From pavement to dirt - Siskiyou County offers scenic cycling adventures
The cycling routes in Siskiyou County are as diverse as the geography, accommodating everyone from beginning to advanced riders. Some routes feature short day trips while others are extended loops for multi-day adventures. Explore descriptions and detailed maps on the road cycling route and mountain bike trail pages. And, for the adventurous gravel grinders out there, Siskiyou County is the best destination in California with over 10,000 miles of dirt roads. Check out Forest Service topo maps and be prepared to ride. All this and more is an easy 4 hour drive from the Bay Area or a quick 5 hours from Portland. Leave the traffic behind and come ride Siskiyou County. - Cycle Siskiyou Credit
Jefferson Mountain Bike Association (JMBA)
"We are a local chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Our mission is to preserve, produce and promote amazing mountain biking experiences in the Yreka area.
A dedicated group of mountain bikers saw both a need and an opportunity for the future of mountain bike trails in and around the Yreka area. Greenhorn Park in particular is a favorite to mountain bikers both old and new to the sport. Our club members recognized the significant work of the crews that built the original trail system. As the sport continues to grow in popularity and as bicycle tourism efforts hope to make our community a cycling destination, the JMBA will take on a leadership role in maintaining existing trails and building new trails. We recognize that many of our trails are used by cyclists, hikers, runners, and horseback riders. As a chapter of IMBA, we are dedicated to ensuring safe and enjoyable trail use for everyone."
"Welcome to Siskiyou County. We invite you to explore California's best kept secret bike riding area. Far Northern California is a hidden treasure for cyclists. Visit this gold-rush inspired, high-alpine region for some of the best cycling in the West. Siskiyou County is the fifth largest county in California and has a total population of 44,900 people. For those living in the Bay Area, LA, Portland or other major metro area, you probably think this number is missing a couple zeroes, but it’s not. The largest city in Siskiyou County is Yreka with 7,343 people as of 2009."