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  • Bikes, Brews and Boogie at Annual Party

    Get your dancing shoes on for this year’s Annual Party on Saturday, October 11, 1:00 – 6:00. As you noticed, we changed the season of our party to avoid the extreme weather last December. The great  dance band, Colonel Mustard, will be playing starting at 2:00 in Wayne Evitts’ barn at 4923 Hwy 66 (just past mile marker 4 on the left) Ashland. ( See  https://www.google.com/maps/@42.1594741,-122.6336437,3a,75y,26.22h,88.16t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sEJNMubcA95Jns9tgO0Gr7g!2e0  for a map.)

    The Club is hosting the music and a lavish bar-b-q, and guests are encouraged to bring a favorite side to share as well as a bottle of wine or beer.  You must RSVP  ASAP so that we know how much food to buy.

    Ride or drive: bring your friends and  dance partners; be prepared for fun!

    We will have a very short meeting to elect the Board of Directors for this upcoming year. Any members who would like to come for the meeting only are encouraged to do so at no charge.

  • 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

     

  • Velo Club Seeks Fundraising/Event Coordinator

    The Velo Club is advertising a part-time position to coordinate such fundraising events as the Board may designate, including regional bike rides and/or other bicycle-related events.

    The position will include coordination and support of fundraising events (min 2/yr); work with Club committees composed of member volunteers; develop budgets and track expenses. Participate in Board or Committee meetings as necessary; assist the Board in community and sponsor outreach. Work to average 5 hrs/wk. Compensation dependent on qualifications & experience.

    For a full job description, see http://bit.ly/SV_Job_Desc . To be considered for the position please forward a cover letter and current resume to president@sisikyouvelo.org. Application deadline is September 27, 2014.