Upper Greenhorn Park, Greenhorn Rd, Yreka, CA 96097, Yreka, Siskiyou County, California, United States

Start Date

05/06/2023

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Activities: Bike tour, Recreational 🚴🏿‍♂️, 101 miles, 67 miles, 40 miles, 21 miles, 39 miles

Yreka, CA is located 22 miles south of the Oregon border on I-5 and is the county seat of Siskiyou County. Yreka's elevation is 2,595 ft. May is very pleasant with many wildflowers, but because of the elevation and the elevations you may climb, it is always best to be prepared for inclement weather. Siskiyou County is known for the Mt. Shasta Ski and Recreation Area, the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area, trails, camping, bicycle touring and events, fishing, river rafting, historical districts, and now also has a casino in Yreka. Our website is www.siskiyouscenic.com. This is an open course road ride event. There are potholes, obstacles, railroad tracks, vehicles, traffic lights, signs, etc. Cyclists are responsible to be alert and obey all traffic laws. This event takes place no matter what the weather is like. Cyclists not comfortable riding under theses conditions should not participate in the event.

The event is May 6th, 2023. There are 5 different rides. The longest is 101 miles, all pavement with 3,851 ft. of elev. gain, and goes through Shasta Valley then South to Lake Shastina and Weed, then back up north along the west side of Shasta Valley.  There is a metric century, 67 mile route, all pavement, which goes through Shasta Valley, then to Lake Shastina, and Edgewood and then back north, with 1,967 ft. of elevation gain.  The 40 mile, all pavement route is 1,352 ft of elevation gain through Shasta Valley. The 21 mile  all pavement ride is 947 ft. of elevation gain through parts of Shasta Valley and Montague. The other is a 39 mile mostly gravel route over Greenhorn Summit with 3 good hill climbs- with 4,115 ft. of elevation gain. There is incredible scenery on all routes. The 101 mile route starts at 7am, 67 mile at 8am, 39 gravel ride at 9am and the 40 and 21 mile all pavement rides at 10am.

All rides start and finish at Upper Greenhorn Park, on Greenhorn Rd. In Yreka. There will be a mass start with police escort through Yreka, for all rides except for the gravel one.  Entry fees, 101 mile- $75, 67 mile-$65, 39 mile-$45, 40 mile- $45, 21 mile- $25. There will be a $10 late registration fee after April 22nd. There will be multiple rest stops with food and drinks, and sag wagon support for all the routes. There will be an end of ride meal catered and served between 11am and 4pm. Beer will be available for purchase at the park. Event T-shirts are long sleeve cotton fabric- available for $25 each.

Tent camping will be avaiable at Greenhorn Park Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th for $15/night per tent. There are bathrooms, but no showers on site, however showers will be available at our local YMCA for no charge. There are several RV parks in Yreka with full hook-ups for RV's.

You may pick up your packets Friday May 5th at Upper Greenhorn Park between 5-7pm, and starting at 6am on May 6th.

The route descriptions and maps may be found on our website www.siskiyouscenic.com or on RidewithGPS.com under the Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour. This ride is put on by the Rotary Club of Yreka and provides funds for community projects and scholarships for our graduating high school students. There will be prizes for the 1st registrant in each category and geographic locations, the oldest, youngest, largest group, farthest away, and possibly other categories. 

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