Course

Located in the stunning California Alps, the Death Ride® course covers the traditional five mountain passes. This 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.

Course Map

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Map locations are subject to change.

Elevation Map (measurements are approximate):

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Road Closures, Day of Event 07/08/2017:

From 5:00am – 7:15am, 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 (Hwy 89) reopens to vehicular traffic at 12:00pm. Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) 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.

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:

Top of Monitor (5:30am – 12:00pm)
Topaz (5:30am – 12:00pm)
Wolfcreek Lunch (10:00am – 3:00pm) – Lunch Stop
Top of Ebbetts (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Hermit Valley (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Woodfords (11:00am – 4:00pm)
Picketts (11:00am – 5:00pm)
Carson (11:00am – 6:00pm)

Mileage and Elevation (measurements are approximate):

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′
Cut-Off Times:

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 (HWY 89) 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 (HWY 4) 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.