Route Descriptions

Copco Lake

Falls along the road around Copco Lake

The 81 mile Route:    This ride starts in Yreka at Upper Greenhorn Park. The ride takes you through Yreka, then at the north end of town heads west out to Shasta Valley, then north to the Klamath River. You will ride along the river, then around Irongate and Copco Lakes, with parts of the road being gravel and packed dirt. Then after passing through the town of Copco, you will ride the rolling hills back to Shasta Valley, through Montague, and back to the south end of Yreka, where Greenhorn Park is located. There is 4,692 ft. of total elevation gain. This is a challenging ride for the serious rider. There is 9.2 miles of gravel over the course of the route in various spots. There will be 5 rest stops  with beverages and food. Sag wagons will be sweeping the course to help you out of any situation. The scenery is spectacular throughout, and of course views of Mount Shasta.

Shasta Valley looking east to Goose Nest Mtn.

The 69 mile Route:   This is an all pavement route for the serious rider. There is  4417 ft. of elevation gain. This ride starts in Yreka at Upper Greenhorn Park. The ride takes you through Yreka, then at the north end of town heads west out to Shasta Valley, then north towards the Klamath River, however you will turn off east at the tiny town of Ager and will climb up through rolling hills to the south shores of Copco Lake. You will cross over the Klamath River, enjoy a rest stop in the town of Copco, then turn around until you are back in Shasta Valley. You will pass through the historic railroad town of Montague, then back to the south end of Yreka, where Greenhorn Park is located. There will be 4 rest stops with beverages and food. Sag wagons will be sweeping the course to help you out of any situation. Absolutely gorgeous scenery with views of Mount Shasta. 

Mount Shasta from Shasta Valley

The 38 mile Route:   This is a great ride for anyone who wants a beautiful ride without the long distance, and only has 1,288 ft. of elevation gain. The ride starts in Yreka at Upper Greenhorn Park. The ride takes you through Yreka, then at the north end of town heads west out to Shasta Valley. The majority of the ride winds through the cattle ranches of the valley, past historic farms and Little Shasta Church, all below the towering peak of snow covered Mount Shasta.  You will ride through the historic railroad town of Montague, and you may be able to visit the railroad museum at the final rest stop. The route takes you back to the south end of Yreka, where Greenhorn Park is located.  There will be 3 rest stops with food and beverages, and the sag wagons will be sweeping the course to help you out of any situation. You’ll love this ride!

Greenhorn Park Lake in Yreka, May 9th, 2017

The 21 mile Route:  This is a short tour of Shasta Valley, highlighting the town of Montague. There is only 947 ft. of elevation gain. You start out in Yreka at Upper Greenhorn Park. The ride takes you through Yreka, then at the north end of town heads out for Shasta Valley. After touring the northern part of the valley, you will go through the historic railroad town of Montague. You may even be able to visit the railroad museum at the rest stop. After powering up with food and beverages, you will head back to the south end of Yreka, where Greenhorn Park is located. There will be sag wagons sweeping the course to help you out of any situation.  This is a great beginner ride. 

Yreka, May, 2016

The 8 mile Route:  This is a short family scenic ride through the town of Yreka,  with only 459 ft. of elevation gain.  The ride starts out at Upper Greenhorn Park. The ride takes you through Yreka, then at the north end of town turns west and uphill through the neighborhoods. All of the elevation gain is in this section. Once you reach the west part of town at the higher elevation, the rest is all downhill. You will wander through Yreka, past  Evergreen Cemetery, past Fairchild Medical Cennter, until you end up at Lower Greenhorn Park and on the path back to Upper Greenhorn, where the after ride meal will be held. There will be one rest stop with food and beverages, and also a sag wagon to help you out of any situation. Your kids will love this ride! There are great views along the way also. 

 

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    8 thoughts on “Route Descriptions”

      1. Hi Len, Unfortunately we do not offer camping Saturday night at the fairgrounds, however there are many places to camp near by. I’d be happy to give some suggestions. Are you traveling from the north or south?
        Linda

    1. Is same day registration allowed. I understand that there is a $5 late fee for registering after the 8th, but it didn’t specifically state whether Saturday morning registration is available.

      1. Hi Andrew,
        This is event is not timed. Our sags however do follow the last riders in to be sure all are safe. Just let me know if you have any further questions.

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