The Death Ride is a very well supported and challenging ride in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains approximately 30 miles southeast of South Lake Tahoe. Please see our Death Ride Climb Page for all the details and information you will need to prepare for and succeed at the Death Ride.
Length: 123.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 15,740'
This is not a race and riders/climbers may climb as many or as few passes as they wish. The event is grueling, but the support exceptional and with 3,500 riders spread out over the course (many leaving before dawn), you are always around or near someone during the ride.
The slideshow above, and links below, include the Climb Page for each of the 5 Death Ride climbs - we have provided detail for each of the 5 climbs and also charted courses for 10 variations of the ride on our Death Ride Climb Page also accessed above and linked below. The 10 routes give you the option of 2, 3, 4 or The Whole Shebang, together with the detail and statistics for each segment.