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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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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RVTD is supporting the Oregon Get There Challenge and other events in October.
Get There Challenge: October 4-17
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Posted by Jeff Roberts 4 days ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
Eight Velo Melo cyclists rode 36.2 miles Saturday morning. Our group started with only moderate smoke; we encountered some thicker smoke rated for “sensitive groups.” We continued, some with masks, and climbed into moderate air.
No one said that that he/she was a “sensitive cyclist “ (contradiction in terms?)
Posted by Jeff Roberts 3 weeks ago | 1 comment | View/Post New Comment
From the Ashland Tidings / Mail Tribune:
As Ashland prepares to update its 10-year transportation system plan, some advocates want to shift the city’s transportation future away from cars and toward bicycle and foot traffic.
A coalition of the Ashland Climate Action Project of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now and the Ashland Bicycle Advocacy Group will host a webinar 7 p.m. Thursday titled “Rethinking Streets in Ashland for Safety, Health, Climate, Affordability, Equity, Happiness, Apple Pie and More.”
The coalition “seeks to raise the voices of Ashland residents who believe that people of all ages and abilities should be able to go anywhere in Ashland safely by biking or walking,” said Gary Shaff, climate policy commissioner.
Marc Schlossberg, professor of city and regional planning at the University of Oregon and co-director of the Sustainable Cities Institute, will lead the webinar.
Register for the webinar at bit.ly/RethinkStreetsAshland.
Read more at https://www.ashlandtidings.com/top-stories/news/2021/08/18/advocates-seek-reduction-in-car-dependency-in-transportation-plan-update/
Posted by Jeff Roberts 4 weeks ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
The Siskiyou Velo Board voted on Aug 24 to cancel the Ice Cream Social for this year, due to COVID-19 variant spread and the difficulty of having an Ice Cream Social wearing masks.
Join us at Colver Park in Phoenix for the first post-Covid social event on Saturday, August 28th from 11-2pm. Ice cream, toppings and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by the club. This is a chance to socialize with the whole club, not just your riding group. Bring family if you’re so inclined. This is also an opportunity for non-members to come meet us and see what you’re missing.
Ride leaders will start and end their group rides here to facilitate the event.
If you plan to attend but won’t be joining a ride that day please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 8/23/21 to help assure we will have enough ice cream.
Posted by Robin Dressler 1 month ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
Some of you may have read the article by Mark Freeman , brought to my attention by Phil Gagnon and published in the Mail Tribune on 7/2/21, which stated that e-bikes are prohibited on the Greenway. I checked with John Vial of the Jackson County Roads and Parks Dept, who said that the U.S. Forest Service prohibits “motorized bikes” on trails. However, Jackson County does allow e-bikes on the Greenway, while motorized bikes powered by an internal combustion engine (eg gasoline engine) are prohibited. John contacted Mark Freeman to correct his report.
The speed limit of 15 MPH IS enforced on the Greenway for any kind of bike, e-bike or human-powered.
Posted by Jeff Roberts 2 months ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment