• 10/07/2023
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • North Fork Town Hall, 33060 Rd 228, North Fork, Ca. 93643


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:



Short & Long Gravel Rides

 Century, Metric Century & Loop the Lake Road Rides

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 has 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. .


CHECKIN: Will be available on Saturday morning Oct 7 from 5:30 am to 9:00 am at North Fork Town Hall, 33060 Rd 228, North Fork, Ca. 93643.

Ride Descriptions

The Griz Gravel loops & Century, Metric Century can start at 7:00 am but no later than 8:00 am. Loop the lake start time is 10:00 am.

  • GRIZZLY CENTURY ROUTE (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.
  • GRIZZLY GRAVEL ROUTE 57 miles: 36 miles road (53% ) and 27 miles gravel (47%). 5,592 foot elevation gain. 

  • GRAVEL SHORT ROUTE    8 miles paved, 28 miles gravel, 3,707 foot elevation gain.

  • GRIZZLY METRIC ROUTE (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 ROUTE (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.


Price includes: 
  • 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, 
  • Rest stops and SAG support
  •  All riders must check in after their ride whether they want to eat or not. This is to make certain all riders have finished their ride.
  • Riders must check in at Town Hall to get their meal ticket after they finish their ride.

Registration pricing:

Growling Gravel 57 mi, 5600’

  • 4/2 - 4/16………$80
  • 4/17- 9/24…….$105
  • 9/25-10/1…..…$135

Growling Gravel 36 mi, 3700’

  • 4/2-4/16……….$70
  • 4/17-9/24……...$95
  • 9/25-10/1…….$125
Century 100 mi, 10,000’
  • 4/2-4/16……….$80
  • 4/17-9/24…….$105
  • 9/25-10/1….....$135
Metric Century 63 mi, 6600’
  • 4/2-4/16..…….$70
  • 4/17-9/24…….$95
  • 9/25-10/1…...$125
Loop the Lake….24 mi, 1800
  • 4/2-10/1………..$50

Baseball Jersey style Event shirt $18.   XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

The Griz takes place rain or shine! NO REFUNDS

Course closes at 5:00 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.

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