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Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps

July 11 2020
Markleeville, California, USA

Located in the stunning California Alps, the Death Ride® course covers the traditional five mountain passes. This super challenging course includes climbing both sides of Monitor Pass, both sides of Ebbetts Pass, and the final climb up the east side of Carson Pass. Cyclists will register and finish at Turtle Rock Park, located two miles north of Markleeville, CA. Ultra distance 129 miles with over 15,000 feet of climbing

Road Closures:
From 5:00am - 7:15am, the road will be closed to traffic from the Markleeville Courthouse to the junction of Highways 89 & 4. Monitor & Ebbetts Pass will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 5:00am. Monitor Pass reopens to vehicular traffic at 12:00pm. Ebbetts Pass reopens to vehicular traffic at 3:00pm.

Event Starting Times:

DISTANCE START BETWEEN
Five Passes 5:00am and 6:30am
Four Passes 6:00am and 7:00am
Three Passes 6:30am and 7:30am
Two Passes 7:00am and 8:00am
One Pass 7:30am and 8:30am

Rest Stop Hours of Operation:
Heenan (5:30am - 12:00pm) 
Top of Monitor (5:30am - 12:00pm)
Topaz (5:30am - 12:00pm)
Wolfcreek Lunch (10:00am - 3:00pm)
Scossas (9:00am - 3:00pm)
Top of Ebbetts (9:00am - 3:00pm)
Hermit Valley (9:00am - 3:00pm)
Woodsfords (11:00am - 4:00pm)
Picketts (11:00am - 5:00pm)
Carson (11:00am - 6:00pm)

Mileage and Elevation:

START/FINISH - TURTLE ROCK PARK
  Mile: 0 and 129
  Elevation: 5,501'
TOP OF MONITOR
  Mile: 15 and 35
  Elevation: 8,314'
TOP OF EBBETTS
  Mile: 55 and 70
  Elevation: 8,730'
TOP OF CARSON
  Mile: 110
  Elevation: 8,580'


Elevation Map

Cut-Off Times:

LOCATION CUT-OFF
Start    5:00am - 8:30am
Ascend Monitor from Hwy 89/4 junction 9:30am
Descend Monitor to Hwy 395 10:00am
Ascend Monitor from Hwy 395 11:00am
MONITOR PASS OPEN TO VEHICLES 12:00pm
Ascend Ebbetts Pass from Centerville (Wolfcreek) 1:00pm
Descend Ebbetts to Hermit Valley 1:30pm
Ascend Ebbetts Pass from Hermit 2:00pm
EBBETTS PASS OPEN TO VEHICLES 3:00pm
Ascend Woodfords Canyon 4:00pm
Ascend Carson Pass from Picketts 5:15pm
All riders must be off the course by 8:00pm. All cut-off times are strictly enforced.

 

 

 

 
Routes: 129 miles - 15,000 feet
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
 
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Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville, California
 
 
 
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