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  • Siskiyou Velo Board of Directors Seeking New Members

    The election of Board members to lead Siskiyou Velo during 2018 will take place in November, 2017 and we are seeking members who may be interested in serving on the Board. Board meetings occur monthly except in December and are 90 minutes long. The time and location of meetings will be scheduled based on the convenience of the Board members. All aspects of Club business are transacted at the meetings. Some of the current Board members plan to run for re-election, so there will be some experienced individuals around to orient the new members. If you have any questions about Board service, please drop me a note at: Ask a question and I’d be happy to answer.

  • Volunteers Needed for Bear Creek Greenway Clean Up Event

    This is short notice, but a coalition of community organizations are sponsoring a clean up event on the Bear Creek Greenway on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. To sign up and to get full details go to: Register here

  • How the Dutch Open Car Doors

    I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

    How to do the ‘Dutch reach’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41201002

  • Club Mailing on Oregon's Safe Passing Law Elicits Constructive Responses

    Bicyclists often complain that some motorists don’t follow the rules of the road.  We all know that sometimes cyclists don’t always follow the rules either.  We as cyclists should exhibit law-abiding behavior if we expect motorists to do the same.

    As part of our education campaign, the Club recently mailed Jackson and Josephine County businesses that operate between 3 and 14 vehicles a letter and poster that describe Oregon’s safe passing law:

    We received a number of responses to the mailing, most positive.  A few responses included constructive comments that implored cyclists to follow the rules of the road, just as cyclists expect motorists to do.  Following are some excerpts (edited for clarity) from one anonymous response.  Though this letter focuses on a cycling behavior that few if any Siskiyou Velo members would practice, it’s a good reminder that motorists notice how cyclists ride!

     

    To:  Education Chair, Siskiyou Velo Club

    We are in receipt of your reminder that motorists leave enough room for bicyclists.  We do.

    As a group that has demonstrated great concern for bicyclists, may we suggest you focus your campaign on educating bicyclists (especially those who may not yet be driving motor vehicles, and may not know the rules of the road) about the simple Walk Left, Ride Right dictate.  Riding on the wrong side of the road is dangerous.

    Throughout the United States, where we have lived and traveled for decades, this bicycling practice seems to only exist in Southern Oregon.  Who’s teaching this practice to young bicyclists? We encourage you to follow-up your campaign to admonish bicyclists — especially parents of young bicyclists — to Walk Left, Ride Right!

     

     

  • 2017 Mt. Ashland Hill Climb Race Results

    The Mt. Ashland Hill Climb Race is over for this year.  The race took place on August 27th on a somewhat smoky day. The race starts at Lithia Park and goes to the ski lodge parking area.  This is a 24.5 mile race with about 5000 feet of elevation gain.  It is a neutral start from Lithia Park until just past Emigrant Lake.  The weather was warm at the start and mild at the finish at the ski area.  The club was well represented in several of the categories.  The picture shown below is the winners of the 60+ Men’s 4/5 category.  First place was Dennis Cramer, second place was Shane Spano, and third place was Dan Morse.  All are Siskiyou Velo club members.

     

    Men’s 60+ Cat 4/5 winners

    The Men’s 40-59 Category 4/5 also had a Siskiyou Velo member as the 1st place winner.  Bob MacCracken took this title.  A podium photo of all the winners is shown below.

    Men’s 40-59 Cat 4/5 winners

    This is a great showing by club riders and an outstanding event for the valley.