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    October 2014
    • Annual Party Postponed
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    • Bike Lanes: Crosswalks for Cyclists
  • Annual Meeting - Rescheduled to 12/10

    I’m disappointed to report that the Club’s Annual Meeting scheduled for 10/11 has been postponed. There were just too few members registered for the event to make it work financially.

    The Board has rescheduled the event to Wednesday evening, December 10th, at Howiee’s in Medford (details and updates will be included in the Club’s Newsletter, Facebook and website as they become available). We hope that date will work with your schedule and that you’ll still be able to attend. Registration link.

  • Rules of the Road

    The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition released a great new educational video about the top 10 rules of the road. The sidewalk rule, mentioned in the video, is unique to California but otherwise the content is applicable everywhere. Take a look and always follow the Rules of the Road.

  • Board Meeting Oct. 1

    The next Velo Club board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Caldera Brewery at 590 Clover Lane, Ashland. All members are welcome to attend. Minutes and Treasurer Reports of all meetings are available from the secretary, Glenna Van Buskirk at Glenna.Vanbuskirk@asante.org.

  • OR99 Highway Plan Comments

    The Board, in its memo, praised ODOT for planning three-lane cross-sections for several sections of OR99. Even still, the Club has a long list of recommended improvements to ODOT’s Draft OR99 Rogue Valley Highway Plan, May 2014. Please forward your comments to Ian Horlacher. Emphasize, in your remarks, that OR99 is the only high-speed bike commuter route connecting all the communities in the Bear Creek Valley and that it should include bike lane designations throughout its length.

  • State Scenic Bikeway Coming to Southern Oregon

    Do you know that Oregon was the first state in the US to initiate a State Scenic Bikeway program? Recently Jenna Stanke spearheaded a proposal to have our iconic Mountain Lakes Loop designated as the first Scenic Bikeway in Southern Oregon. The route has been approved by the State Committee, but there are additional hoops to jump through. The Ashland Chamber of Commerce has recently approved the concept, and the next step is a public meeting to present the proposal to the public and answer questions. The meeting is Sep 30 at 6 pm at Pioneer Hall in Ashland. We should all attend the meeting to show our support and to ask any questions you may have.

    Proposed route:  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2262835

    Scenic Bikeways:  http://rideoregonride.com/rides/scenic-bikeways/

    Scenic Bikeway program:  http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/BIKE/Pages/index.aspx