Join Peter Stetina for a journey to Nevada’s scorched desert from Lake Tahoe’s crystal waters and back.
Bike Monkey, Peter Stetina and High Fives have teamed up to create a brand new multi-stage opt-in road race. Introducing the "Road Rally", the perfect mix of competition and camaraderie. We score specific "segments" through a single day, but not the entire route from start to finish. Competing on segments is optional. The best cumulative times across all segments for the day are deemed the winners. Individual and combined segments are awarded.
We begin at the uncompromising Northstar resort just outside of Truckee, California. Our journey takes us up and over Brockway summit. There are two routes to choose from. The "Express" is a solid ride with 40 miles of beautiful lake vistas and 3,600' of elevation gain. There are no prizes for competition on the Express route.
The "Intrepid" includes the full road rally competition format of the event and several timed segments along your way. You will continue on to descend highway 50 into the stunning Nevada desert.
After rolling north through Carson and the outskirts of Reno, Nevada you will tackle the sixteen and a half mile climb over Mount Rose, 11 miles of which will be timed.
For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village atmosphere. Halfway between one of North America's coolest mountain towns and one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake Tahoe's premier luxury snowsports experience.
Just a short drive from US Interstate 80 south of Truckee, California. Northstar is easy to get to and impossible to miss.
Northstar is full of options for your family. Use the lodging code "PROSPECTOR" and save on the weekend.
Movies, dining, shopping, yoga. This place has it all. Check out the accommodations!
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Participation in the competitive element of the event is strictly optional. Should you desire to compete, just go hard when segments start (indicated with highly visible signage). 1,000 and 100 meter signs will be in place to give you a sense of where you are. You can try to do well on just one segment, or you can try and win them all. Or, you can just enjoy the ride and watch your friends suffer. It's all optional! But if you manage to crush any one segment, or do well on all of them we'll be giving out some great prizes to commend your efforts.
We don't waste any time and leave nothing on the table. Segment 1 starts almost immediately as you leave the gates of Northstar. Brockway Summit segment is a 1,000' gain over 2.8 miles.
The Sand Harbor segment begins just outside of Incline Village and is mostly flat giving advantage to bigger riders with power. Drafting will help you here. This segment is 5.1 miles with 270' of gain.
This one's for the engines. We'll have a flat segment through the Carson Desert to give the powerhouses a chance to bury the hatchet.
After you've already covered more than 60 miles the Mt. Rose climb is 4,200' and 16.5 miles. We let you warm up a bit and time the last 11 miles and 3000' to the top. It's big. Really big.
Again?! Yeah, but in the other direction. Brockway Summit is one last blow after you've done one of the biggest climbs in the region. Brockway on the return is 3.1 miles with 870' of gain.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 combined times for both men and women as well as the top 3 combined times for the the sprinter's competition.
Top 10 Men and Women regardless of age will result in a total of 20 podium spots for the overall competition which is the combined time for all five segments.
Top 3 men and women regardless of age will result in a total of 6 podium spots for the sprinter's competition which is the combined times for segments 2 and 3.
Complete your experience with a week-long camp from Truckee to Santa Rosa. King Ridge Adventures will take you there. Start at Stetina's Sierra Prospect and finish in Santa Rosa, California on a week-long trek out of the mountains and into Sonoma County's domain. Nothing is spared.
Northstar to Nevada City. 70 Miles and 5,000' of climbing. Lodge in historic Nevada City.
End in Santa Rosa.
King Ridge Foundation ride in Santa Rosa. Easy spin.