Enjoy Northern California this Spring at the Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour
Come and experience the Siskiyou County in all its glory this May 2nd, 2020
The Rotary Club of Yreka’s popular Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour is back again this May 2, 2020, 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. 2020 marks the 32nd edition of this popular ride.
Photo: Mount Shasta from Shasta Valley
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.
Six Routes Available!
All rides include police escort at the start, end of ride meal and entertainment at the park with beer for purchase. There are distances for all abilities of cyclists; including an 8 mile family scenic ride through the town of Yreka with a police escort.
The 21 mile ride is a short tour of Shasta Valley, highlighting the town of Montague. Relatively flat beginner's ride with a police escort through town. One rest stop at the Montague Railroad Depot Museum.
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. Winds through beautiful Shasta Valley with rest stops at Little Shasta Church and the Montague Railroad Depot Museum.
The 68 mile route is an all pavement route for the serious rider. Goes through Shasta Valley and up to Copco Lake, and back through Shasta Valley. Great views. 4 rest stops.
The 90 mile is a challenging ride for the serious rider and has 5,807 ft. of elevation gain. There is 14 miles of gravel over the course of the route in various spots. Theroutes goes through Shasta Valley to the Klamath River, then around Irongate and Copco Lakes, and then winds through Shasta Valley and back to Yreka. Great scenery. 5 rest stops.
The 103 mile route is the toughest and Goes through Shasta Valley and rides up to Copco Lake, then back winding through Shasta Valley, with spectacular views of Mount Shasta. 5 rest stops. 5,029 ft of elevation gain. All pavement.
There is 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 $15 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 1st and Saturday May 2nd for $15/night per tent and there is plenty of lodging in Yreka available. The RV parking is at nearby RV parks with full hook-ups.
This year's shirt is a 3/4 length sleeve baseball style cotton shirt for $25. There are men's and women's sizes available. See picture below.
Register Now to Secure a Place!
For more information, please visit: https://yrekarotary.com/siskiyou-scenic-bike-tour or click the button below to register now.