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Death Valley National Park Ride

Death Valley is a road cycling paradise, with spectacular salt flats, desert oases, cathedrals of red rock, and views of towering mountains like Telescope Peak. With cool temperatures and sunny days, the shoulder seasons are the ideal times of year to camp, bike, and explore Death Valley National Park. With our expert support, you’ll have the time of your life.

Hotel options available each night
Group Size
Fundraising Commitment
Reg Fee $100 until 7/1/24, then $150
Trip Length
6 days

Escape to one of the greatest surprises in the West and a cycling experience that simply cannot be duplicated anywhere else on the planet. This charitable cycling challenge explores the absolute best of Death Valley National Park, a renowned cyclist’s paradise with little car traffic, pleasant spring and fall weather, and unparalleled desert vistas. During our trip, the average daytime high is 72-80 degrees – great cycling weather! We’re starting and ending this ride at Stovepipe Wells, so you can park your car and ride all week with no shuttles.

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On Climate Ride Death Valley, you’ll spend four days cycling 220 miles of paved roads, passing spectacular salt flats, desert oases, cathedrals of red rock, and views of towering mountains like Telescope Peak (11,000 feet). With comfortable daytime temperatures, roads that are practically empty of cars, and the fact that you’re riding below sea level, you’ll get an extra boost! Additional adventures include short hikes over sand dunes, a dip in a hot springs-fed pool, and more. Professional guides will accompany us each day to share knowledge about the area’s unique ecosystem for you to bring home to your community. We’ve outlined a medium and long option for each day. If you prefer a shorter option, we can provide that with van shuttles.

Wildlife and wildflowers animate the space between salt spires and sand dunes in this epic park. When the desert sun drops below the jagged horizon, the dazzling night sky sparks wonderment with its display of stars. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we want you to join us!

We have daily cycling mileages to suit all types of cyclists. This is a fully supported ride, which means you can focus on pedaling and making connections with your new friends while we take care of everything from overnight details, meals, snacks, luggage transport, and much more to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Bike rental is available through our local outfitter. You can bring e-bikes to Death Valley National Park, but you will need to book a hotel room to have reliable battery charging each night. In registration, you can select from Climate Ride’s full list of beneficiaries. Please learn more in the FAQ below.

Climate Ride Death Valley operates through REI Adventures, a permitted tour operator within Death Valley National Park.

Travel Information

The cycling trip meets in Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park at 5:00 PM on day 1. If flying, cyclists should arrive in Las Vegas no later than noon. We will also offer a shuttle from Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), which is located on the south end of the Strip. The airport shuttle will pick up at the airport (Terminal 1 on level Zero) at 1:00 PM. The shuttle will also pick up at our recommended Las Vegas hotel if you arrive the night before. It is a 3-4 hour shuttle to camp (including bathroom stops).

If you meet us in Stovepipe Wells, you can park your car there for the week. Be sure to check in with our guides in camp to find out where to park your car.

On Day 6, riders can bike to their cars left at Stovepipe Wells or shuttle back. At 8:30 am a shuttle will depart for Las Vegas.

7:00 am: Breakfast at camp

7:30 am: Ride back to cars left at Stovepipe Wells

8:30 am: Shuttle departs for Las Vegas

~9:00 am: Drop-off for cars left at Stovepipe Wells

~12:00 pm: Drop-offs at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)

~12:30 pm: Drop-offs at Tru by Hilton hotel

What’s included? Is there a hotel option?


  • Meals beginning with dinner on night 1 through breakfast on the last morning
  • Camping with hot showers each night
  • Snacks and electrolytes throughout the day
  • Route support
  • Transfer from Las Vegas to Death Valley and back

Not included:

  • Alcohol or other special beverages
  • Gratuities for leader staff
  • Camping equipment (can be rented)
  • Bike (road and e-bikes available to rent)
  • Hotels (please request the hotel list if you would like to book hotels for each night)

You will need to bring your camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad), or you can rent it from our outfitter (for ~$80) and your equipment will be there at the trip start in Stovepipe Wells. Bike rental depends of the type of bike you prefer, and prices for the week typically range from $200 to $400.

More information about renting camping gear and bikes will be in your Ride Guide.


There are hotels located near all of our camps. Please email us for a hotel list. Hotels are at your own expense, and we advise booking early to secure rooms.

Can I rent a bike? Are e-bikes allowed in Death Valley National Park?

Yes, you can rent a bike through our local outfitter. They will bring your bike to the trip start. Rentals range from $200 to $400 for the week, depending on the style of bike. More information is available once your register.

Can I rent or bring an e-bike? Yes, it is possible. If you would like an e-bike, we can request one for you.

If you are bringing an e-bike, you must reach out to us so we can make sure that we can handle nightly charging and transporting your bike. You don’t want to miss out on a ride day because you could not charge your bike!

What does my fundraising support, and why is it so important?

Cyclists can choose from the more than 100 incredible beneficiary organizations in our network! One of the things that make Climate Ride such an effective charitable event is that you can select the organization(s) you wish to fundraise for from our extensive list of beneficiary organizations. Our beneficiaries were selected for their work on the environment, conservation, sustainability, climate education, and active transportation advocacy. At the end of the year, Climate Ride grants the proceeds from our events to these hard-working organizations.

More Questions?

Be sure to review our general FAQ and policies or contact us!

Paul Falo
Death Valley National Park

Joining Climate Ride Death Valley was more than I could have hoped for. I was doing it initially to get involved with efforts to support the fight against climate change but what I came out with was not only this, but a great group of new friends and an overall experience riding the beautiful Death Valley that has changed my perspective of riding a bike. I couldn’t stop smiling throughout the whole ride and while this was the toughest experience that I’ve had riding, I had one of the best/most meaningful riding experiences of my life. The supporters that joined me on the ride, the folks that were involved working for Climate Ride, down to the ride support from REI…all made this so special in so many ways. I’m looking forward to my next ride with Climate Ride and I’m hoping to continue/expand the friendships and experiences that I’ve already made.

Robert Vogel, Death Valley
Death Valley

Your camaraderie and support moved me even more than the stunning views of Death Valley. As this was my first ride with a group, I really didn’t know what to expect. I was concerned that my slow pace would annoy others, and that I would feel ostracized.

Instead, your authentic camaraderie and support was an incredible relief to me. Indeed, it moved me even more than the stunning views of Death Valley. Now I find myself looking affectionately at our group picture and missing each of you terribly! Woa! What an incredible experience!

I’m sure that the support I’ve gotten from you and others has helped me fight cancer and enjoy life in a profound way. This connection is the coolest thing of all.

Ann Jasper
Death Valley Ride

I’ve enjoyed bike touring trips in the past, but Climate Ride stands out for its ability to attract groups of riders who see biking as more than a recreational activity. It was great to ride with people who see biking as a way to protect the environment and to share other ways that we all strive to fight climate change.