Death Ride – Tour of the California Alps 2022

July 16, 2022

Death Ride


Location: Turtle Rock Park
Markleeville, CA


Challenge yourself to the premier cycling event in California – and celebrate our 41st year in cycling history on July 16, 2022. This year’s route offers over 14,000′ of climbing, 103 miles, and up to 6 highly categorized mountain climbs! This ride is sure to challenge you, inspire you, and leave you wanting more. Organized by Bike the West Director and Death Ride veteran Curtis Fong, the event is led by a professional team of cyclists.

The Death Ride started in 1978 when five guys decided to cycle the California Alps in one day, with just the support of friends and family following along in a vehicle. The event quickly grew to worldwide recognition in the cycling community, and is a sought-after event for those looking for a serious challenge.

Today, the ride still caters to the elite mountain cyclists, but also offers a range of challenge levels, from one pass to up to six highly categorized climbs over Monitor Pass, Ebbetts Pass, and the Pacific Grade.

Ride/Distance/Elev. Gain

  • Century/103mi/14,521ft
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