jtolosa 1 Reviews The hype around the Death Ride is due to the word ‘Death’ in the ride title. Yes, the ride is difficult. f you LOVE hill climbing and descending, this is the ride for you. Yes, the scenery is unbelievable in Markleeville and the surrounding mountains. I can’t recall a single bad picture you can take. I’m in the belief that any serious cyclist MUST ride this at least once in their lifetime. That said, don’t expect great food. The rest stops are adequate. Although, there is noodles at the top of Ebbets Pass. The lunch and after-ride food is horrendous. At the minimum, I’d expect an unlimited meal after-ride. Overall, this is a ride if you experience once and complete it, you’ll be satisfied. Cost Very High Registration convenience Average Accommodation Convenience Average Website Information Average Parking Convenience Average Ride options Very Few Rides Route Sheets & markings Easy to follow without route sheets Food at rest stops & finish Poor quality, bring your own SAG Support Little support Road Quality & Scenery Spectacular roads and scenery Course Safety Some street, bike paths, low traffic Staff Friendliness Helpful and friendly Overall Enjoyment Memorable Experience Perks Minimal Schwags, poor start/finish 2 years ago Log in to Reply Reply to this review.