THANKS TO A PARTNERSHIP WITH FRESNO CYCLING CLUB, THE GRIZZLY CENTURY WILL TAKE PLACE AS USUAL. SAME ROUTE, SAME GOOD FOOD, SAME FRIENDLY STAFF AND A NEW PERSPECTIVE FROM SOME NEW FOLKS.
The community of North Fork Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association are sponsoring the 25th 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.
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.
THE GRIZ (100.7 miles) 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 BYWAY GRINDER (98.9 miles)A new addition to the Griz. 19 miles of new route, with a 8 mile grinder section of road beyond the Arch Rock turnoff. The road is half paved and half a combination of gravel, oil, native surface, etc. Bypasses the Grizzly Road
THE METRIC CENTURY (66.4 miles)North Fork to Mile High Vista and back. Tremendous views of conifer forests, rock formations, and the high Sierra.
LOOP THE LAKE (23.7 miles)Around Bass lake, and the Pines Resort. Beautiful pines and quiet roads. Then return to the staging area along county highway 274.
- The Griz/101mi/10,727ft
- The Byway Grinder/99mi/10,014ft
- The Metric Century/66mi/6,587ft
- Loop the Lake/24mi/1,836ft