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  • Velo Holiday Party

    Velo Holiday Party
    Dec 10th - Saturday 6:30 to 9:30

    Wine, food, and merriment!

  • Ed/Advocacy/Membership Ad Hoc Meeting Scheduled

    The meeting is scheduled for December 14 at 10:00 a.m. Weather conducive to bike riding cancels. Contact Gary Shaff for more details.

  • Mural in Venice Beach, CA

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  • BTI Maintenance Dec 3, 12:30

    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.

  • Traffic Deaths as a Measure of Roadway Safety

    “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.

     

  • November Board meeting scheduled for Nov. 9, 2016 6:30 pm

    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.