Franz Kempf at Mile High Overlook.
Photo by Rick Garner,
Yosemite Bicycle and Sport.
Grizzly Century is dedicated to community.
A few friends with a
passion for riding came together to create an upbeat
fundraising event to benefit their community in a
Rain or shine, hundreds of athletes
converge on North Fork to pedal their hearts out for good
cause. The Grizzly Century, a 100 mile bicycle tour over a
National Scenic Byway is aptly named. It’s open to
anyone looking for a sense of challenge, achievement and
shared spirit with nature. And, it is among the most
spectacularly scenic rides in the world.
“For those who are drawn to a
fitness challenge, the beauty of the Sierra, and the cozy
friendliness of a small town, the Grizzly Century is the
ultimate. For those who prefer a relaxed day of touring,
we offer a variety of rides that are equally rewarding
experiences”, offers Mike Nolen, a Grizzly Committee
North Fork, CA, home of the Grizzly.
Photo copyrights held by Ponderosa.
The Grizzly has a purpose beyond a
bicycle tour. The proceeds from the event are
used to fund community projects such as heritage murals,
landscaping features, and information centers. These
projects celebrate the pride of this unique community and
attract visitors to the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway
recreation area. The Grizzly is 100% staffed with
volunteers, including many dedicated residents who
sacrifice their early morning sleep to support the event
logistics and extend some friendly hospitality to the
riders and their travel companions.
Ponderosa is pleased to
sponsor this activity, and we congratulate the Grizzly
Century Committee and the resident volunteers for their
dedication to the community in which they live. We too
share the Grizzly's dedication to community by delivering
reliable quality communication solutions which make our
mountain lifestyle possible.