Siskiyou Century/Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour


Copco Lake

The Siskiyou Century is being revived as the Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour and will be in the Spring, to avoid wildfire smoke. The ride will be May 4th, 2019. The ride will feature an 81 mile loop around Irongate and Copco Lakes, with 9.2 miles of gravel in various spots along the route. There will also be many all pavement routes, 69, 38, 21 and 8 mile routes. The rides will all start and finish at Upper Greenhorn Park in Yreka. There will be a great meal at the end of the ride with beverages and music to cap off your day. We look forward to seeing you then! The 2 long rides will start at 8am, all others at 10am.

May The Fourth Be With You!!!


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    19 thoughts on “Siskiyou Century/Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour”

    1. Just a quick question; do all rides start at the same time for the 2015 Century? I need to advise the Concours Owners Group (motorcyclists) for the Saturday morning riders. (530) 842-6006.

      1. Hello Bob,
        The 100 milers start at 7am. The other two rides start anytime between 8am – 9am. If riders choose to start earlier, the reststops my not be ready.

        Hope to see you Saturday.

    2. Please share information about the 12th Annual Lions Anderson Century being held on the third Saturday in May (May 21, 2016) Routes of 25, 40, 60, 100 and 125 with SAGS, lunch for all, dinner for longer rides, rest stops, great scenery and over 60 volunteers from five clubs helping riders. See web site for details. Thank you.

    3. Hi, should we be concerned the ride will be cancelled due to the fire? I know a few people that have hotel reservations they would need to cancel. Hope its a go!

      1. Hello,
        We’re not to concerned at this point, although the smoke is very thick right now. It is typical to have fires in the area a week or two before the ride, but it seems to always clear 4-5 days before the event. We’ve only cancelled one time in the 29 years we’ve provided this ride. We will keep a close eye on the fire reports and post updates on our Facebook and to this site.

    4. UPDATE: THE 2016 SISKIYOU CENTURY IS STILL ON! After speaking with officials regarding wind/fire predictions for this weekend, we have decided to go ahead with the races on Saturday. We hope to see you all there!

    5. Dear Siskiyou Century organizers, We’ll be coming from San Rafael. We’re checking on accommodations , but have a question on the rides…You have an estimate for the elevation gain in the Century and 40 milers? ( I might have missed the course profile maps)….

      1. Hello Kees,
        There is a link under the Siskiyou Century tab. Once you click on it you’ll see a page called Maps which has a link for all three routes. I just checked and the link works, but should you have any trouble, I can email you a PDF from my desktop computer. Just let me know.

        Hope to see you in September.

    6. Dear organizers,
      disregard my question regarding course elevation gain: I found it!
      sorry for inconvenience.

      1. Hi Jerry,
        My apology for the slow reply. It’s been a very busy week.

        There really aren’t any good places to bail out, but we do have great SAG support so if anyone needs to brought back to the base at the Fairgrounds, we’re more than happy to do so. I also have my cell number and Matt’s on the maps so you can call if you you need support. There is good cell coverage on this route. It’s a really pretty ride and not much vertical gain or extreme hill climbs and we have rest stops approximately every 20 miles. The desktop volunteers are also able to communicate with the SAGS.

        Let me know if you have any further questions.


    7. Hi, should we be concerned the ride will be cancelled due to the fire? I know a few people that have hotel reservations they would need to cancel. Hope its a go!

      1. Hi Naomi,
        We made the decision today to cancel this year’s event. Smoke in Siskiyou County continues to be at dangerous levels so felt it was the right thing to do. We appreciate your support and will issue a full refund to all of those who pre-registered. This will be done by check rather then through the on-line sign up.

        Take care,

    8. I’m the editor of Cycle California! Magazine and am updating our ride calendar for 2018. I’m interested in knowing if the ride will take place in 2018 and what the date will be.

      Thank you!

      1. WE will not be doing an event in 2018, but will have a new ride May 4,2019, The Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour, with rides of 81,69,38,21 and 8 miles. The 81 mile ride is partly gravel, 9.2 miles in various parts, the others are all pavement. Sincerely Christal Duncan, co-chair of the ride

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