2017 Crater Lake Century
Even though it doesn’t look like it yet, we are hard at work on this event for the 2017 year! We are currently working on a new website and have pretty much spent most of our attention there. I apologize if I have not gotten back to you in a timely fashion in the recent past. To address a couple of the common questions I’ve received:
We have filed for a permit for the event for this year.
The tentative date will be August 19th, but that is pending National Parks approval.
We will be opening registration as soon as I have the permit in hand. This is usually the end of February or the start of March but could be as late as April.
I do not have control over road construction on the rim. I do not know where it will be, how extensive, or what the conditions will be. What I do know is that there will be persistent road construction for the next five to ten years, they will try to minimize the amount of road torn up to less than a mile at any given time, and that I will find out where they will be within two days of the event. We are looking into trying to have more volunteers on hand this year to offer shuttles across anything that is too bad.
We are looking forward to the event this year as much as you are.
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 last decade, the ride has contributed over $85,000 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.