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Greensprings Keno Access Loop
This loop will take you through some very scenic areas around two lakes in the cascade range before you get onto the Keno Access Road. The Keno Access Road does a gentle climb up to a...
Crater Lake Loop
This is probably the classic ride in Southern Oregon. It brings everything a rider could want to the table. It's a short 33 mile loop around the lake with several options for starting l...
There aren't many places around with views like you get on the Mt. Ashland Road. Once you clear the initial mile you are thousands of feet above the landscape below and the horizon open...
Butte Falls Prospect
The Butte Falls/Prospect Loop is an amazing ride into the cascades. It has some good climbing - nothing that will break the legs - and superb scenery. Traditionally the club rides will...
Cantrall Park Loop
The route up to the top of Cantrall Road is strenuous but worth the effort. You climb through thick fir forests mixed with madrone trees. The average gradient of the climb is 8.9% wi...
Applegate Dam via Sterling Creek
This route leaves from Jacksonville and starts to climb immediately on Cady Road. Once at the top of Cady you make a left onto Sterling Creek Road. The climb from Jacksonville to the...
The Woodrat ride is a great intermediate length loop that quickly takes you out of the populated Rogue Valley into a forrested rural area. The ride is roughly 46 miles with 3000 feet of...
Galice to Wolf Creek Loop
Ride goes from Galice Resort to Wolf Creek. This is a scenic route along the Rogue River and Graves Creek for much of the route. There are many miles on Graves Creek Road that is a si...
Ashland Watershed Loop
Nothing about this ride is ordinary; the road is single-lane decomposed granite, the route is remote (like cycling in the wilderness), and the surrounding landscape is breath-taking. Yo...
The Lakes Loop
The Lakes Loop is a great training ride in the weeks before the Mountain Lakes Challenge (MLC). It incorporates all of the really hard parts of the MLC and still gets in roughly 50 mile...
Conde Creek Loop
The Conde Creek Loop is one of the harder rides the Club will run each year. It is very similar to the Cedar Flats/Deer Creek Loop in that it is generally a rolling/flat ride with one v...
Salmon River Loop
If any ride speaks to the rugged beauty of the State of Jefferson, the very challenging Salmon River Loop does it in spades. This 100 mile loop is in the middle of one of the least deve...
The road to Anderson Gap is one of only a few paved one lane roads that climb into the mountains above the Bear Creek Valley. It does this in spectacular fashion. I enjoy hard climbs. A...
Triple Peak Challenge
Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary? Try riding to the top of Dead Indian, Mount Ashland and the Greensprings in one day. The total elevation gain for the 92-mile thigh-burn...
The ride to Applegate Lake and back is possible at just about any time of the year, it just so happens that it's about the best moderate length ride to open the season in the spring. It...
Cedar Flats/Deer Creek
Experienced cyclists who've exhausted all of the possible rides and loops in the Medford/Ashland area may not be aware of this very challening loop south of Grants Pass. Like the Conde...
All Ages and Abilities
Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery
Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone
I’m posting this to provide a warning about riding on Klamathon Road in Siskiyou County (this road is also referred to as Anderson Grade). This section of road begins adjacent to the Collier rest area off of I5 (3 miles south of Hornbrook). The gravel road runs for about 5 miles north along the Klamath River to Copco Road. I’ve ridden this road a number of times in the past as the rest area provides convenient parking and, once at Copco Road, there are quite a few beautiful rides available. Our group encountered three unrestrained, aggressive dogs about 2.3 miles north of the rest area. The bite I received required a visit to urgent care and, since the dog had not been vaccinated for rabies, I am receiving the series of rabies vaccine shots. In the future, I will not ride on Klamathon Road—a good alternative is to ride the freeway from the rest area north to Copco Road.
After our encounter with the dogs, we proceeded further north where I took the freeway back to my car to avoid another encounter with the dogs. Strangely, we passed an unrestrained llama that chased us for a short while.
It was good to get back to Oregon.
Posted by Harlan Bittner 1 day ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
The club has a storage unit in Ashland. After the Up and Down ride on July 20 I will need 2-3 people Sunday morning to help unload the rental truck, and put the signs and coolers back in the storage unit.
The road signs are made of wood and weigh about 25 pounds each, so being able to lift those is a must. If you can give me a hand that day call or text 541-261-4891.
Thanks, Matt Walker
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Pictures from Ann Smith taken on the RIde of Silence, on Wed, May 16.
Posted by Ann Smith 2 weeks ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
Pick an interesting route and add a prefect summer day and you end up with a fun group ride for 14 Velo members. We gathered at the very busy Upper Table Rock trailhead and then made our way out to Meadows, Evans Creek and Antioch roads for some climbing and relaxing downhill runs. Traffic was light, scenery was beautiful and the riders energized and companionable.We welcomed some newer members who appreciated learning a new route. During a quick stop at Rainey’s Market on Hwy. 234 for refreshments we stood out a little from the horse trailers and cowboy hats.
Posted by Victoria Brown 2 weeks ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
On behalf of Jennifer MacCracken:
This month, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!
I am pedaling for the entire month and my goal is to ride 500 miles.
Why am I doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in the U.S. – on average, 38 children die of cancer every week! Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
It will be tough, but nothing compared to what these kids face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease. And so I am taking on a personal challenge to raise $500 to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.
But to achieve my goal, I need your support. Join me in the fight against kids’ cancer! Please help me reach my goal by donating at my personal fundraising page.
All funds raised will support the Children’s Cancer Research Fund to continue their work in developing innovative treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.
Thank you for your support,
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