Enjoy Northern California this Spring at the Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour
Come and experience the Siskiyou County in all its glory this May 4, 2019
The Rotary Club of Yreka’s popular Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour is back again this May 4, 2019, starting in beautiful Yreka, California. The ride name changed its name from the Siskiyou Century, held every September, to the Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour, held this May to avoid the wildfire smoke. 2019 marks the 31st edition of this popular ride.
Yreka is located twenty-two miles south of the Oregon border and is well known for Mt. Shasta Ski and Recreation Area, Marble Mountain Wilderness, trails and camping, river rafting, historical districts, antiques and bicycle touring. Yreka’s is 2,595 feet above sea level and May is a very pleasant time.
Mount Shasta from Shasta Valley
There are distances for all abilities of cyclists; including an 8 mile family scenic ride through the town of Yreka. The 21 mile ride is a short tour of Shasta Valley, highlighting the town of Montague. There is only 947 ft. of elevation gain.
The 38 mile is a great ride for anyone who wants a beautiful ride without the long distance, and only has 1,288 ft. of elevation gain. The 69 mile route is an all pavement route for the serious rider. There is 4,417 ft. of elevation gain.
The 81 mile is a challenging ride for the serious rider and has 4,690 ft. of elevation gain. There is 9.2 miles of gravel over the course of the route in various spots. The scenery is spectacular throughout, and of course views of Mount Shasta!
There will be up to 5 rest stops with beverages and food. SAG wagons will be sweeping the course to help you out of any situation.
A delicious meal will be served from noon- 5pm for all registered riders at the event HQ in Upper Greenhorn Park. Additional meal tickets may be purchased for $10 each. Beer will be available for purchase by the Etna Brewery. Music will be provided. The Shasta Taiko Drummers will be performing in the park during the afternoon festivities.
Camping is available at Greenhorn Park for Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th for $15/night per tent or RV and there is plenty of lodging in Yreka available.
Technical fabric short sleeve shirts will be available for $20. The T-shirt features the lakes and rivers involved in the ride. At the bottom is Greenhorn Lake which empties into Yreka Creek, then the Shasta River which flows into the Klamath river and going upstream we reach Irongate and Copco Lakes.
Register Now to Secure a Place!
For more information, please visit: http://www.siskiyoucentury.com or click the button below to register now.