Other Rides and Events
Members may be interested in these rides and events from other groups (not Siskiyou Velo). Use the contacts and links below for more information.
Ride for a Cause at the 3rd Annual Pedals N Pears Bike Ride – April 14th, 2018 in Medford
The Pear Blossom Festival’s Pedals ‘n Pears Bike Ride features four (4) distances from the easy and flat Comice Family Ride mostly along the Bear Creek Greenway to the challenging Royal Riviera Metric Century that takes riders through the Applegate Valley and through the Pear Orchards of south Medford. Ample rest stops and support will be available during the rides. All rides finish using the Bear Creek Greenway from US Cellular Park to Bear Creek Park.
The 2018 rides will all start on the Bear Creek Greenway from Bear Creek Park near the Pavilion area.
The Chico Wildflower Century is April 29, 2018 in Chico, CA.
The Chico Wildflower Century® is about the most fun you can have on a bike! It has even been rated as one of Bicycling Magazine’s Top Ten Century rides. Every year thousands of riders sign-up for the riding party of the year! Be part of the experience, eat lots of food, enjoy beautiful scenery, and challenge yourself! Come out and join us for the 37th annual Chico Wildflower, and you’ll see why.
Mohawk Valley Metric Century is on May 12, 2018, in Eugene, OR.
A portion of the proceeds are donated to Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts & Culture Program, the only truly integrated and accessible arts program in Eugene and Springfield for adults of all abilities. To learn more about OSLP and their services and programs designed to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities, please visit www.OSLP.org.
All three routes start and end at Armitage Park (90064 Coburg Road, Eugene OR 97408). You’ll wind through the gorgeous countryside of the Mohawk Valley, through the small towns of Brownsville, Marcola, Crawfordsville, and Coburg.
- 150K Classic 7:45 am start time
- 100K Metric 8:00 am start time
- 50K Mini 8:15 am start time
Malin Community Service Club Presents: The Art of Survival Century on May 26, 2018: Tulelake, CA
Located on the Oregon/California border riders pedal through scenic farm country and spectacular sites including the first US National Wildlife Refuge, the Valor of the Pacific National Monument and the Lava Beds National Monument where amazing geology and geography surround the rider. Rest stops combine excellent food and beverages with educational components, unique Ranger/Historian led talks.
Choose routes of Century, Metric Century, 45 mile, 16 mile family-friendly or a 20 mile mountain bike route through the Modoc Forest. All road routes are light on traffic and have mostly flat terrain. RV and camping sites are available at Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds, Lava Beds National Monument, Modoc Forest and surrounding area. Included in the fees is a SAG, post-ride celebratory meal, entertainment and prizes.
Great weekend getaway with multiple day activities that include exploration of caves at the Lava Beds National Monument, visit to Crater Lake National Park, waterfowl and wildlife viewing at Tule Lake and Klamath Basin Refuges, road or off-road trails and a great adventure at Oregon’s newest zipline—Crater Lake Zipline. Visit the contact page or contact Linda at 541-723-3181 for further details.
The 20th Anniversary Tour de Fronds is on June 16, 2018.
The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.
The Tour is well-supported with many and varied snacks and beverages available at each Check-In area. A large meal after the tour is included in your registration.
The Tour de Fronds transverses Oregon’s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
Seven rides are available. Asphalt rides include 30, 45, 63, 77, and 117 mile long rides with different climbing and grade challenges (see tire recommendations). Two rides are asphalt/gravel rides including a metric century to the Rogue River/Old Agness Store as well the 55-mile Big Tree/Flannagan Prairie ride.
The LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race is on June 9, 2018
THE CLASSIC IS BACK. Located in Weaverville California, the much loved LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race from the early 90s is back. Presented by Trinity Trail Alliance and the Weaverville Lions Club. Featuring an approx. 27 mile Long Course and a 14 mile Short Course.
June 23, 2018 is the Petal Pedal Ride in the Oregon Garden – Silverton, OR
Support includes well-marked courses, ride maps with cues, fully-stocked rest stops every 15 miles, support vehicles, dedicated dispatcher, medics, mechanics, over a dozen staff and 100 volunteers.
