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July 13, 2012
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Death Ride today in Alpine County

With a name like Death Ride, it has to be fun, right?

That's what past participants of the Annual Tour of the California Alps Death Ride said this week ahead of the 129-mile road bike ride, which includes five mountain passes and more than 15,000 feet of climbing.

The 32nd iteration of the ride takes place Saturday on roadways just south of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The full ride climbs both sides of Monitor Pass, both sides of Ebbetts Pass and the east side of Carson Pass. Participants have the option of doing anywhere from one to five of the …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 14, 2012 05:50PM Published Jul 13, 2012 09:33PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.