ahans 2 Reviews I did the 200km ride; the route is truly exceptional and is a ‘kitchen sink’ of all the best climbs/roads that there are to ride in Santa Cruz, with Big Basin being the highlight of the whole event and Alba Road being a truly memorably challenging climb. I would prefer this ride over the Death Ride, since it has almost the same elevation/distance stats, but with a more interesting route (almost no climbs are repeated as descents). The course markers were generally very good, but there was a slight confusion on the Boulder Creek exit (200 km would retrace route to Big Basin, rest would go south to Alba). Almost all road surfaces were pristine; they did a good job setting the course. I wish there were more diverse food options at the rest stops, but the lunch/dinner options were really good. Cost Average Registration convenience Easy Accommodation Convenience Easy to understand Website Information Convenient Parking Convenience Very Convenient Ride options Several Rides Route Sheets & markings Good route sheets and well marked Food at rest stops & finish Good selection SAG Support Ham Radio, quick response Road Quality & Scenery Spectacular roads and scenery Course Safety Some street, bike paths, low traffic Staff Friendliness VIP treatment – Wow! Overall Enjoyment Exceptional, this is a must ride Perks Schwags, average start/finish, T-shirt 6 months ago Log in to Reply Reply to this review.