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    Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery

    Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone

  • Board Meeting Scheduled for March 27

    All club members are invited to attend the next board meeting, scheduled for March 27, 2019. Reports will be provided from the treasurer and activities chairpersons. The meeting will be held at the Community Center, Creekside Estates, 4601 Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

  • Oregon Legislature To Consider Bill to Make Bicycling Safer

    A Bend cyclists was struck at an intersection and killed by a turning FedEx driver on November 21, 2017. A Deschutes Circuit Court Judge, in the case, ruled that the FedEx driver was not guilty of the violation of failing to yield to a rider in a bicycle lane. The Judge, in reaching his decision, concluded that the bike lane, unlike motor vehicle lanes, did not extend into and through the intersection (read more HERE).

    The OREGON legislature is considering a bill, HB 2682, which explicitly provides that bike lanes extend through intersections. You can add your voice to the growing chorus of bicyclists and citizens that are emailing the legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation asking that they approve HB 2682. The hearing is March 27 at 5:00 pm. Comments should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. Be sure to include “HB 2682” in the subject line.

    The Club Board has written in support of HB 2682 and also identified a variety of other changes to Oregon bicycle law that would make it safer to bicycle. You can read that testimony HERE.

  • Membership Meeting - March 23, 9:00 am

    The Club will host our first membership meeting/community workshop of 2019 on March 23rd to discuss and prioritize education and advocacy projects for 2019. Your input is needed to guide the Club’s efforts and to help build an education/advocacy effort that will meet the challenges we face as a cycling community in Southern Oregon. The 2019 Club budget includes $2,000 for advocacy and education. How should that money be spent? 

    Read more: HERE

  • Start NOW! Be ready for the Up & Down (Lakes Loop) in July

    On behalf of Dominic Barth / ML Moore:

    Hey, shy cyclists! Time to think about the Up & Down, coming up on 20 July!

    Never done the Lakes Loop? Git’cher climb on early, and be ready this year. Have a look at gear, consider strategies, and start off with a stretch up the Callahan’s climb.

    Meet at 11 on Saturday, 9 March in the Project A parking lot at 66 Greensprings Hwy and Neil Creek Rd.

    Garbage weather cancels. Will update via Google-group by 9am on Saturday.

    upanddownashland.com

  • Training sessions for Up & Down

    New to the Up & Down this year is a series of weekly training sessions for Rogue Valley riders who would like to ride the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway (aka mountain lakes loop) but perhaps need support and training. Past riders of the Up & Down who would benefit from group training rides are welcome.

    The initial meeting is planned for Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 at The Grove (1195 E. Main, Ashland). This will be a strategy meeting but bring your bike for a once over.

    For more information see upanddownashland.com/training-sessions/