2012 Tour of the California Alps-Death Ride®

Saturday, July 14, 2012   Official Start time Determined by daylight
Turtle Rock Park Highway 89
Markleeville , CA

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Single - $120.00 + $8.80 Fee
Tandem - $240.00 + 16.60 Fee

Event Description:

It’s a rush to register for the 2012 Death Ride®! On 12/14/11 registration will open on a first served basis through active.com starting at 10:00 am PST. 3,000 entries will be available. Register, pay the entry fee and receive your confirmation all on the same day. No lottery, no waiting! Be sure to bookmark the Active.com link so you can go straight there on registration day.

No transfer policy
Observations have been made by many event riders and the Death Ride® office that some riders try to skirt the rules by either registering and not showing up, registering multiple times or selling their spot for profit. In either case, it creates a very unfair situation for the riders that wish to participate but can’t because of the lack of available registrations. It is the policy of the Death Ride® to give every registrant an equal chance at entering the event. It is a combination of the Death Ride’s® fairness policy and the significant amount of difficult registrations that force the Death Ride® to have a “No transfer policy” for the 2012 event.

Cancellations and refunds
Riders will be able to cancel their ride entry until March 13, 2012. Active.com will issue a 50% refund of your entry fee. This refund will take up to 2 weeks to process once received by Active.com. Processing fees are not refundable. Rider will have to notify the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce in writing of this cancellation on or before 5:00 pm March 13, 2012. You can email your cancellation request to info@deathride.com. If your credit card has expired your entry fee will be non-refundable.

2nd Rush Registration
On March 14, 2012, Active.com will re-open registration at 10:00 am PST to fill the cancelled spots. If you didn’t make the first round here is your chance to get in the event during the 2nd round of registration. This is not a guarantee that a 2nd rush registration event will take place.

Helpful hints for registration day
Mark the date on your calendar! Don’t miss out on this early and easy registration process and if you don’t get in during the December RUSH event – there may be another opportunity for you to participate. Check our website for updates on the possible 2nd rush registration event.

Bookmark the Active.com registration link so you can access the page quickly on registration day.

Event entry fee is $120 for single riders and $240 for tandem riders. We will not be mailing your registration/liability form in 2012. You will be picking up your form at the event. This entry fee DOES NOT include the Active.com processing fee.

If you experience a busy page or an error message, close your browser and click on the Active.com link again instead of refreshing your browser. When you see a confirmation page that means your registration was successful! You will also receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of your registration.

You will not be required to have an Active.com user profile in order to register.

Declined credit cards could decrease your chances for a confirmed spot. You will not be considered registered until your payment has been processed. Make sure that your email address will accept the confirmation email from Active.com. Spam filter and bulk mail filters have caused problems in the past with registration.

Duplicate Registrations
Duplicate registrations will be cancelled. Registration fees will not be refundable.

Registration Includes
Custom Death Ride® Five-Pass Finishers Pin (if course is completed)
Custom Death Ride® Patch
Custom Death Ride® Water Bottle
Food and Drink at Rest Stops
Give Away from Sponsors
Highway closures
Hot Showers
Law Enforcement Support
Lunch (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Medical Support
Official Participant Numbers
Post Ride Fajita Dinner and Live Music
SAG, Tech Support and On Course Communication

Registered Riders
At Check-In/Registration you will receive your rider packet which will include a bib/bike numbers and a custom Death Ride® patch. Death Ride® water bottle and additional sponsor giveaways will be at the Rider Give Away booth located inside Turtle Rock Park.

**Photo ID – please come prepared with your photo ID for check in. You will complete your registration/liability form at check-in. Registered rider must pick up their own rider packet. We will not give out packets to friends, family, spouses etc. Only one rider packet will be distributed per rider. We will be verifying your birth date and address that is on your photo ID before your packet is released.

Registered Out of County and Tandem Riders
Please come prepared with your photo ID for check in. Your bib/bike numbers will be available for pick up at the Death Ride® Office during the posted registration times. You will complete your registration/liability form at check-in. Registered rider must pick up their own rider packet. We will not give out packets to friends, family, spouses etc.

Only one rider packet will be distributed per rider. We will be verifying your birth date and address that is on your photo ID before your packet is released.

Tandem riders must check-in together at the Death Ride® Office. If you are registered as a tandem you must ride a tandem bike. Tandems will receive one bike number.

Friday, 7/13/12 (11:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Check-In/registration is at Turtle Rock Park located on Hwy 89, just 2 miles north of Markleeville. If your are unable to pick up your rider bib/bike numbers on Friday, you must inform the event organizers by 7/1/12 so that your rider packet will not be resold and will be held at the Death Ride® office to be picked up during the Limited *Saturday Morning Check-In. Notification after 7/1/12 is subject to availability. Staff will not be available for emails, faxes or phone calls after 7/1/12.

Limited*Saturday Morning Check in
Saturday, 7/14/12 – 4:00 am – 6:00 am ONLY

*To pick up your rider packet during posted Saturday times you must inform the event organizers by 7/1/12 to hold your rider packet at the Death Ride® office. If you do not inform the Death Ride® organizers by fax or email your packet will be released Friday, 7/13/12 and re-sold as a no-show spot. No show spots will not be available for sell on Saturday morning.

No-Show Spots
No-show spots will be available on Friday 7/13/12 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. $140.00 cash entry fee will apply – exact change is appreciated. There is no guarantee that no-show spots will be available.

Check to see if you are registered
Will be available after both rush events are finished. This list will not be updated with ride groups, training camps, volunteer to ride participants, tech support and sponsors.

Note to Riders
The Death Ride® management reserves the right, without the refund of any portion of the entry fee, to refuse admission to or eject any person(s) whose conduct is deemed to be disorderly, who language is vulgar or who fails to comply with these or other event rules.

Any violation of these rules by riders will result in removal from the event and any future events.

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