Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tour of the California Alps - Death Ride 2008

For those of you that are interested in participating in "The Death Ride" for 2008, registration started yesterday 12DEC07 and will end on 29FEB08. As you know this is a lottery system registration and the event is limited to 2800 riders and will take place on 12JUL08.

Last year when I registered for the ride, I registered my wife and myself. We got both entries. Since my wife did not want to do the ride, transferring or selling the ride entry to someone else was not an issue. There are lots of people just wanting to do this ride so if you need to give up an entry, it will not be an issue.

Also, the best place to stay for camping that is close to the start is Grover Hot Springs State Park. The campgrounds fill up fast especially on the days leading up to the ride date. The earliest date you can make reservations for a campsite is on January 2, 2008. If you are serious about participating and plan on camping, make your campsite reservations on January 2nd (THIS IS NO JOKE!) at Reserve America . State parks allow max 8 persons per site. What is nice about this campground is reservations can be site specific. (you choose your site vs having one assigned to you when you get there. Site designated as a type "1" are for tents and type "2"s accommodate trailers/RVs max length 24ft. I usually get a type 2 site in the lower section of the campground in the 50s, 40s or 60s. I plan to get there on July 6th and will bring my bike tools and stand for those who will need to do last minute repairs/adjustments.

If I do not max out on headcount at my site, I will offer other Siclistas a place to pitch a tent at my site, but right now, its too early to tell.

6 comments:

Jack Ibagbaga (also known as) Batillog said...

I just registered for 3. Let's see what happens.

Manny Dex(strose) said...

Bob, two's a charm for u! (i assume this will be your 2nd Death Ride!)..i'll check it out. -m.

BobbyG said...

Manny, actually no I have done this ride at least 8 times. I just took a 12 year break before I attempted it again this year.

Manny Dex(strose) said...

wow..well kudos 2 u my friend..i wuz introduced 2 the death ride a couple years ago by a friend of mine Dwayne who himself did it once..if i do go i'll have 2 do some hard core long climbs w u and johnS (i assume he's coming again?)

Manny Dex(strose) said...

p.s. i've just registered.

JohnnyBoy said...

I'll be there but will be just watching the suffering this time instead of suffering myself :P