The Death Ride is for advanced riders looking for the ultimate hill-climbing challenge. Based on a route originally mapped out by members of the Cleveland Touring Club, it takes you up and down over a "dirty dozen" of the steepest climbs in the Cuyahoga Valley.
However, most of the route lies within a 10-mile radius of your starting point in Peninsula, so there is usually a bail-out point nearby if you decide in the middle of the ride that you bit off more than you can chew!
You can check out the full details of the Death Ride on Century Cycles' Garmin Connect profile and download the route to your own Garmin device. Non-Garmin users can see the route on MapMyRide.com.