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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Ride the Wild Sierra June 25

Posted on May 30, 2016
Filed Under Bike Culture, South Tahoe Events

South Lake Tahoe’s road bicycling club, Alta Alpina, has put together four different epic bike rides on 1 day so cyclists can challenge themselves at their own pace.

Build Your Own Challenge, Kid Carson Challenge, Wild Sierra Century and the 8 Pass Challenge “The World’s Toughest Double Century” all take place June 25, 2016.

Lake Tahoe and Truckee are full of avid cyclists who love a good challenge so Alta Alpina created this new cycling event just for you. Ouch!

In order to give every rider an opportunity to set a personal goal based on his or her own individual ability, they are offering a menu of 1 to 8 passes or a loop in the foothills.

Here are your three menu choices to develop the ride of your life.  Bon Appetit!

Build Your Own Challenge – “Be as wild as your dare!”

. Start/Finish at Turtle Rock Park
. Pick one or more passes for your personal challenge
. Six Passes on the menu:

– Kingsbury Grade aka Daggett Pass (East)
– Luther Pass (South)
– Carson Pass (East)
– Blue Lakes Road
– Monitor (West)
– Monitor (East)

. Pick from one of the popular distances or choose your own combination of passes.

. Pass combinations range from 30 to 160 miles and 3600 to 17,500 of climbing. The course features fully stocked rest stops, checkpoints with water, and lunch/dinner at the finish.  Check out the interactive Ride Planner to explore ride options.

Kid Carson Challenge – “Fun in the Foothills”

If you won’t be ready to ride a pass, then this challenge, with limited elevation gain, may be the ride for you!

. Start/Finish at Turtle Rock Park
. Choose from 7, 16, or 27 mile out-and-back options.

The course features three stops with water and goodies plus lunch at Turtle Rock Park. You will start between 9:00 and 10:30 depending on the option you pick.

Wild Sierra Century – “The Hundred Mile Challenge”

. 101 miles
. 12000 feet of climbing
. Featuring these passes in the order listed:

– Kingsbury Grade aka Daggett Pass (East)
– Monitor (West)
– Monitor (East)

8 Pass Challenge – “The World’s Toughest Double Century”

This is the ultimate one day challenge and is for riders physically and mentally prepared for this adventure.

. 20,300 feet of climbing over 198 miles
. 100 miles at over 7000 feet of altitude
. The most scenic double century ever on the best pavement
. Start/Finish at Turtle Rock Park near Markleeville
. Eight Passes on the course:

ride-the-wild-sierra– Kingsbury Grade aka Daggett Pass (East)
– Luther Pass (South)
– Carson Pass (East)
– Blue Lakes Road
– Ebbetts (East)
– Ebbetts (West)
– Monitor (West)
– Monitor (East)

. The course features nine fully stocked rest stops, two checkpoints with water, and lunch and dinner at Turtle Rock Park.

. An exclusive 8 Pass Finisher Jersey will be available for purchase to those who complete all eight passes.

For more information and to build your own challenge, visit www.altaalpina.org. Have fun!

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