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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Velo Holiday Party
Dec 10th - Saturday 6:30 to 9:30
Wine, food, and merriment!
The meeting is scheduled for December 14 at 10:00 a.m. Weather conducive to bike riding cancels. Contact Gary Shaff for more details.
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There is another afternoon trail-work day coming up. Here are the details:
WHAT: Maintain and improve the popular BTI mountain bike trail.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3. We’ll work until 4:30 (with plenty of breaks!) Please arrive early (12:15) to fill out once-a-year waivers if you haven’t already.
We’ll meet at the usual parking area by Rich’s trail, above Lithia Park. This is near the Waterline and Bandersnatch trailhead. There is lots of parking.
Gloves and water, snacks maybe. Wear sturdy boots. Rain jacket? (BTW, rain does not cancel)
Beer and Pizza to Follow: Sponsored by Ashland and Medford Cycle Sport.
Stuff to Know:
AWTA will provide tools. We’ll divide into groups; each group will have an experienced “trail boss” with them to provide instruction about how to proceed. You do not need to be an experienced trail builder. No Children Under Age 15. Under 17 needs signature of parent/guardian. Hiking on side slopes. Small amounts of poison oak off trail, but hard to see this time of year.
Pass it on.
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“The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported last month that the death toll from traffic crashes rose 10.4% year over year in the first six months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015. And traffic fatalities last year rose by the largest annual percentage in 50 years according to a report at The New York Times.
“What’s up, of course, is What’s App, Snapchat, Pokemon Go, and dozens of other driver distractions that accompany the wave of consumer electronics innovations of the past decade. Driving while talking on a cell phone was, perhaps, the first manifestation of what is now called distracted driving, but texting while driving and other distractions have made the problem worse.” (source and read more)
The use of a cell phone (without a hands free device) in Oregon is illegal but that hasn’t stopped the viral like spread of the behavior. Law enforcement and societal norms must change to ensure that people don’t operate motor vehicles while distracted. One thing that you can do is to be sure that you don’t contribute to the problem. Pull off to the side of the road if you need or want to use your cell phone (for any purpose).
The implication for cyclists is that we must be more diligent in ensuring our own safety. Use a mirror, always be aware of the traffic environment, don’t use headphones, wave/signal, use lights (even during the day) and obey the “rules of the road.” You need every tool to stay safe.
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The Board of Directors of Siskiyou Velo will meet at 6:30 pm at Angelo’s Pizza in Phoenix. The Board will be working on Club business with a focus on planning for 2017. Members are welcome to attend the meeting.
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