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July 13, 2007

Death Ride, Downieville Classic

Filed under: General MTBGuru stuff — mtbguru @ 7:47 am

A busy weekend is coming up here in Northern California: the Tour of the California Alps, aka the Death Ride, is starting tomorrow morning early in Markleeville. A bit later and a hundred miles from it the Downieville Classic mountain bike race will be on. Two great events to look forward to.

Last year’s Death Ride course (same as this year’s) is shown below. Check out the trip page for GPS or KML data of the ride!

3 Responses to “Death Ride, Downieville Classic”

  1. Matt Says:

    I’ve got to try that one sometime. I was also interested in the Son of Death Ride they held 2 years ago, but looks like that one is finished.

  2. mtbguru Says:

    Matt, there seems to be a website and a date (August 25,2007), but that ‘Ride status: on hold’ notice doesn’t bode well indeed…

  3. mtbguru Says:

    Btw, nice about the Death Ride is that except on the final climb and descent the roads are closed for traffic.
    Because of the out-and-back nature of the course, you still have to deal with bike traffic in two directions, but on the east side of the Monitor Pass (first descent), you can really fly…

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