UPDATED REGULARLY: This years ride has an inspiring and gut wrenching historical event to honor. It is also set in one of the most beautiful, remote and undiscovered part of Siskiyou County with post ride festivities to be held in and around the Klamath Falls area.
The ride weaves through incredible wetland areas with a huge array of birds, wildlife and springtime wild flowers. It follows the historical landmarks that were part of an event that Japanese American internment camp survivor’s and their families make a pilgrimage to honor every other year.
The century ride also goes into Lava Beds National Monument which has an unparalleled volcanic landscape with towering cinder cones, expansive black lava flows and more then 700 lava tube caves. The park also has a rich cultural history, containing thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs, as well as the major battlefields of the Modoc War. This ride also has a bit of a climb in the last section about 10 miles from the ride end. Also century riders should plan to start no later then 7:30 am as winds sometimes pick up on the route in the afternoon. The first aid station opens at 8am.
All of the rides begin and end at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds in Tulelake, which has numerous visitor services available including a museum of local history, a WWII Pacific in the Valor Monument Visitor Center which is open to riders Friday May 23d 8:30am-5pm and 8:30am-5pm on Saturday May 24th, RV/Campsites and on-site restroom and shower facilities. Camping with/without full hookups is available at the fairgrounds for $15 per night. Payment can be made for one-three nights at time of arrival. All the loops go through the Tule Lake Segregation Center , Captain Jack’s Stronghold and the Century and the 45 mile ride also travel through Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
The Century ride has 5 strategically placed rest stops and the 45 mile ride has 3 , the 35 mile ride has 2. The rest stops are fully stocked with healthy snacks, plenty to drink, restrooms, end of ride food and 3 out of the 5 will have an educational component that we encourage all riders to experience. There will be a post ride reception at the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls which is also housing the “Art of Survival” exhibit which is not to be missed following the ride from 3pm-7pm. We are also providing a pre-ride meal at the Discover Klamath Center in Klamath Falls on the evening of the 23d from 5:30-7:30. There will be a registration table at this event and pre-registared riders can also pick up their ride packets. There will also be a registration table at the start of the ride on the 24th for packet pick up and ride registration open at 7am. In addition riders will have a free pool pass for the Ella Redkey pool in Klamath Falls for a pre dinner soak. Pool hours are 1-4 on the 24th and riders must show their colored wrist bands to gain free entry. Additional pool passes can be purchased for $5. Helmets are required for this ride. As an added bonus The Running Y Ranch is donanting a two night stay with one round of golf as a raffel prize which all of our registared riders will be eligable to recieve.
This incredible and awe inspiring area promotes a ride experience you and your family/friends will not forget.