Whether you are a recreational rider or avid gravel or road racer, Siskiyou is a fantastic place to enjoy cycling at all levels. We welcome cyclists year-round to explore our charming country roads, and rugged alpine climbs on two wheels. Here are a few of the cycling events coming up this Spring. We hope that you will come ride with us.
Started in 2020, the Shasta Gravel Hugger races will kick off on March 4th in the tiny town of Montague in the shadows of majestic Mt Shasta. Participants can choose to ride the 100-mile Full Hug, 100 km Half Hug or the newest event, the 34-mile option they are calling the Handshake. Each route has breathtaking views of Mt Shasta and is about 50/50 gavel and pavement. This race has seen snow 4 years in a row which has made things both beautiful and challenging for riders. Registration, information, and discounted hotel rates can all be found on the Gravel Hugger website.
The Siskiyou Scenic Bike Tour is formerly known as the “Siskiyou Century” is held annually the first weekend in May. This two-day event will be split with pavement rides on Saturday May 6th, and 2 gravel rides on Sunday May 7th. There are six routes in total and they take riders through many diverse areas such as the Shasta Valley and Lake Shastina, over Scarface Road and through Fort Jones, Montague and past the Little Shasta Church as well as rides up ad around Greenhorn and through Yreka. This annual event, put on by Rotary Club of Yreka, covers a wide array of scenic vistas as well as rest stops, with food and entertainment at the finish.
Grinduro combines the best elements of a mountain bike enduro with a gravel-grinder style road race. Top it off with great food, art, and entertainment you have an action-packed weekend that all are sure to enjoy. This internationally recognized event occurs in Germany, Wales, Italy, Japan, Pennsylvania, and Siskiyou’s own Mt Shasta. The festivities kick off the weekend of May 19-21st and include the 58-mile 7,500 elevation gain bike race, live music, food and handmade bike and art show and more!
The Art of Survival Century Bike Ride explores areas of Southern Oregon and Eastern Siskiyou’s Tulelake Basin and Butte Valley areas. This will be the 10th year that riders can gather and ride through some of the most epic stretches of scenery in Siskiyou. May 27-28th you can ride but also stop off and learn about the cultural history, geography, environmental issues, and geology of the area. Riders can participate in a family friendly 13/14 mile up to the 100-mile century rides. All Saturday routes pass through the Laval Beds National Monument with its volcanic landscapes, lava tubes and towering cinder cones. Sunday rides explore the Butte Valley Wildlife area and up to Juanita Lake, enjoying views of Mt Shasta along the way. A family friendly experience sure to inspire and invigorate the mind and the body!