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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery
Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
Garbage weather cancels. Will update via Google-group by 9am on Saturday.
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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/
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