Mount Shasta Rotary Club is planning the Castle Crags Century as a fundraiser with the help and support of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and Mercy Foundation North.

The Mountain Metric Century, the drop-dead beautiful bike ride that is routed into the Trinity-Divide with spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, the Trinity Alps and Castle Crags, is being reopened this year as the feature of the Castle Crags Century.

The ride will start at Mount Shasta City Park on the morning of Saturday, June 23. About 250 cyclists have participated in the event in the past.

This year, cyclists will have five ride options that span 37, 62, 70, 97 and 132 miles. The reopening of the mountain routes, closed last year by snow, is putting the north state on the map for cyclists.

The one-day event is not a race. The Mountain Metric features a dynamic and scenic route up South Fork Road and over Mumbo Summit, through the Trinity-Divide, and then a descent past Castle Crags. Cyclists will then travel through Castella along the Sacramento River through Dunsmuir and return to Mount Shasta City Park for lunch.

All riders are offered rest stops along the route, SAG support, medical support, water bottle, lunch in the park, a post-ride meal (two meals for Full and Super Century riders), and vendors with event t-shirts, jerseys and beer. Pricing ranges $45 to $75.

In the past four years, the event has raised $75,000 for local health care and health assistance. Mount Shasta Rotary Club is planning the Castle Crags Century with the help and support of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and Mercy Foundation North.

Cyclists can register for the event and find more information online at www.CastleCragsCentury.com.

For information on Mount Shasta Rotary, go to www.mtshastarotary.org or www.facebook.com/Mtshastarotary.

The public is invited to the Rotary Club weekly meetings held on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. at Lalo’s Restaurant in Mount Shasta, except for the first Tuesday of the month, when the group meets at 5:30 p.m. at Lalo’s.