Grizzly Century 2022

Oct. 1, 2022

Grizzly Century


Location: North Fork School
North Fork, CA


The North Fork Community, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association and the Fresno Cycling Club are excited to present the 27th Annual Grizzly Century & rides. This ride is the major fund raiser for the North Fork Community and the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway. Over the past several years this beautiful area has been ravaged by forest fires. Although there are vast areas of burn scares they have opened up new vistas to what in the past were hidden by the trees. Come and spend the day taking in scenic vistas from the unique vantage point that only a cyclist can claim. The community really needs our support to help deal with what was left by the fires. “Profits” earned go toward improvements 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 Gravel Loop (47 miles)A new addition to the Griz. The road is half paved and half a combination of gravel, oil, native surface, etc.

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.

Ride/Distance/Elevation Gain

  • The Griz/101mi/10,727ft
  • The Gravel Loop/47mi/5,740ft
  • The Metric Century/66mi/6,587ft
  • Loop the Lake/24mi/1,836ft
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