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    February 2016
    • message from president
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  • Ashland Watershed Trail and Road Closures

    The trails and roads that are closed, until further notice, include:

    • Catwalk, Upper Caterpillar, Marty’s, Toothpick, Eastview and Lamb Mine Trails
    • Ashland Loop Road/2060 Road above the White Rabbit parking area where the Caterpillar Trail crosses the 2060 Road
    • Tolman Creek Road above and including the Toothpick Trailhead

    For additional information, contact:  Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Alicia Fitzgerald, 541-488-0208, info@lomakatsi.org

  • Facts Should Change the Status Quo

    The percentage of young people with a driver’s license has plunged during the last several years, according to a new study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. In 2008, for instance, 65.4% of 18-year-olds had a driver’s license. Now, 60.1% do. The trend has been underway for decades but seems to have intensified since the recession that began at the end of 2007.

    This trend, the decline of miles of travel per capita, climate change, and the growth of people biking and walking should motivate our State and local appointed and elected officials to stop adding capacity to the highway and street systems in anticipation of future traffic growth. Instead, transportation investments should focus on completing the bicycle and pedestrian networks so people can walk or bicycle on facilities that promote safe and efficient travel using these modes. Without this change the State and local bike and pedestrian networks will never be complete nor will the potential economic, health and environmental benefits of these modes be realized.

    Please consider reviewing and commenting on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s draft Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (see post below).

  • 2016 Challenge Rides - Scheduled

    The Club, in cooperation with other community groups, has plans to host two (and counting) community rides – Eagle Point Cycling Challenge (Saturday, June 11th)  and the “Up and Down Ride” (Saturday July 23rd). The Up and Down ride follows the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway (the metric version of the Mountain Lakes Challenge). Consider registering for both rides. More information and a link to the Up and Down Ride will be available next week. Watch this space for a registration link and more information.

    If  you aren’t planning to participate in one or both of these rides please consider volunteering to help with their staging. Volunteering is great way to support Southern Oregon cycling. There is certain to be a volunteer role that you will find fun and rewarding. Please consider signing-up on the Club’s 2016 Community Ride Volunteer list.

  • Club 2016 Budget including Expenditure History

    Every wonder how your membership dues are spent? You can see for yourself by reviewing the Club’s 2016 Budget. You can always provide feedback and comment on this and other website posts by clicking-on “post a new comment” (see below).

  • Board Elects Officers and Program Chairs

    The Board of Directors has elected Don Coker as its President for 2016. Don brings wonderful energy and enthusiasm to the post and, together with fellow Board member Viki Brown (elected Club Treasurer), has been collaborating with City of Eagle Point officials to co-host the 2016 Eagle Point Cycling Challenge. Harlan Bittner will serve as Board Secretary (as well as co-chair Advocacy). Other Board members and their chairs include: Dennis Cramer (Ride Chair), Edgar Hee (co-chair Advocacy), Tom Ryan (Social Events Chair), Matt Walker (Membership Chair), and Gary Shaff (Education/Training Chair). Contact them using the Velo website’s Board page with suggestions or questions.