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Alta Alpina 8 Pass Challenge

June 30 2018
Markleeville, California, USA

Come experience the beauty of the Northern Sierra Nevada mountains and Lake Tahoe area at Alta Alpia Cycling Club's annual ride.  Alta Alpina Challenge:  Riding the Wild Sierra offers a ride for everyone.  From the Family Foothill Ride to the Metric, Century, or Double Century, there is a distance for every level of cyclist.  The Build Your Own Ride is another option where you choose the passes you would like to try.  This is a ride organized and put on by cyclists.  We have many well-stocked sag stops with friendly volunteers.  Lunch and dinner are included as well as a Challenge Tshirt and personalized bib number.  The bib commerates the climbs you have finished with a colorful sticker of each pass.  Come enjoy the smooth, low traffic roads with zero traffic lights.  499 rider limit ensures you will have plenty of elbow room to ride!

Registration is now open and Early Bird pricing available until February 1, 2016.  Please go to the website at for all the details.  For any questions, please email us at  or leave a message at 877-845-2453.

Routes: 15, 19, 37, 64, 110, 134, 198 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Entry Limit: 499 riders
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary

8 Pass (or any 7 passes) start time choices:  3:30 am, 4:00 am, 4:30 am, 5:02 am 5:30 am

5 Pass (or any 5 or 6 passes)  start times:  6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00

Wild Sierra Century:  6:00 - 7:00

Wild Sierra Metric:  7:00 - 8:00

Foothill Fun Ride:  8:00 - 9:00


Early Bird prices valid until February 1:

8 Pass (or any 7) - $110

5 Pass (or any 5 or 6) - $100

Wild Sierra Century (or p to 4 passes) - $65

Wild Sierra Metric - $65

Foothill Fun Ride - $30

What's Included?

Challenge T-shirt, lunch, post-ride dinner, sag and personalized rider bib all included in entry fee.

Packet Pickups

Registration and packet pick-up at Turtle Rock Park on Friday,, June 24 starting at 4:00 p.m.  Located at  Turtle Rock Park, 17300 State Route 89/4, Markleeville, CA  96120.

Prize / Race Categories

No racing categories.

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Turtle Rock Park, 17300 State Route 89/4, Markleeville, CA 96120
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