Title: The Whitney Classic
Location: Bass Lake, CA
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Description: The Whitney Classic benefits the programs of Summit Adventure.
This is a hardcore endurance event.
The ride begins at 3 pm on Saturday. Riders begin at Badwater in Death Valley (-282′), climb two 5000 ft. passes, and grind through the night, ending at Mt. Whitney Portal (8365′).
Riders encounter extreme heat, cold, possible high winds and/or sand storms, and three long climbs –17 miles, 13 miles, and 13 miles. Total elevation gain is 15,300 feet over 135 mile ride. Riding through the night is an additional challenge. the ride officially ends at 12:00 noon on Sunday.
Start Date: 2009-09-26
End Date: 2009-09-27