Now that you are interested, what is it? The Death Ride is a super challenging course which 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. The course is 129 miles in length with a total climb of 15,000 vertical feet.
2011 DEATH RIDE:
TOTAL RIDERS: 3,500
DAY OF EVENT RIDERS:3,068
MEN RIDERS: 2,609
MEN RIDERS: 2,609
WOMEN RIDERS: 459
TANDEM RIDERS: 13 teams
FIXED GEAR RIDERS: 3
OUT OF COUNTRY RIDERS: 13 representing: Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom
CALIFORNIA RIDERS: 2,691
OLDEST RIDER: 86 years
YOUNGEST RIDER: 11 years
RIDERS UNDER 18 YEARS: 15
RIDERS TO COMPLETE ALL 5 PASSES: 2,011 finishers (256 Women)
On 12/13/12 registration will open on a first served basis through active.com starting at 10:00am Pacific Standard Time. 3,000 entries will be available. Register, pay the entry fee and receive your confirmation all on the same day. No lottery, no waiting! Be sure to bookmark the Active.com link so you can go straight there on registration day.
Click here for registration information.
Here is a testimonial from the organizers website...
"I got on my first road bike at age 47 one and a half years ago. I couldn't pedal over a speed bump much less ride more than 10 miles. I made a decision to get better, then made a commitment to myself to do the Death Ride®. Needless to say family and friends thought me nuts. I trained as hard as I could for 6 months. I rode over 2,000 miles and climbed over 150,000 feet in preparation. I became a true cyclist! I came to the Death Ride® pretty scared! But the people were great! The volunteers awesome, the rest stops awesome! The support from the locals awesome! I completed all 5 passes and I have never been so happy to climb that last stretch over Carson and see those tents! See you next year!