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What You Need to Know About The Death Ride Saturday

The Annual Death Ride in Alpine County will Run Saturday Closing Several Recreation Highways for Several Hours

Alpine County Ca – June 9th, 2016 –  The Annual Death Ride, this iconic event is back again in Alpine County California this Saturday.  129 Miles, 5 Central Sierra Passes, and 15,000′ of climb await each rider taking on the Death Ride this year. Riders in the Death ride have trained, packed and are all set for the weekend. Their course is set!
This year’s ride returns riders to our infamous five pass course including:16drlogo
• Monitor Pass (Highway 89) 8,314 feet
• Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4) 8,730 feet
• Carson Pass (Highway 88) 8,580 feet
However for tourists and day trip adventures there are a few things you need to know for this Saturday.
One, the Death ride is a great event to go watch and experience. This is one of the hardest and craziest bike rides in the world, it is an event not to be missed.
Second, your favorite HWY passes are likely to be closed or delayed for your weekend trips.
Here is what you need to know if you are traveling to or through Alpine County on Saturday for Recreation or Travel

Road Closures on 07/09/16:

From 5:00am – 7:15am, the road from the Markleeville Courthouse to the junction of Highways 89 & 4 will be closed to vehicle traffic. State Route 89 over Monitor Pass, from the junction of U.S. Highway 395 to the junction of State Route 89/4 will be closed to all vehicle traffic, except for emergency, law enforcement and support vehicles from 5:00am – 12:00pm. State Route 4 from the junction of State Route 89 over Ebbetts Pass to Hermit Valley, will be closed to all vehicle traffic, except for emergency, law enforcement and support vehicles from 5:00am – 3:00pm. Highway 89 from Woodfords to the Markleeville Courthouse will remain open. Please adhere to posted speed zones and early morning parking crews. These closures are for the safety of the riders. Please plan alternate routes if you are arriving the morning of the ride.

Death Ride Expo:

Be sure to visit the many booths at the Death Ride® Expo. Sponsors/exhibitors will provide rider giveaways, products and services ranging from tech-support to souvenir items. The expo takes place on the Friday before and the Saturday of the Death Ride®.

Fun at Turtle Rock Park:

Come test your skills at the 18-hole disc golf course or the horseshoe pit. It’s free to play and open to all! Maps available at tee #1 by the tennis courts. Discs are available at the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce.

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