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Crater Lake Loop
This is probably the classic ride in Southern Oregon. It brings everything a rider could want to the table. It's a short 33 mile loop around the lake with several options for start...
The Lakes Loop
The Lakes Loop is a great training ride in the weeks before the Mountain Lakes Challenge (MLC). It incorporates all of the really hard parts of the MLC and still gets in roughly 50 mile...
Cedar Flats/Deer Creek
Experienced cyclists who've exhausted all of the possible rides and loops in the Medford/Ashland area may not be aware of this very challening loop south of Grants Pass. Like the C...
Conde Creek Loop
The Conde Creek Loop is one of the harder rides the Club will run each year. It is very similar to the Cedar Flats/Deer Creek Loop in that it is generally a rolling/flat ride with one v...
The ride to Applegate Lake and back is possible at just about any time of the year, it just so happens that it's about the best moderate length ride to open the season in the sprin...
Triple Peak Challenge
Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary? Try riding to the top of Dead Indian, Mount Ashland and the Greensprings in one day. The total elevation gain for the 92-mile thigh-burn...
Butte Falls Prospect
The Butte Falls/Prospect Loop is an amazing ride into the cascades. It has some good climbing - nothing that will break the legs - and superb scenery. Traditionally the club rides will...
Ashland Watershed Loop
Nothing about this ride is ordinary; the road is single-lane decomposed granite, the route is remote (like cycling in the wilderness), and the surrounding landscape is breath-taking. Yo...
The Woodrat ride is a great intermediate length loop that quickly takes you out of the populated Rogue Valley into a forrested rural area. The ride is roughly 46 miles with 3000 feet of...
Applegate Dam via Sterling Creek
This route leaves from Jacksonville and starts to climb immediately on Cady Road. Once at the top of Cady you make a left onto Sterling Creek Road. The climb from Jacksonville to the...
The road to Anderson Gap is one of only a few paved one lane roads that climb into the mountains above the Bear Creek Valley. It does this in spectacular fashion. I enjoy hard climbs. A...
Galice to Wolf Creek Loop
Ride goes from Galice Resort to Wolf Creek. This is a scenic route along the Rogue River and Graves Creek for much of the route. There are many miles on Graves Creek Road that is a si...
Salmon River Loop
If any ride speaks to the rugged beauty of the State of Jefferson, the very challenging Salmon River Loop does it in spades. This 100 mile loop is in the middle of one of the least deve...
There aren't many places around with views like you get on the Mt. Ashland Road. Once you clear the initial mile you are thousands of feet above the landscape below and the horizon...
Cantrall Park Loop
The route up to the top of Cantrall Road is strenuous but worth the effort. You climb through thick fir forests mixed with madrone trees. The average gradient of the climb is 8.9% wi...
Rain & Paceline Safety
PP - Paceline Prudence
The Dutch demonstrate their commitment to multi-modality not just in words but in infrastructure design and construction. View this video and then imagine how the The Fern Valley Interchange might have been designed had it been located in Holland.
Thanks to John Bullock for the his insightful browsing.
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Registration for the 2nd Annual Pear Blossom Bike Ride is now open. The event takes place on Saturday, April 8, departing from Medford’s Bear Creek Park. There are three rides to choose from, a 4 mile family ride, a 14 mile route, and a 62 mile (metric century) route. This is a fun event that includes a Ride T-shirt, rest stop and post ride refreshments, and sag support. A post-ride hot meal is included with the 62 mile ride. See their web site for more information and to register:
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The organizers of the Petal Pedal are offering a discount of 20% on registration fees for Siskiyou Velo members who use the code: siskiyou17 when registering. The Petal Pedal is a fundraiser for the Oregon Garden Foundation and begins and ends at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. There are four distances: 30,50,70 and 100 miles. Registration includes entrance to the Oregon Garden, live music and a gourmet dinner with wine and Hopworks beer. Date of the event is: June 24, 2017. If 4 people register together, one of the registrations is free. Check it out.
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Yesterday marked a day of commemoration for the victims of the Holocaust. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The date was designated by the United Nations. (Wikipedia)
Judy Kerr offers this inspiring video to mark the occasion.
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After receiving a comment and suggestion from a Velo member, Medford Public Works has revised their street sweeping schedule to clean the streets on their snow route schedule to hasten the removal of cinder on the more traveled roads first. Thanks to Medford for hearing our concerns and revising their approach. Below is an excerpt from the e-mail sent by the Public Works Department:
“I spoke with the supervisor in charge of the sweeping program and we are going to shift gears and have our sweepers take our snow route maps out and focus on the designated snow routes until they are done. We are also adding a temporary employee to operate an additional sweeper to the mix.
We will begin this protocol on Monday.
The supervisor tells me it is pretty slow going due to the amount of material they are picking up so I can’t give you a firm estimate of how long it will take.”
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