Death Ride XXXV: Tour of the California Alps

Alpine County Chamber of Commerce presents another year of one of the West’s most exciting cycling events
EP-24061_374589641036_4641010_nThe Alpine County Chamber of Commerce presents Death Ride XXXV on Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Markleeville where participants will enjoy the magnificent scenery and warm hospitality of Alpine County.

Registration takes place and the ride ends at Turtle Rock Park just north of Markleeville. The five pass ride includes 129 miles and 15,000+ feet of lung busting climbing. Riders also have the option of riding one, two, three or four passes. For safety, the first four passes will be closed at specific times to vehicular traffic. This year’s ride returns riders to the infamous five pass course that includes Monitor Pass (Highway 89) 8,314 feet, Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4) 8,730 feet, and Carson Pass (Highway 88) 8,580 feet. Five pass finishers will receive a Five-Pass Pin and be eligible to purchase an exclusive Five-Pass Finisher Jersey.

Be sure to visit the many booths at the Death Ride Expo. Sponsors/exhibitors will provide rider giveaways, products and services ranging from tech-support to souvenir items. The Expo takes place on the Friday before and the Saturday of the Death Ride.

“The Death Ride was the most physically challenging thing I have done in my life. Since I signed up in December 2012, I have been preparing for this ride. Most of my free time has been spent logging miles and climbing hills until my legs feel like Jello. But all that certainly paid off. The ride went wonderfully for me! I rode strong and steady at my own pace. I knew I would not be the best rider out there, but I passed quite a few riders, which made me feel confident that I was a strong enough athlete. “Just keep pedaling,” I told myself over and over. Twelve hours later, I had completed the Death Ride for the first time and was eating ice cream on the top of Carson Pass! The sense of accomplishment I felt was extremely satisfying!! The day was great! Plus, the scenery was beautiful, and the support the volunteers provided was exceptional! Kudos to everyone who made this ride possible for us cyclists!” – Megan Brinkmeyer

Read more rider experiences and get all the event details at deathride.com.

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