250 expected for Saturday’s first Castle Crags Century

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
The Castle Crags Summit Century is not a race and will offer four options for riders, each which include dynamic and incredibly scenic routes over Mumbo Summit and around Castle Crags, pictured here.  File photo by Richard DuPertuis

The Rotary Club of Mount Shasta is scheduled to hold its first Castle Crags Century this Saturday, June 22. The ride will begin and end at Mount Shasta City Park with an expected 250 riders participating.

The one day event is not a race and will offer four ride options for riders, including a 97 mile century ride and 62.5 mile metric century ride, which 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.

All riders are offered rest stops along the route, SAG support, medical support, lunch in the park, a post-ride meal, and vendor festival.

The public is invited to the park for wood-fired pizza from Say Cheese Pizza, Mexican fare prepared by Dos Geckos, Kabobs from the Tree House, and Italian cuisine from Siskiyou Development Company, Inc. Dunsmuir Brewery Works is supplying beer and Jimmy Limo will provide live music.

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.

Fifty percent of the proceeds will be given to Mercy Foundation North for the benefit of a new Infant Security System at the hospital. The balance of the proceeds will benefit the many projects supported by the Rotary Club of Mount Shasta.

For more information or to register visit www.castlecragscentury.com.