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27th Annual Grizzly Century & Gravel Bike Ride

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Date(s) - 10/01/2022
7:00 am - 5:00 pm


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The North Fork Grizzly Century, Metric, Loop the Lake and Growling Grizzly Gravel Charity Rides

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 significantly impacted 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.Image of a logo for Grizzle Century North Fork CA. Shows a cartoon of a bear on a bike guzzling honey

CHECKIN: Will be available on Saturday Oct 1 from 5:30 am to 9:00 am at North Fork Town Hall. 

Ride Descriptions

The Griz Centuries, Metric Centuries and Gravel loops can start at 7:00 am but no later than 9:00 am. Loop the lake start time is 10:00 am.


  • THE GRIZ  (100 miles) Over 10,000 foot elevation gain. Pass Mile High Vista, Jackass Rock, Arch Rock, the red fir forests of Cold Springs Summit, speedily descend to Bass Lake, loop the lake then back to North Fork.
  • GROWLING GRIZZLY GRAVEL 57 miles: 30 miles road (53% ) and 27 miles gravel (47%). 5,592 foot elevation gain.
  • GROWLING GRIZZLY GRAVEL – SHORT COURSE 8 miles paved, 28 miles gravel, 3,707 foot elevation gain.
  • THE METRIC CENTURY  (100K = 63 miles) A 6,587 foot elevation gain. North Fork to Mile High Vista and back. Tremendous views of conifer forests, rock formations, and the high Sierra.
  • LOOP THE LAKE (24 miles) A 1,836 foot elevation gain around Bass lake, the Pines Resort. Beautiful pines and quiet roads. Then return to the staging area along county highway 274. Loop the Lake starts at 10 am, riders can leave earlier but after ride meal doesn’t start serving until 1:30 pm.


Prices include:

  • Lunch stop for Metric riders at Mile High Vista rest stop or Griz turn off.
  • Lunch stop for Century riders at Griz turn off rest stop.
  • Lunch stop for Gravel riders at Cold Springs Summit Rest Stop.
  • Post-ride meal starting at 1:30 pm, riders must check in at Town Hall to get meal ticket after they finish their ride.
  • Rest stops and SAG support

Early registration – on or before 7/31/22

  • $80 for 100 Mile, Growling Gravel, and 100K
  • $35 for Loop the Lake

From 8/1/2022 – 9/10/22 (last day to order T-shirt)

  • $105 for 100 Mile,
  • $95 for Growling Gravel, and 100K, GG Short Course
  • $45 for Loop the Lake

From 9/11/2022 – 9/29/22

  • $120 for 100 Mile,
  • $110 for Growling Gravel and 100K, GG Short Course
  • $ 55 for Loop the Lake

09/30/2022 to10/1/22

  • $135 for 100 Mile 
  • $135 for Growling Gravel, 100K, GG Short Course
  • $65 for Loop the Lake

The Griz takes place rain or shine!

Course closes at 5:30 P.M. For everyone’s safety, please observe this time. Our SAGs will assist you in getting back to the staging area. Your cooperation is appreciated.


Location: North Fork Town Hall
3060 Road 228, North Fork, CA 93643

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