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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery
Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone
Here’s an interesting article from the NY Times on the effect of wearing a mask during workouts. No login required.
Posted by Jeff Roberts 1 day ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
This might be something of interest for Club members residing in Ashland. The incentive program is limited to 70 Ashland utility customers.
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The City of Medford has obtained free access to Strava bicycle data. The data can be used to determine where bicyclists ride and, importantly, where they avoid riding. Such data can inform development of improved bicycle facilities to create bicycle networks that are safe, convenient and efficient for everyone. Strava provides this data free to local governments. The information is provided in terms of bicycle volume on each roadway segment. The data are aggregated and stripped of any personal identifying information. So, every time you log a ride on Strava, you will be helping to improve the future of cycling for our community! Strava’s “heat map,” indicating various activities (including cycling) for the Rogue Valley, can be found at: https://www.strava.com/heatmap#11.31/-122.85451/42.26464/hot/all.
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Would you like to help restore and clean up the Greenway following the fire devastation? Jackson County is asking for volunteers to help with supplemental seeding, straw spreading and trash pickup. The next volunteer effort is the weekend of Nov. 14-15. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to rsvp. Here is the schedule:
Sat Nov. 14 9:00 – !2:00
Sat Nov. 14 12:30 – 3:30
Sun Nov. 15 9:00 – !2:00
Sun Nov. 15 12:30 – 3:30
For general information about volunteer opportunities on the Greenway, click on the following link:. Greenway_Volunteer
Please help restore the Greenway!
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This is on behalf of Mike Vermeer. Please reply to email@example.com if you are interested.
Have an extra bike or parts you’re not using? Consider donating them! Club member and board officer Mike Vergeer works with RVTD to repair and distribute free bikes to veterans and to recent fire victims throughout the Rogue Valley. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your donation or your questions.
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