• Join The Velo

    Join The Velo
    Membership benefits
    • Social Rides & Events
    • Local Bike Shop Discount
    • Support Cycling Advocacy
    • Much More ...
  • Featured Rides

  • Current Newsletter

    July 2014
    • July Social Events
    • What's That Thing ?
    • Portland Naked Bike Ride
  • Biking - it is our thing!

    Biking continues to be among the most popular physical activities in the nation during 2013. Including people who ride off-road or on-road, cycling was the third most popular activity, accounting for 49,430,000 participants. It followed “walking for fitness” with 117 million participants and “running/jogging” at 54 million participants. (data from Sports Marketing Surveys USA).

    
“For inactive or sedentary Americans, there are so many great activities for people to start on their road to being active, fit and healthy. There are countless options. We just need to get more Americans active and increase their frequency of participating,” said Keith Storey, Vice President, Sports Marketing Surveys USA, the firm which conducted the survey for the Physical Activity Council. Help to make America healthier; encourage your family and friends to become more active. Better yet, ask them to join you on a bike ride.

  • Opening of 1.4-mile Greenway Stretch

    Club members Harlan Bittner and Phil Kolczynsk were featured in the Medford Mail Tribune report on the opening of a new section of the Greenway near Peninger Road / Expo in Central Point. Kudos to Harlan and Phil.

  • Club Camp Out

    We are looking forward to a large gathering this year. The Diamond Lake, Broken Arrow Campground Loop M-1 is reserved for the 7/18 & 7/19. There will be plenty of room to spread-out and enjoy the spleandor of the High Cascades. Rides on the morning of the 19th will match every speed and endurance level.

    Diamond Lake was chosen for this event because of its scenic beauty as well as the variety of ride options that are available there. Some members will obviously start and end at the campground but others may want to load some bikes on cars and transport folks up to the Lodge so cumnavigating the caldera (about 35 miles) and descending to camp is doable. Finally, there is also the bike/walking path around Diamond Lake which goes right through the campground and requires very little climbing.

    As for meals,they will be “on your own.” The Club will provide some snacks for a BYOB happy hour on Friday evening. There are restuarants in the area including South Shore Pizza, Diamond Lake Resort, and Crater Lake Lodge. There is also a small store at Diamond Lake Resort with food items and beverages. Register Here.

  • BBQ & Bike Wash

    On Sunday, June 13th, the Siskiyou Velos are hosting the rescheduled Bike Wash at 264 Palm Ave., Ashland. The bike stands open starting at 2 p.m., where Club members will wash your bike, clean and lube your drive train, and polish the frame with BikeLust. All while you watch, beer (or wine, tea or soda) in hand, socializing with like-minded folk, kick back on the deck or play ping pong in the shade. What’s not to like? At 4:30 the grills are lighted for beef, chicken, shrimp or veggie kabobs, and even more socializing and music. Bring all your bikes, family and friends and all their bikes. You can ride in or drive, park on the street or in the AHS lot nearby. Email Gordy at gordy.gilmore@yahoo.com and let him know what kind of kabob you want. Or call him at 303-808-6816. A bike wash and BBQ cost $15; extra bike $5; meal only is $7. Pay at the door, proceeds go to more Club fun. Don’t miss this one. A clean bike is a happy bike!

  • Ribbon-Cutting of Expo Section of the Bear Creek Greenway

    You can join a short celebration of the 20th mile of the Greenway trail at noon next Wednesday, July 9th. Park at Gate 1½ of the Expo and walk down the trail towards the ponds- we’ve found a nice spot in the shade. Alternatively, ride the Greenway there and enjoy this lovely, new path just north of the Central Point I-5 exit.