2015 Alta Alpina Challenge Canceled Due to Washington Wildfire and Dangerous Weather Pattern

The "Washington" fire has grown considerably and there is now consensus that the southern half of our route will be off limits (and not a pleasant place to be). You can read more about the fire and monitor for updates at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4317/

Forecasted developments in the weather for Saturday will both drive the Washington fire in unpredictable ways and spread smoke into areas that were previously smoke free. On the advice of our medical director and fire incident advisors we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2015 Alta Alpina Challenge.

Everyone registered for 2015 has had their registration applied to the 2016 Alta Alpina Challenge and is pre-registered for that event.

If you are already here in the Tahoe area and would like to enjoy a smoke-free ride this weekend, we would like you to join us for an Alta Alpina Club Ride with SAG support. We'll have plenty of ice, water, drinks, and snacks to make it a fun day. Details will be posted shortly.

The Alta Alpina Cycling Club(AACC) is a road and mountain bike club in the Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, Carson City, and Markleeville areas whose primary focus is to promote cycling and to create an environment in which cyclists of all ages and abilities can enjoy the sport and socialize with other riders.

There are many activities for all ability levels. For the recreational riders there are organized rides most every weekend both mountain bike and road. For the more competitive riders there is a spring race series with categories for beginners as well as for the more experienced riders.

Club rides are open to non-club members. We encourage you to join us.

Hotline Number - 877-845-2453 (877-845-BIKE)


Club Events


Please be aware of changing weather and fire conditions. For changes and updates please check the ride board, follow Facebook and read emails.

Alta Alpina Challenge

Pine Nut Cracker 2015

Saturday May 16, 2015

Location: Douglas County fair grounds for parking and registration
Race will start from The Tree, one mile away
Registration opens: 8:00 A.M.
Who can race: Everyone is encouraged to race the event, it is fast, fun, and challenging

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2014 Results
2015 Results

What's New

2015 Twilight Road Races Series

July 16 race CHANGED to PINE NUT RR

California Triple Crown Results

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Some sizes still available.

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