Voted 2nd place best bike rides in Oregon on OR Bike, the 6th Annual ART OF SURVIVAL CENTURY BICYCLE RIDE (AOS) takes place on Memorial Day weekend; SATURDAY, May 24, 2019 in Tulelake, California and Malin and Merrill, Oregon and SUNDAY, May 25, 2018 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.
Whether you ride a bicycle, or not, there will be activities for you and your family at our event on both days, May 26th and 27th. Our Honored California Highway Patrol will again host a Bicycle Rodeo event on both days for the children to learn bicycle safety. Last year 50+ children participated, so bring your children and grandchildren, their bicycles and helmets on Saturday to the Tulelake Fairgrounds at 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday to the Butte Valley Community Center in Dorris for this fun activity.
The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds in Tulelake has numerous visitor services available including a museum of local history, the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument Visitor Center, which is open to explore on Friday, May 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday May 25th. The Fairgrounds has RV and Camping sites with full hookups or dry camping.