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  • BBQ & Bike Wash

    BBQ & Bike Wash
    Saturday - May 7

    Having Fun and getting your bike washed TOO!

  • Event Rides Set for Five Oregon Scenic Bikeways

    Take a tour on one or all of the rides planned for the coming months on Oregon’s Scenic Bikeways. You are probably already aware of the Up and Down Ride, July 23, on the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway here in Southern Oregon. But you might not know about the others. Each will be a treat in its own right but all of them in the same year…that would be a life experience.

    • Grande Tour, May 7-8. Be ready for about 60 miles of riding each day. Begins in La Grande and your luggage will be transported to Baker City and returned to La Grande on Sunday. For more information and registration, visit http://bit.ly/GrandeTour2016
    • Old West, June 9-12. Three-day, 199-mile ride includes accommodations and most meals. For more information and registration, visit http://bit.ly/OldWest2016
    • Cascade Siskiyou, July 23. Appropriately called the Up and Down Ride, you’ll travel 51 miles and gain about 5100 feet of elevation. Barbeque lunch served after the ride. For more information and registration, http://bit.ly/UpandDown2016
    • Blue Mountain Century, Sept. 17-18. Organizers shuttle riders to Ukiah for the first day. Includes gourmet barbeque dinner served Saturday night in Heppner. For more information and registration, visit http://bit.ly/BlueMountainCentury2016
    • Cascading Rivers, Sept. 17-18. The family friendly one-day ride is 12 miles. Other one-day ride options range from 38-52 miles. Your luggage is transported for you and all meals are provided on the two-day event. For more information and registration, visit http://bit.ly/CascadingRiver2016
  • Ride Leader Insights and Concerns

    In advance of the Club’s April membership meeting, the Club’s ride leaders were asked in a survey to evaluate members’ riding behaviors during group rides. Their insights, compiled in the Ride Leader Survey, April 2016, provides a window both into rider behavior as well as ride leader concerns. Club members present during the April membership meeting were asked, as were the ride leaders as a part of the survey, to identify their top three concerns. Remarkably, members and ride leaders agreed. The top area of concern is Club members failure to stop at stop signs/obeying the rules of the road. Tied for second place were “respect for the established ride pace” and “failure to establish lane control on roadways that are too narrow to share with motor vehicles.”

     

  • Ride of Silence

    Save the date. Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. is the annual Ride of Silence. The 11 mile loop begins and ends at Hawthorne Park in Medford. The ride is open to the general public. Helmets are required. The pace will be 12 MPH or less. No one will be dropped.

    The Ride of Silence serves an international remembrance of those who have died or have been injured while cycling, and to raise awareness of cycling safety. Last year there were 357 Ride of Silence events in 20 countries on 7 continents. Forty-nine of the 50 US states hosted at least one ride. Please join us.

  • Velo BBQ and Bike Wash

    The Club’s annual BBQ and Bike Wash is on for May 7th at Tom and Linda Ryan’s home. You can register HERE.

    Tom and his crew of bike wash mavens have promised to lavish attention on those hard to reach places on your frame, each nipple on every spoke, and every tooth on each cassette and chain ring. The bike wash and socializing starts at 12:00. The menu? It’s a BBQ; great food and drinks.

    The Club’s rides will either start and end at the BBQ or have there mid-way stop located there. That way, we can all experience the fun, joy and good times that the Ryan’s get-down BBQ offers.

    Register now. That way Tom and Lynda will know how much BBQ sauce will be needed for the Velo’s many members who attend.

  • Ashland Watershed Update

    Lamb Saddle, Toothpick, Caterpillar, and Catwalk trails will be open for hiking and biking on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. The operations at Lambs Saddle Trailhead area are now completed. Lomakatsi is bringing in special equipment throughout next week to return the roads, trails, and forest restoration staging areas to their pre-existing condition. Trails south of Coggins Saddle are still closed until forestry crews get debris dealt with and trails rehabilitated and opened.