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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
All Ages and Abilities
Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery
Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone
Posted by Jeff Roberts 22 minutes ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
I’ve discovered a life-saving device that allows cyclists to protect themselves and take back the road: the pool noodle.
Find one for about $2 anywhere: dollar stores, shopping malls, even the supermarket. Choose from the array of fun colors and use a bungee cord to strap this light, flexible toy to your bike rack so that it sticks out to the left side (or the right side, if you’re in a country where cars drive on the left). Start pedaling and watch as car after car moves over to the other lane.
The pool noodle may look silly, but since strapping it on our loads, it has made our lives safer every day. (Plus, it’s a fun conversation starter at pitstops, and it also reminds us not to take life too seriously.) On roads with zero road shoulder, the pool noodle becomes our shoulder. It makes us more visible to passing cars and the 18-wheelers that used to skim us constantly.
Posted by Jeff Roberts 3 days ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
Siskiyou Velo will host the annual Ride of Silence Wednesday in acknowledgment of bicyclists who’ve been killed or injured.
The ride is an annual reminder to drivers that bicyclists are vulnerable road users and the importance of all road users to follow the law; especially Oregon’s Safe Passing law (ORS 811.065).
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Start & end location: Hawthorne Park, Medford, Oregon
Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Meet in the Park parking lot off of Hawthorne Street near East Jackson Street.
Posted by Gary Shaff 1 week ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
Hey gang we finally have some great riding weather and it’s time for us to get together for the Annual Siskiyou Velo BBQ so mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8th, 11-2. Back by popular demand, Master Griller John Fries will be flipping burgers and grilling dogs. We will have all the delicious fixing and sides to accompany Johns masterpieces.
This year the BBQ will be held at Creekside Estates (4601 S. Pacific Hwy, Phoenix) Club House/Pool area, located about a quarter of a mile from Blue Heron Park and about a mile from Colver Park. Parking is limited so please start your rides at either location. Our new Bike Corral will be set up at the BBQ for your bike parking convenience.
Guests are always welcome to our social events, so bring a friend along or somebody that might be interested in joining our club.
If you have any questions I can be reached at 541-944-1569.
Hope to see you at this year’s BBQ.
Posted by Bruce Rider 2 weeks ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
The sun was shining and the temperature warm which meant a perfect day for a Club group ride. Nine Velo Melos, with Viki Brown as ride leader, explored the beautiful, quiet roads around Eagle Point while logging 25 miles of riding with 975 ft. of climbing. For some, it was a “getting back on the saddle” ride after some winter downtime and for others just a chance to ride with some friendly company. A break at Chamberlain Park gave us a chance to refill water bottles and have a friendly chat with a local police officer who stopped by on his rounds. We enjoyed a great view of Mt. McLoughlin on much of the ride. Join the fun and turn out for one of the many group rides going out every week. Thanks to Lan Roberts for the photo snapped from her seat on the back of the tandem behind her husband, Jeff Roberts, Velo Webmaster.
Posted by Victoria Brown 2 weeks ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment