My brother Michael and I rode the Death Ride on July 8.

The Death Ride is a one-day cycling event hosted by the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce in Markleeville, California. It is 129 miles with 16,000 feet of climbing over five mountain passes. A series of stickers is awarded at five far points of the course. Collect all five by completing the entire distance and you get a Five Pass Pin. There are cutoffs—times by which you must reach certain parts of the course. Fail to meet the cutoffs and you are not allowed to go further.

Check out the official Death Ride web site. Here is a map of the course and a chart of the elevation. And you can visit my chronicle of Death Ride 1999.

The pages to the right chronicle Death Ride 2000 in words and pictures (BikeCam™ was aboard).

Death Ride 2000