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6th Annual Ebbetts Pass Century
August 24th, September 28, 2013

Ebbetts Pass Century Ride

Due to wildfire smoke the Ebbetts Pass Century is rescheduled for September 28, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience.

While training for the Death Ride MAS owner Aaron Johnson realized the potential for an amazing ride on the western side of Alpine County. A few phone calls later MAS and the Alpine Chamber of Commerce teamed up together to offer the Ebbetts Pass Century. This year will be the 6th Annual Ebbetts Pass Century on August 24th September 28th, 2013 and we look forward to seeing many of you enjoying the world class cycling surrounding Bear Valley, California.

Four scenic and supported rides will be held in Bear Valley located at 7000 feet in the Central Sierra Nevada along Highway 4, also know as the "California Alps".

  1. Ebbetts Pass Century - 101 miles
  2. Bear Valley Metric Century - 64 miles
  3. Bear Valley Half Century - 48 miles
  4. Stanislaus Quarter Century - 28 miles

Additional Information:

FTP MAS is a member of 1% For the Planet with pledged donations to the Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch which monitors many of the surrounding forest lands of this ride.


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6th Annual Ebbetts Pass Century - Aug. 24, 2013


This demanding century ride begins and ends in the scenic alpine village of Bear Valley at 7000 feet. Riders experience some of the best cycling in the Sierra Nevada with breath taking vistas, challenging climbs and exhilarating descents. Strategic support stations keep riders hydrated and fed with SAG support on the "24% Pacific Grade" at mile 83! At the end of the ride everybody is served a tasty meal.


1st 60 registrations gain entry into the 2014 Death Ride.* Death Ride

"The route was fantastic, support was well placed and stocked with friendly volunteers. Overall a great Sierra weekend on my bike!" (Doug Richardson - 2008)

Ebbetts Pass Century

Length: ~96 miles*
Climbing: ~11,500 feet*
Map: Course
Start/Finish: Bear Valley Adventure Co.
Start Time: 6:30-7:30 AM
Prices: $55 before August 16, 2013
$75 after August 16, 2013

* - due to unsafe road surface conditions we have modified the course to eliminate Hwy. 207 & the Bear Valley Ski Area (Aug. 21, 2013)
* - must attend the Ebbetts Pass Century to gain automatic entry to the Death Ride. Attendees will be given a 2014 Death Ride registration form in Bear Valley which will need to be filled out and returned to the Death Ride organizers.

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Bear Valley Metric Century - September 28, 2013


This "super-scenic" ride packs a lot of punch and navigates the best terrain of the Ebbetts Pass Century including Spicer Reservoir, Lake Alpine and Ebbetts Pass including the memorable 24% "Pacific Grade" at mile 52! .

Length: 64 miles
Climbing: 5900 feet
Map: Course
Start Bear Valley
Start: 8 - 9 AM

$45 before August 16, 2013
$65 after August 16, 2013


Bear Valley Metric Century

"I think that was the best 60 miles I have ever ridden! Great scenery, good roads and "REAL" climbs and descents. I'm psyched for next year."
(P. Peters - 2009)


Bear Valley Half Century - September 28, 2013


This is a scenic and enjoyable ride with a good balance of climbs and distance at altitude.

Length: 48 miles
Maps: Course
Climbing: 3950 feet
Meeting Location: Bear Valley Adventure Co.
Start: 8 - 9 AM
$40 before August 16, 2013
$50 after August 16, 2013

Bear Valley Half Century



Stanislaus Quarter Century - September 28, 2013


This is a great introduction to High Sierra cycling. Smooth descents & climbs in a scenic setting with a support station right in the middle!

Length: 28 miles
Maps: Course
Climbing: 2400 feet
Start: 8 - 9 AM
$35 before August 16, 2013
$45 after August 16, 2013

Stanislaus Quarter Century

"Thanks for offering this ride. I look forward to coming back next year and trying the next one."
(Don Larson - 2009)


Support Stations


All rides begin and end at one centralized location so a diverse group of cyclists can enjoy a day of High Sierra riding. 5 support stations are strategically positioned along the course to enable riders to stay well hydrated and fed. Afterwards all participants are treated to a tasty meal to recharge and relax with fellow cyclists.

Support stations will have a variety of food and beverages such as bananas, oranges, bagels, chips, crackers, Clif Bars, cold water, sodas and sport electrolyte drinks. Plus the Bear Valley station will provide a burrito lunch and a tasty post-ride meal for all riders.