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Old 08-07-11, 06:34 PM
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Grizzly Century

Anyone done this ride? Im thinking of doing the metric century. its about 5 wks away. anyone have any details or past experience willing to share. thanks
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I have done it twice.
Extremely good support (sushi at lunch) for the most reasonable entry fee.
It is organized by the town of North Fork but a very dedicated man from the forest service.
The century route is challenging (10,000ft) and beautiful but it is very doable. It is not as spectacular as the Easter Sierra but still nonetheless pretty with a lot of time spent under the shades of wooded trafficless roads.
Big pluses are the free camping, the free showers at the end of the ride and the free after ride BBQ.
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I have done the century ride once. I found it to be quite hard to do!!!! I did finish. It is in a great area thats for sure. If you like climbing you will like this ride.
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I've ridden around Bass Lake a couple of times, the short route on this ride. It's really nice riding. Took my scout troop a couple of years ago. Tough for most of the kids, but all finished.

However, if the showers are at Bass Lake, I picked up a nasty fungus from the showers there. (Is this too much information? ) Wear flip flops in the showers...

Also, it's really close to the south entrance of Yosemite. Take an extra day and bring your bikes down to Yosemite Valley. Best way to see the valley is on a bike...
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Originally Posted by gpelpel
I have done it twice.
Extremely good support (sushi at lunch) for the most reasonable entry fee.
It is organized by the town of North Fork but a very dedicated man from the forest service.
The century route is challenging (10,000ft) and beautiful but it is very doable. It is not as spectacular as the Easter Sierra but still nonetheless pretty with a lot of time spent under the shades of wooded trafficless roads.
Big pluses are the free camping, the free showers at the end of the ride and the free after ride BBQ.
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