Mark Schwartz contributed a few amazing rides to FulGaz last year, all focused around the iconic Californian Alp’s “Death Ride”, this week he brings us another fun set of the route and rides to keep you motivated and on the trainer this year.

The theme of this week is blue skies, lush alpine forest, and seemingly endless sealed roads. The Hope Valley To Lower Blue Lake ride is a stunner, as it was filmed right at the end of the Autumn (Fall) and captures some of the rich, vibrant colour of the region.

Meeks Bay To Incline Village

Ride north on this stretch of Lake Tahoe, from Meek’s Bay, past Tahoma, Burton Creek State Park and Carnelian Bay. From there you’ll turn east as you enjoy views of Agate Bay, Kings Beach and then leave California and finish just south of Incline Village, Nevada, on the North Shore of Big Blue, at Crystal Bay.
44.47KM
DISTANCE
1:27:29
DURATION
409M
ELEVATION

Hope Valley To Lower Blue Lake

Filmed at the end of the fall color season, this ride still captures some of the colours for which Hope Valley and the surrounding California Alps are known. Enjoy the trip up Hwy. 88 through Hope Valley and then turn onto Blue Lakes Road and tackle the 6-mile ascent that finishes at the sparkling waters of Lower Blue Lake.
24.67KM
DISTANCE
1:03:22
DURATION
493M
ELEVATION GAIN

D.L.Bliss State Park To Camp Richardson

The ride from D.L. Bliss State Park to Camp Richardson takes you through one of the prettiest sections of the road around Big Blue (Lake Tahoe). Enjoy the ascent out of the park and then ride around Emerald Bay, and descend towards Camp Richardson, passing Cascade Lake on the way.
15.85KM
DISTANCE
32:33
DURATION
104M
ELEVATION GAIN

Incline Village To Glenbrook

You’ll depart the North Shore of Lake Tahoe (Big Blue) and climb for about 6 miles towards Spooner Summit, where highways 28 and 50 meet. Then it’s a fast descent towards Stateline, NV, through the Cave Rock Tunnel, and into Glenbrook (just north of Stateline) with some bumps along the way. This ride was filmed just before Halloween so you’re in for a scary finish.
25.51KM
DISTANCE
54:18
DURATION
367M
ELEVATION GAIN

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