The 6th Annual ART OF SURVIVAL CENTURY BICYCLE RIDE (AOS) takes place on Memorial Day weekend; SATURDAY, May 25, 2019 in Tulelake, California and Malin and Merrill, Oregon and SUNDAY, May 26, 2019 in Dorris, California. This event is a collaborative effort of many local entities and non-profit organizations designed to showcase our rich historical heritage, our many natural resources, and our agricultural community. Plus promote Fitness, Family and Fun! The setting for this unique ride is in one of the most beautiful and undiscovered parts of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties in California and Klamath County in Oregon.
What is unique about our event is that at each rest stop we offer educational components and/or ranger/historian led talks highlighting the history, geography, environmental issues and geology of the area. All routes are light on traffic and have mostly flat terrain, which is great for early season cycling.
We offer a Century (100 mile), Metric Century (62 mile), 45 mile, 20 mile mountain bike route and a 25 mile family friendly route. Access the Ride with GPS route maps on our website. All routes for our AOS SATURDAY RIDE pass through the Lava Beds National Monument, which has an unparalleled volcanic landscape with towering cinder cones, expansive black lava flows and more than 700 lava tube caves. The park also has a rich cultural history, containing thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs, as well as the major battlefields of the Modoc Indian War.
AOS RIDE offers GRAVEL GRINDER MIX routes of 74 mile, 53 mile and 8 mile family friendly. Ride along the flat lands, by the Butte Valley wildlife area and up to lovely Juanita Lake. Continue through the scenic valley with majestic views of Mt. Shasta all along the way. Pass by several historic sites and agricultural farms and ranches.
Whether you ride a bicycle, or not, there will be activities for you and your family at our event on both days, May 25th and 26th.