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  • Car Free Crater Lake

    Car Free Crater Lake
    Sept 17 & 24th

    Take part in an awesome event!

  • Crater Lake Car Free Saturday Road Update

    Portions of West Rim Drive are likely to be unpaved and some pullouts will be inaccessible because of an ongoing road construction project.  Ride the Rim Staff and Park Staff will know the distance and location of the unpaved portions of West Rim Drive when checking in at North Junction and Park HQ.  Park Staff recommend that bicyclists, especially parties with children, avoid riding on West Rim Drive if possible, because of rough road conditions and increased traffic from Ride the Rim participants, shuttles, and other park visitors.

    Cyclists that choose to ride West Rim Drive are asked to pull over to allow the shuttle to pass if room allows.  Cyclists should also ride single-file when sharing the road with motorists. Rid the Rim parking is at North Junction, Park Headquarters, and the Picnic Hill area of Rim Village.  Participants are encourage to share rides to help ease parking congestion. A free shuttle will transport participants to the start of their Ride the Rim experience or to their vehicles at the end.  The shuttle will run between North Junction, Rim Village, and Park Headquarters.  The shuttle will not carry bicycles in an effort to accommodate more people.  Bike valets with limited space are available at North Junction and Park Headquarters.  A person or people from each party of 3 or more are recommended to remain with bicycles while members of their party park or retrieve vehicles to conserve space in the bike valets.

    Cell phone coverage will be at a minimum inside Park boundaries because of its remoteness and high elevations.  In the case of an emergency, dial 911 from any cell phone. Post-It Note Boards will be available at each rest stop in order for participants to communicate with other members of their party should they be separated. While riding, walking or running on the vehicle free East Rim Drive, we recommend that you stay to the right side of the road because the route is multi-directional.  Also, if passing another cyclists, walker or running, please do so on the left side and make it known that you are passing.

  • Sign in Columbus, Ohio

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    US city to replace ‘share the road’ signs with ‘bikes may use full lane’ ones. Read more.

    Thanks to Farrel Squire’s and Bill Stevens.

  • W. Main Bike Lane??

    How narrow of a bike lane is too narrow? I think the one along W. Main in Medford provides too little separation between motor vehicles and people riding bikes.Size 46 about 12 inches which means the paved surface between the gutter pan and the inside of the bike lane marking is about 25 inches. Here’s what the U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration has to say on the subject. ”Bicycle lanes serve the needs of all types of cyclists in urban and suburban areas, providing them with their own travel lane on the street surface. The minimum width of a bike lane should be 1.5 meters (5 feet) against a curb or adjacent to a parking lane. On streets where the bike lane is adjacent to the curb and the curb includes a 1-foot to 2-foot gutter pan, bike lanes should be a minimum of 4 feet wide (width does not include the gutter pan, since bicyclists are typically unable to use this space).” source – FHWA Safety

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    Too Narrow Bike Lane on West Main, Medford

  • Dennis Cramer Captures Mt Ashland Hill Climb

    DC atop Ashland Hill Climb

    Congratulations Dennis! He finished the Mt. A Hill Climb in 1:57:20.8 to win the Cat 4/5 men 60 plus road race category. The race features both a mountain bike as well as a road race course. This year the overall winner was Jonathan Myers who finished the mountain bike course in a little over an hour and a half.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Photo: Courtesy of Robert McCracken

     

  • Ed/Advocacy/Membership Ad Hoc Meeting Scheduled

    The ed/advocacy/membership ad hoc committee will meet immediately following the Board meeting on 9/7.