Alta Alpina Challenge

Enjoy the beauty of cycling the Northern Sierra Nevada mountains. Alta Alpina combines the beautiful backdrop of the Wild Sierra and challenges riders to complete a ride of their choosing. The pinnacle of the Alta Alpina Challenge is the “8 Pass Challenge – The World’s Toughest Double Century”, a ride that covers 20,300 feet of climbing and rolls over 8 Sierra Nevada mountain passes. This is one of Robert’s favorite rides, and we look forward to meeting any participants of this event.

“The Alta Alpina Cycling Club, a 501 (c) non-profit corporation, is hosting its’ annual fund raising event, the Alta Alpina Challenge, on Sat., June 28, 2014. This epic event allows cyclists to explore the Eastern Sierras near Lake Tahoe, beneath majestic snow-capped mountains, on smooth scenic roads running along rushing rivers, all while breathing clean crisp air.

Route options exist for cyclists of all abilities. Participants can choose from typical metric and century routes, or opt to build their own ride! Choices range from a rolling foothills ride bordering bucolic Carson Valley to climbs of one or more Sierra mountain passes. OR join elite international cyclists who will be tackling another option: “The World’s Toughest Double Century”, a sanctioned California Triple Crown ride.

This is a small (499 rider limit), safe, sane, but spectacular event with famously strong support. Frequent rest stops with food and refreshments, roving assistance vehicles, a delicious post-ride dinner, and a unique personalized bib suitable for framing are just some of the offerings.

More information and online registration is available on the web at: Or phone AACC at 877-845-BIKE.”

Alpina Alta Challenge - Endurance Road Cycling