, Ebbetts Pass East and West (8,730 feet), turning around in Hermit Valley, and Carson Pass (8,574 feet).
Many of the only 1,500 residents of Alpine County volunteer in this event (the Skeleton Squad), which brings about 3,000 visitors to the area (the Death Riders).
Event Website: Death Ride
Death Ride • Interactive Map
Death Ride • Pictures
Steep Grade Ahead
I had an awesome time, thanks to all the volunteers.
On the descent from Carson Pass I hit 50 mph and got speed wobble, but was able to control it. The final miles I got hailed on.
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Super Centuries