UP and Down Ride
The fourth annual UP & DOWN on July 20, 2019 will be a road ride with lots to offer in the way of
challenge, scenery, support and food. Come ride the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic
Bikeway, the first such designated route in Southern Oregon. The Scenic Bikeway
route is 4900 miles and 4900 feet of climbing on winding, low-traffic roads with
unparalleled views of the Bear Creek Valley and Ashland. The Spencer Creek is
our answer to previous riders’ requests for a century. It is 96 miles with 7800 feet
of climbing with excellent SAG support and rest stops along the way.
The start and finish are at EMIGRANT LAKE, a rambling, shady park overlooking a large
recreational lake. Registration will include a scrumptious bar-b-q lunch, locally crafted beer and
SPEND THE WEEKEND! Ashland, Southern Oregon’s cultural jewel, just four miles from
Emigrant Lake Park, offers a plethora of activities, from theatre, music, endless dining options,
wine tasting and even mountain biking and hiking opportunities. Riders can make arrangements
to camp at Emigrant Lake or explore numerous lodging choices in Ashland, from B&Bs to a
variety of downtown hotels, convenient for exploring Ashland on foot.
THE BEAR CREEK GREENWAY connects the communities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford
and Central Point with a 20-mile paved, multi-use trail. Bicyclists, skaters, runners, and walkers
use the trail for transportation and recreation. Proceeds from the Up & Down Ride will go
toward expanding and improving the Bear Creek Greenway.
For complete details and to register see upanddownashland.com.