The Century Ride begins at 6:30 am, the Metric rides at 7:30 am the half-Metric at 8:30.  

Gravel ride group start time is 8:30 am.      The Empire Fun Ride begins at 10:30 am.

All rides start at Gate 1 of the Fair Grounds. BBQ and beverages served from 12:30 pm through 4:30 pm.

The Rotary Club of Grass Valley invites you to participate in our seventh annual Gold Country Challenge. The event includes a half metric, 55 and 75 mile metric ride and a 100 mile Century tour of the beautiful Gold Country region of Northern California.  

 Three gravel rides- a 63 mile, 42 mile and a 10 mile Empire Fun Ride sponsored by
​Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

The ride is fully supported by friendly volunteers, fantastic rest stops, support vehicles, and well-marked routes.​

After your ride, you can relax, visit with other riders, purchase t-shirts and jersey, and enjoy a hearty dinner and entertainment.

Early BirdApril 1stJune 1st
Century$  70.00$  80.00$  90.00
Metric Challenge$  60.00$  70.00$  80.00
Milder Metric$  60.00$  70.00$  80.00
Half Metric Ride$  50.00$  60.00$  70.00
Moore Flat$  65.00$  70.00$  75.00
Grizzly Hill$  65.00$  70.00$  75.00
Empire Fun Ride$  45.00$  45.00$  55.00

   Includes 1 BBQ ticket per rider

      Additional BBQ tickets $ 15.00


    Raise pledges for Big Brothers Big Sisters using the        Online Registration pledge page

         $ 300.00 - RIDE FREE

         $ 500.00 - RIDE FREE and earn a Jersey


Nevada County Fair Grounds


Gate 1

Grass Valley, CA

registration fees

you're invited!

event schedule and times

​       Saturday September 11th

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