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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Velo Ice Cream Social
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“Of all our wacky and agitated 21st century culture wars, the most ridiculous and unnecessary, to me, is Bike Haters vs. Bike Lovers.“
“Look: I get that not everyone rides a bicycle, owns a bicycle, or showers with a bicycle (what, you don’t shower with a bicycle? It’s cleansing and delightful!), but the frothing and vitriol directed at cycling seems so disproportionate to the activity. Freaking out at your price-gouging cable TV company? Sure. Air travel? Absolutely. But bicycling? Come on. It’s like getting irate at a koala.”.
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On this morning’s Velo Slo-Mo ride, our ride leader, Ken Kelley had a head-on with another bicyclist on the bike path. Ken was knocked over backwards and landed encased by parts of his bike.
Ken was about 10’ in front of me. We had descended the Barnett Rd overpass heading to Bear Creek Park– the end of the day’s ride. On a slight up hill curve heading up to the Park, this guy zooms around the curve and comes into view about 12’ ahead of Ken. Ken was moving slowly and I suspect he assumed the oncoming fast guy would swerve around him. That’s what I anticipated he’d do. Instead, he drove directly into Ken. Ken flipped up and was thrown backwards with the guy and his bike landing on top of him.
He was unconscious for some 10 minutes with blood coming from his nose and mouth.
The fellow who collided with him landed on top of Ken and was quick to get up and after collecting his bike, said he’d rush off for help. That’s the last we saw of him. He was 30ish and hippy looking.
A 911 call brought EMT assistance in minutes. They braced his neck and untangled him from his bike and onto a board and from there to an ambulance.
Two hours later, I just spoke with him and his wife in ER. He’s ok but still has a problem with his arm. They’ll keep him overnight.
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and PBIC released a new white paper exploring ways transportation professionals can pursue and achieve more equitable processes and outcomes when planning and developing multimodal transportation systems.
“Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning” offers a clear and concise overview of how equity plays a role in our transportation system. The paper provides an overview of how equity is defined by FHWA in transportation planning, research on the transportation needs of underserved populations, strategies to address pedestrian and bicycle inequities, and many applied examples and additional resources. Strategies include practical guidance for fostering inclusive public involvement in the planning process and ways to leverage data to identify opportunities.
As with all PBIC-produced white papers, “Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning” is designed to provide relevant information and practical ideas that working transportation planners and engineers can easily incorporate into their regular course of business.
This new resource can be downloaded at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/resources/equity_paper/.
PBIC also will hold a webinar on July 26 (1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time) discussing how transportation professionals can pursue equity in their efforts. It will include discussions from communities that have worked to pursue equity in their communities. To register for this free webinar, please visit http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/training/webinars_PBIC_LC_072616.cfm.
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The Jackson County Fair is rolling out a new program this year to encourage residents to ride their bikes to the Fair: July 20 – 24. As you know, the Fairgrounds is easily accessible by bike from the Bear Creek Greenway in Central Point. There will be secure, staffed bike parking, prizes and a raffle for riders. See details on the Fair Website.
The County is also searching for volunteers to work as bike valets every day of the Fair. To volunteer and select a shift, contact Jenna Stanke Marmon. Volunteers will receive a free pair of concert tickets and free admission for two.
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A meeting of the Ed/Advocacy Ad How Committee is scheduled for 4:30 on 7/21 at the Growler Guys in Ashland. The members will continue their discussion of
the Club’s 2016 Ed/Advocacy Program.
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