Death Ride – Tour of the California Alps – July 14, 2018

This year’s Death Ride will take place on July 14, 2018.  Recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the West. Push yourself beyond limits with 129 miles of super scenic biking over 5 passes that include 15,000 feet of climbing.

For visitors to the area, please scroll down to read the road closure details.  Ebbetts Pass will be closed from 5 am to 3 pm from Hermit Valley to the Monitor Pass turn off.

General Information:

Registration for this event is closed.

Registration along with the start and end point of the ride takes place at Turtle Rock Park just north (Hwy 89) of Markleeville, California. The five pass ride includes 129 miles and 15,000+ feet of lung busting climbing. You also have the option of riding one, two, three, four or five passes. For your safety, the first four passes will be closed at specific times to vehicular traffic. See course times.

This year’s ride returns riders to our infamous five pass course including:
• Monitor Pass (Highway 89) 8,314 feet
• Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4) 8,730 feet
• Carson Pass (Highway 88) 8,580 feet

Five pass finishers will receive a Five-Pass Pin and are eligible to purchase an exclusive Five-Pass Finisher Jersey.

The event organizers will not be held responsible for those riders who ride without the proper registration/liability form on file when the Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride® takes place on Saturday, 07/14/18. This is extremely careless, dangerous and puts you and your fellow riders at great risk.

Register and get all the details at and updates on Facebook.

Road Closure Information:

From 5:00am – 7:00am, the road will be closed to traffic from the Markleeville Courthouse to the junction of Highways 89 & 4. Monitor (Hwy 89) & Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) 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. Highway 89 from Woodfords to the Markleeville Courthouse will remain open. Please adhere to posted speed zones and early morning parking crews.

Death Ride Expo:

Be sure to visit the many booths at the Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride® Expo. Sponsors/exhibitors will provide rider giveaways, products and services ranging from tech-support to souvenir items. The expo takes place on the Friday before and the Saturday of the Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride®.

Fun at Turtle Rock Park:

Come test your skills at the 18-hole disc golf course or the horseshoe pit. It’s free to play and open to all! Maps available at tee #1 by the tennis courts. Discs are available at the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce.