Alta Alpina Challenge 2022

June 25, 2022

Alta Alpina Challenge


Location: Turtle Rock Park
Markleeville, CA


Experience the breathtaking scenic beauty of classic Sierra roadways. Ride through wilderness areas with no traffic lights and just a few stop signs. Choose your favorite passes or pick one of six ride options. Those who complete the Alta Alpina 8 Pass Challenge earn the right to wear the exclusive 8 Pass Finisher Jersey. There are also exclusive finisher jerseys for the Classic 5 Pass Challenge and Audry’s 7 Pass Challenge.

The nature of the Alta Alpina Challenge makes it much more adaptable to virus-safety than other events. The Alta Alpina Cycling Club has taken the lead to develop new protocols and operational plans to adapt cycling activities to be virus-safe.

The route, timing, and cut-offs remain unchanged. Ride fees include food, water, and beverages at regular intervals and a post-ride meal. However, making the event safe for everyone involves a few new rules and shifting some elements of the budget to gear and supplies for virus safety. We think making these trade-offs is better than the alternatives so we’re working really hard to make this year’s ride the best it can be.

Ride/Distance/Elev. Gain

  • 8 Pass Challenge/198mi/20,300ft
  • 7 Pass Challenge/164mi/17,300ft
  • 5 Pass Challenge/135mi/16,400ft
  • Wild Sierra Century/110mi/11,000ft
  • Brush With Death/87mi/12,000ft
  • Wild Sierra Metric/64mi/5,000ft
Other Rides…