Welcome, and thanks for your interest in the 23rd Annual Peak to Peak Pedal!
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The Annual Peak to Peak Pedal is an amazing adventure covering five days, two mountain ranges, and 335 miles. It is a life-changing event for the cyclists and those whom the ride supports. Adults and children with all types of cognitive and physical disabilities learn to face challenges and develop important skills through the programs of the USARC, supported by events such as the Peak to Peak Pedal. You can learn more about USARC here.
The ride is a fully supported adventure. We haul your gear, provide 3 square meals a day, breaks, snacks, sag and limited mechanical support on the road each day, along with new friends and a great time in support of a worthy cause. The ride is open to all experience levels. (Minors must be accompanied by a participating adult rider.) All you need is a willing spirit, a well-tuned and road ready bike or handcycle, helmet (mandatory), camping gear and appropriate clothes.
The 'In A Nutshell' description of the ride: We depart Big Bear on Wednesday morning, descending the mountains to cross the desert thru Lucerne. There is one good climb over Goat Mountain Pass before descending into Barstow. Thursday departs Barstow heading west through farms and high desert, before turning north at Kramer junction. After a gradual climb up to Red Mountain, riders enjoy a long fast descent before a final climb leading to a cruising descent into Ridgecrest, where we camp at the Fairgrounds. Friday leaves Ridgecrest behind and begins gradually climbing into the lower Owens Valley, past Mirror Lake and Lava Flows, ending at Diaz Lake for the night. Saturday is the shortest and easiest day of the five, designed for rest and recovery. We cruise north from Diaz Lake thru Lone Pine, Independence, past Manzanar and finish in Bishop with the least elevation gain of any day. Sunday begins with a quiet nervous energy as riders roll out as soon as they can. Rolling thru Little Round Valley gets your legs warmed up for the first big climb through Paradise and up Old Sherwin Grade Road. Cresting Sherwin Summit, you drop to Rock Creek, then climb out to regroup at Tom's Place. Continuing on past Crowley Lake, Mammoth rolls into view and looms larger as you turn up 203 toward Mammoth Lakes. We regroup at a local establishment until all riders are in, then ride the final turns up to the Mammoth Mountain Inn together for dinner, finisher medals and a well deserved rest!
More details, cue sheets, preliminary maps, FAQs, etc can be found on the USARC P2P web page. Riders must raise a minimum of $2,000. Volunteers are encouraged to fundraise as well but have no minimum. Register to ride or volunteer thru this website. All registered Riders and Volunteers will be given a simple webpage and tools they can use to raise funds, and thru which their supporters can donate easily and securely.