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.
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) - Lunch Stop
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'
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.
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Operated under special use permit on the
Stanislaus, Eldorado, and Humboldt/Toiyabe National Forests.