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  • Board Meeting - September 3rd

    The Club’s Board will be meeting on Wednesday, September 3rd at Wild River Brewing, Medford at 7:00. Drop by for a brewski. All Club members are invited.

  • Ice Cream Social August 23

    We’re getting together Saturday, August 23rd at Colver Park in Phoenix for our annual Ice Cream Social. All members should plan on riding with one of various groups departing from that location and returning to enjoy a splendid, refreshing summertime repast of ice cream, pie, cake and treats that you will have earned through your glorious morning ride. Seconds for everyone!!!  The various group rides will depart at the times specified by the leaders and will return in time for the festivities starting at 12:00 noon. Watch the googlegroups notices and the ride notices right here for specifics.

    We’ve reserved the concession stand; we have real restrooms, shade, lawn seating and picnic benches. Just add fun folks on bikes. Should be a blast!

    Anyone interested in volunteering to bring a special treat, or helping with dishing out or cleaning up, just bring it or come to the park with that “I’ll help!” attitude.

    See you all there.


  • Greenway Closure Aug. 12 - 14

    Northridge Terrace to South Stage Road Closure

    Good news! – the supremely bumpy section of trail between Phoenix and Medford is about to be replaced with smooth new concrete.

    Bad news! – to accomplish this work the section of trail needs to be closed for three days.  Beginning at 7:00AM on Tuesday, August 12 and extending through Thursday (8/14) the trail in this area will be fully closed.  Please plan accordingly and find alternate routes to avoid this busy construction area and let the workers safely get the work done as quickly as possible without interruption.

  • Goatheads - it's the season

    This is the season for flat tires. If you drive your bike at a slow speed you are sure to spot goatheads growing along the Greeneway or unpaved road shoulders. The stems of the plant radiate from the crown to a diameter of about 5 inches to over a yard, often branching. They are usually prostrate, forming flat patches, though they may grow more upwards in shade or among taller plants. Avoid riding or rolling your bike near them and be sure to carry two extra tubes and a patch kit. You may need them!

  • What? Why? Why not? Ask the Roads Guys

    The next Velo Club meeting is Wednesday, August 13 at the Fire Station just north of Talent on Rt 99. ODOT and Jackson County  highway department reps will be in the hot seat to give us an overview of bicycle facilities in the Rogue Valley, as well as to answer questions. This is a terrific opportunity to have your questions and concerns addressed.

    Ian Bagshaw of Flywheel Bicycle Solutions will be presenting a gift certificate to one of the lucky people who ride to the meeting, and he will do a short informational presentation as well.