The REV Epic

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Stage 1- 100 miles (160 km) with 10,000 feet (3,000 meters)

Stage 2- 100 miles (160 km) with 10,000 feet (3,000 meters)

Stage 3- 100 miles (160 km) 15,000 feet (4600 feet)

Stage 4- 91 Miles (145 km) 13,600 feet (4145 meters)

Stage 5- 120 miles (193 km) 15,500 feet (4720 meters)

Stage 6 – 100 miles (161 km) 12,000 feet (3660 meters)

Stage 7- 100 miles (161 km) 15,700 feet (4785 meters)

Stage 8 – 136 miles (218 km) 16,700 feet (5090 meters)

Stage 9 – 152 miles (244 km) 17,500 feet (5334 meters)

Stage 10 154 miles (248 km)  17,000 feet (5182 meters)

Total for the REV Epic – 1143 miles (1840 km) 143,000 feet (43,586 meters)

Stage 1- 100 miles (160 km) with 10,000 feet (3,000 meters)

Bridgeport to Dardanelle and returning to Bridgeport.

Major climbs:

Sonora Pass 9,624 feet  (2933 meters) from the East and the West 2nd Highest Pass in California

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/338558141

100 miles (160 km) with 10,000 feet (3,000 meters)

Stage 2- 100 miles (160 km) with 10,000 feet (3,000 meters)

Bridgeport to Yosemite National Park

Leaving from Bridgeport you will go over a warm-up climb that leads you to Lee Vinning.  You will then climb up from the East side of  Tioga Pass 9,945 feet  (3031 meters) the highest pass in California. Descend then return on climbing the West side of Tioga Pass.

Major Climbs: Tioga Pass East and West

Stage 3

From Bishop

Major climbs http://connect.garmin.com/activity/50505346

100 miles (160 km) 15,000 feet (4600 feet)

Stage 4-91 Miles (145 km) 13,600 feet (4145 meters)

White Mountain Century  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3825620

Stage 5- 120 miles (193 km) 15,500 feet (4720 meters)

Onion Valley, Horseshoe Meadow, Whitney Portal Century http://connect.garmin.com/activity/346183985

Stage  6– Shirley Sherman Century http://connect.garmin.com/activity/38053100

100 miles (161 km) 12,000 feet (3660 meters)

Stage  7– Springville

100 miles (161 km) 15,700 feet ( 4785 meters)

Stage 8 – Mineral King http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3825720

136 miles (218 km) 16,700 feet (5090 meters)

Stage 9 – Kaiser

152 miles (244 km) 17,500 feet (5334 meters)

Stage 10— 154 miles (248 km)  17,000 feet (5182 meters)

REGISTRATION

This is a 12 day escape from reality with 10 riding days one rest day.  Registration fee is $3,500 with lodging, food, massages, and full SAG support all included.  send an email for more information to revcycling@gmail.com

In his book The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in California, John Summerson gives a great overview of the 100 hardest climbs in California.
He developed his own rating method, which is similar to the method used at TourOfCalifornia.org, with additional adjustments for altitude, grade variability, and road surface.

Most Difficult Climbs

  1. Onion Valley
  2. Horseshoe Meadows
  3. White Mountain
  4. Sherman Pass
  5. Whitney Portal
  6. Mount Baldy
  7. Shirley Meadows
  8. South Lake
  9. Mount Palomar
  10. Mosquito Flat

Greatest Elevation Gained

  1. Dawson Saddle – 6,400 feet (1950 meters)
  2. Horseshoe Meadows – 6,234 feet (1900 meters)
  3. White Mountain – 6,204 feet (1889 meters)
  4. 190 – 6,199 feet (1889 meters)
  5. J21/245/180 – 5,750 feet (1752 meters)
  6. Mosquito Flat – 5,548 feet (1691 meters)
  7. Dantes View – 5,475 feet (1668 meters)
  8. South Lake – 5,445 feet  (1659 meters)
  9. Sherman Pass – 5,316 feet (1620 meters)
  10. Emigrant Pass – 5,309 feet (1618 meters)

Highest Elevation Attained

Everyone of the climbs listed below is included in the REV Epic Challenge. With the exception of the last 4,000 feet of gain on White Mountain.

  1. White Mountain Peak (Multi-Surface) – 14,252 feet  (4344 meters)
  2. Mosquito Flat – 10,250 feet  (3124 meters)
  3. White Mountain – 10,100 feet  (3078 meters)
  4. Horseshoe Meadows – 10,034 feet  (3058 meters)
  5. Tioga Pass (Highest Pass) – 9,945 feet  (3031 meters)
  6. South Lake – 9,835 feet   (2998 meters)
  7. Sonora Pass – 9,624 feet  (2933 meters)
  8. Kaiser Pass – 9,184 feet  (2799 meters)
  9. Onion Valley – 9,163 feet  (2793 meters)
  10. Lake Sabrina – 9,141 feet  (2786 meters)

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