The community of North Fork Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association are sponsoring the 23rd Grizzly Century ride in order to promote the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway and to encourage the enjoyment of our treasured resources. Come and spend the day taking in scenic vistas from the unique vantage point that only a cyclist can claim. "Profits" earned go toward promotion and improvement of the Scenic Byway, to town restoration, and other projects that benefit our mountain community.
WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.
WHERE: North Fork, California "The exact center of California" (Click Link for Map Quest). Note that the staging area is actually up the hill to the left from the Map Quest star. The address is North Fork School, 33087 Road 228, North Fork, CA 93643. We're 20 Miles due south of Yosemite National Park.
Bring your family to enjoy the North Fork Fall Festival. Click for Info
100 Mile/100 K
LOOP THE LAKE (26 MILES)
BYWAY GRINDER -- a new offering that bypasses the Grizzly Road and includes 9+ miles of dirt/gravel/rocky road that goes from Arch Rock to Cold Springs Summit. It includes new vistas, Portuguese Creek Overlook and Globe Rock. 25 - 28 mm tires are highly recommended if you choose this route! It will NOT be supported by sags, so be prepared! That said, it should be a great experience.
Preregistration cost: (includes breakfast, dinner, T-shirt, support and more)
$75 for 100 Mile and 100 K
$50 for Loop the Lake
We have jerseys for sale (CLICK HERE) and posters for sale at the ride.
THE GRIZ (100 miles) Over 10,000 foot elevation gain. Pass Mile High Vista, Jackass Rock, Arch Rock, the red fir forests of Cold Springs Summit, speedily descend to Bass Lake and back to North Fork.
THE METRIC CENTURY (100k = 63 miles) A 5,000 foot elevation gain. North Fork to Mile High Vista and back. Tremendous views of conifer forests, rock formations, and the high Sierra.
LOOP THE LAKE (24 miles) A 1,000 foot elevation gain around Bass lake, the Pines Resort. Beautiful pines and quiet roads. Then return to the staging area along county highway 274.
THE BYWAY GRINDER (about 100 miles) A new addition to the Griz. 19 miles of new route, with a 9.5 mile grinder section of road beyond the Arch Rock Turn off. The road is half paved and half a combination of gravel, oil, native surface, etc. Bypasses the Grizzly Road
For route maps and elevations on-line go to RIDE WITH GPS. Search for Grizzly Century 100 mile and Grizzly Century 100k.
Rest Stops and SAG
T-Shirt (if registration received by 9/24/17)
A Pancake Breakfast provided by the North Fork Lion's Club
Lunch stop at Mile High Vista, Post-ride BBQ dinner
Lots of homemade cookies, fruit, and drinks along the way.
Takes place rain or shine!
Course closes at 5:30 P.M. For everyone's safety, please observe this time. Our SAGs will assist you in getting back to the staging area. Your cooperation is appreciated. Showers are available.