Planning is underway for the Rotary Club of Mount Shasta’s 4th annual “Castle Crags Century” on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Last year’s ride was a huge success with about 300 cyclists pouring into the community of Mt. Shasta. This year’s attendance is expected to be around 300 as well.
Mount Shasta Rotary Club is organizing and sponsoring the event with the help and support of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and Mercy Foundation North. 50% of the net proceeds will be given to Mercy Foundation North for the benefit of the hospital Auxiliary’s free transportation program. The other half will support Rotary’s local trail- building efforts.
The one day event offers 5 ride options for riders, including a Century ride, two Metric Centuries, the Mountain Metric and Valley Metric, a Super Century and a Half Metric. The 125 mile Super Century and Valley Metric are new this year. The Century, Mountain Metric, and Super Century feature a dynamic and incredibly scenic route over Mumbo Summit and around Castle Crags. The ride will travel through Castella along the Sacramento River through Dunsmuir and back to the City Park for lunch. The Century and Super Century riders will continue after lunch along the same route the 34.5 mile Half Met riders and Valley Metric riders will take, heading out Old Stage Road and continuing through Edgewood, around Hoy Road, returning through Weed.
All riders will enjoy fabulous rest stops along the route, SAG support, medical support, and a post-ride meal catered by Kevin Flynn, with local microbrew and live music by Old Skool.
The ride is sponsored by Dignity Health, Cross Petroleum/Chevron, Owens Healthcare, Carter International, and Scott Valley Bank.