Deathride 2019

We’re pleased to be a part of the 2019 Tour of the California Alps (Deathride®) and are looking forward to seeing you at the Expo the Friday prior, on the course the day of the ride and if you come by the Sunday afterwards we can share war-stories.

Bag (aka clothing) drop info:

We’re really looking forward to handling your schweaty gear!

person looking searching clean
Photo by Gratisography on

Alas, no, we won’t wash them before sending them back your way so hopefully our intrepid postal carriers won’t be too offended by any odors that may eminate from your package. 

Of course if you pick them up while you’re here then that’s a non-issue, eh?

Okay let’s talk some serious logistics about this bag drop thing…

If you’re doing three (3) passes or more, we suggest that you buy one of our cool Cinch Packs (sackpacks, drawstring bags, whatever you want to call them) to use to climb and descend Monitor Pass. You can then fill it with the gear you need to descend both sides of the pass and then leave it before you climb Ebbett’s Pass. The bags, thanks to Totebag Factory, are of good quality, so they can be re-used for future adventures.

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, any personal belongings can be placed in the bag and then left at the junction of Highway 89/Highway 4. Our crew will on site from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to receive your bag. At 11:00 a.m. we will transport the bags to Turtle Rock Park where they will be available for pick up at the our booth until 6:00 p.m. There will be another pick up window at Turtle Rock Park (again, at the C.A.C. booth) from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., during the event clean up on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

If the bags are not retrieved during the event, you’ll be able contact us to arrange for shipping of your personal belongings.  Shipping charges will apply and your items will be shipped via USPS after payment is received.

Bag price $10.00 each (+ tax), but…

C.A.C. has a special offer for 2019 Deathride participants! Become a member ($40 per year) and the bag drop will be free!

Click here to learn about membership benefits and join today!

Just want the Cinch Pack(s)? No problem. Select the quantity you need below and click the “Pay with PayPal” button. Buying them now will save you some time on Friday – you can just give us your name and pick ’em up. If you prefer, though, you can just wait until the 12th and buy and pick up your bag in person. We’ll also have some other cool merch at our booth, including tees, jerseys, bibs and decals.

California Alps Cycling Cinch Pack

Port Authority brand with thick strings for comfort, a mesh back for ventilation, a zippered pocket for wet gear....and the best darn logo in the biz (if we do say so ourselves).


Registration/Expo hours are from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Be sure to scroll down and read the fine print before you go!

Fine print:
The Alpine Chamber of Commerce is the organizer of this ride and needs you to know that “this service will only be available for those personal belongings left in the designated bag at the 89/4 junction, with the C.A.C. crew.  If you leave personal belongings along the course and not in a designated bag, they will be picked up by our clean-up crew and may not be there when you return to retrieve them.  Our permit requires that the entire course be swept and cleaned of clothing and debris. Therefore, our cleanup crew begins on Saturday afternoon as soon as the highways re-open.  We do try and have those personal items available for pickup on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Turtle Rock Park but this is not a guarantee.”
California Alps Cycling wants you to know that our insurance guys says losses of this type aren’t covered because it’s too hard to know what was actually in the bag. So we suggest that you don’t put really valuable items (high-end lights, cell phones, GoPros, you get the idea) in there as we can’t be responsible for their loss.
With that said, we will handle your gear like it’s our own. We are cyclists too and we give a shit!
Also, keep in mind that we’ll only have a limited supply of our bags on hand and you must use one of our packs to participate in the bag drop.

2 thoughts on “Deathride 2019”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.