Crater Lake Century
Dubbed “The Best Ride in Oregon” by Bicycling Magazine, The Crater Lake Century is an annual bike ride that traverses up and around the Crater Lake Caldera. Available in 62-Mile and 100-Mile routes, the ride begins and ends at the historic Fort Klamath Museum. The annual ride is a benefit for both the Klamath County Museums and the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank. Over the previous 8 years, the ride has contributed over $70,000 to these organizations.
The deepest lake in the United States and the 7th deepest in the world is located in the northern part of Klamath County and was chosen as the site of the century ride because few places on earth command overwhelming awe from observers as Crater Lake does. Even in a region of volcanic wonders, Crater Lake can only be described in superlatives. Stories of the deep blue lake can never prepare visitors for their first breathtaking look from the brink of this 6 mile wide caldera which was created by the eruption and collapse of Mt. Mazama almost 7,000 years ago. Even seasoned travelers gasp at the twenty-mile circle of cliffs, tinted in subtle shades and fringed with hemlock, fir, and pine: all this in a lake of indescribable blue. For more information about Crater Lake , go to www.nps.gov/crla.