Grizzly Century 2023

Oct. 7, 2023

Grizzly Century


Location: North Fork Town Hall
33060 Rd 228 North Fork, CA


The North Fork Community, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association and the Fresno Cycling Club are excited to present the 28th Annual Grizzly Gravel & Century Charity rides on Saturday OCT 7, 2023. This ride is the major fund raiser for the North Fork Community and the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. Over the past several years portions of this beautiful area have been ravaged by forest fires. Although there are vast areas burned, the upside of the fires is that they have opened up new vistas once hidden by the trees. Come and spend the day taking in scenic vistas from the unique vantage point that only a cyclist can claim. One highlight of the gravel rides is that only a 2-mile section suffered burn scars from the most recent fires allowing it to retain the beautiful forests to ride in. 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. .

THE GRIZ 100 Mile Route: 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 57 Mile Route: 36 miles road (53%) and 27 miles gravel (47%). 5,592-foot elevation gain.

The Gravel 36 Mile Route: 8 miles paved, 28 miles gravel, 3,707-foot elevation gain.

THE METRIC CENTURY: North Fork to Mile High Vista and back. Tremendous views of conifer forests, rock formations, and the high Sierra.

LOOP THE LAKE: 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 57 Mile Gravel Grinder/57mi/5,592ft
  • The 36 Mile Gravel Grinder/36mi/3,700ft
  • The Metric Century/63mi/6,587ft
  • Loop the Lake/24mi/1,836ft
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