You’ll journey along scenic, quiet roads along mostly flat routes (with a hilly option to visit Silver Falls). The ride starts and finishes at The Oregon Garden, Oregon’s premier botanical garden with over 80 acres of specialty areas. All of the routes ride on low-traffic roads. The courses were designed by local cyclists to capture the very best of the Willamette Valley. Routes include 30, 50, 70 and 100 mile options.
Your ride pass includes:
- gourmet dinner
- free beer
- full support
- access to The Oregon Garden
A gourmet dinner with complimentary Hopworks beer is served in the grand hall of The Oregon Garden. Relax, explore the gardens and enjoy the landscape as you wind down from a rewarding day.
The Northwest Tandem Rally 2018 is June 29 – July 4, 2018 in Albany, Oregon
The 2018 Northwest Tandem Rally will be centered in the historic town of Albany in the heart of the Willamette Valley, over the July 4 weekend. Camping and motel options are available.
August 4th, 2018 is the Tour de Outback in Lakeview, OR
Tour de Outback is the signature event in Oregon’s newest cycling destination. The route follows the Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway. Starting in Lakeview, gateway to the Steens Mountains you will ride on low traffic roads through the Oregon high desert and the Fremont National Forest. In addition to aid stations along the way you also get the opportunity to stop in the tiny towns of Plush and Adel. Wildlife sightings may include deer, antelope and bighorn sheep. Car sightings will be rare though, Lake County has a population density of less than one person per square mile- you will see more support vehicles than random traffic!
Ride the Rim is September 8 & 15, 2018 (two different weekends), at Crater Lake
East Rim, the official vehicle free route and approximately 25 miles, will open at 8:00 am and will remain closed to vehicles until 6:00 pm. The East Rim can take roughly 4 hours to complete, give or take an hour based on individual experience levels. Please plan accordingly and start at an appropriate time. Riders can choose to continue past the vehicle free portion and complete the entire Rim Drive, which makes the ride a total of 33 miles. The additional stretch of riding with traffic and no shoulder does have a significant incline in narrow switchbacks for a small section, but is a great accomplishment for those that complete it.
The Vineyard Tour, is Sep 2, 2018 in Roseburg, OR.
The Vineyard Tour has joined the “Great Umpqua Outdoor Days” Labor Day Weekend Event and moved the premier Oregon bike rides to Sunday September 2nd .
The Vineyard Tour Road Bike Ride is a cycling event held each September sponsored by Umpqua Velo Cycling Club and offers 5 cycling routes to appeal to riders of all ages and abilities. Enjoy some River Blendz Coffee and rolls available at the start of the ride. Meet other people like yourself on a back country road in the beautiful Umpqua Valley wine country. Bike routes range from 15 mile, 30 mile, 50 mile half century, 75 mile, to 100 mile century. Each route uses scenic lightly traveled rural roads that follow the striking Umpqua River. Cyclist will pass by dozens of vineyards, wineries, forests, fields, and orchards along the way. Enjoy a meal after your ride by Big D’s Shedding BBQ catering (Chicken, Ribs and Black Bean Paddies) along with some local craft beer and wine. Join us for the Umpqua Vineyard Tour Road Bike Ride, Oregon cycling at its best. Visit the registration page, route detail page, frequently asked questions page for more information.
Ride the Rogue is on Sept 22, 2018 in Rogue River, OR.
All the rides have plenty of rest stops so you can ride light, and as fast or casual as you like! Sag support is available if you need it. There will be some changes to the routes and maps in the upcoming weeks – so check back often!
Full Century (99 Miles)
Metric Century (62 Miles)
Forty Mile (40 Miles)
Twenty Mile (19.6 Miles)
All Rides begin and end at Palmerton Park.
Mountain Bike Ride 2018
To celebrate the TEN year anniversary of Ride the Rogue we are adding a Mountain Bike Option!
There are many more events in Oregon and California that may interest you. Check out these pages: