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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Cookie Webb escaped the devastating fires in Phoenix, Oregon this week with just her car, purse, and phone. Her home along with the entire Creekside community burned to the ground. She has lost everything that wasn’t in her purse.
Cookie is a frequent ride leader of Slo-Mo rides, much appreciated by many Siskiyou Velo members. Please donate to help her out if you can. Her son has set up a GoFundMe page:
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Courtesy of Mike Vergeer,
From All Things Considered on NPR:
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We have learned that Flywheel in Talent was destroyed in the fire on Tuesday. Also, Alex Hayes, owner of Cycle Sports, lost his home. Cycle Sports employees have placed an envelope on their counters for anyone who would like to make a donation to Alex and his family.
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Interesting article on virtual racing using Ride with GPS, from today’s Mail Tribune. No login required.
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The Siskiyou Velo board met via Zoom on Monday, July 27 for its regular monthly meeting. The key topic discussed was the status of the club-sponsored group rides, which are currently suspended due to Covid-19. Dennis Cramer, the chairman of club rides, polled a number of our regular ride leaders for their perspectives on leading club rides at this time. Some leaders were willing to lead group rides under the conditions the club had established before suspending rides earlier this year—that is, riders carry masks and hand sanitizer and practice social distancing. Other ride leaders would require additional measures including that all riders wear masks during rides and limit their group sizes to between 5 and 10 riders. Given the complexity of managing rides with different requirements and the fact that coronavirus cases are continuing to increase in our area, the board decided to maintain the suspension on club-sponsored group rides at this time.
Many members enjoy group rides in part because they can discover new routes this way. To help members in this regard, especially new members, the club has posted additional featured rides on our website—there are now over 50 routes available that include moderate and advanced rides. To access these, simply click on Rides/Events > Featured Rides. Check them out!
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