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  • Making Cycling Safer for Everyone

    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.

  • Registration for Pedals 'n Pears Ride now open

    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:


  • Siskiyou Velo members get discount on Petal Pedal 2017 ride

    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.

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    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.

  • Revised sweeping schedule for Medford streets

    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.”