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  • All Ages and Abilities

    All Ages and Abilities
    Bicycling on Medford Streets Should Not Require Bravery

    Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone

  • Tariffs Imposed on Everything Bike

    The latest round of Trump imposed Chinese tariffs will effect $1 billion in bike products. The tariffs hit virtually all bike related items out of China, including complete bikes, frames, components, tires, wheels, inner tubes, auto racks and some accessories. Only helmets escaped the tariffs.

    “With about 95 percent of all bikes imported into the U.S. coming from China, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the tariffs would make almost every other bicycle sold in the country more expensive.” (source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-30/u-s-bike-industry-sees-little-benefit-from-impending-tariffs)

  • AAA story on Channel 10 news

    Channel 10, KTVL, ran a brief story about improving bike facilities, mentioning AAA, and including an interview with Jeff Roberts. It aired on Sep 12 @ 6pm and you can see the online version here.

  • Bicycle Facilities - Safe Routes for Everyone to Everywhere

    Do you want “safe and convenient” bicycling facilities in the community that you live in? What a silly question. Of course, everyone who rides a bicycle or would like to, wants bicycle facilities that are safe, as well as, convenient. That is the objective of “all ages and abilities” bicycle designs (see siskiyouvelo.org/aaa/ for more information).

    During the past eight months, the Club’s Board has been diligently working to convenience the City of Medford to reflect that approach in their transportation plan. We’ve had some successes; gaining endorsements from the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and other City appointed and elected officials. Unfortunately, that level support will not change the status quo.

    That is why the Club has created an on-line petition to help demonstrate the extent of community support for safe bicycle facilities. Please click on this link: siskiyouvelo.org/submitaaa to add  you name to the petition. When you sign, the Club will send an electronic letter under your name to the Medford City Council. Please include your own story of why bicycling, as a mode of transportation, is important to you. As an alternative, you could detail the extent and number of close calls or motor vehicle collisions that you’ve endured while driving your bicycle.

    Non-Medford residents are also invited to sign. There isn’t a community in the Rogue Valley that is full-filling its lawful obligation to create a “safe and convenient” bicycle transportation network for its residents. If we can convince Medford of the merits of “all ages and abilities” bicycle designs, other cities in the Rogue Valley will be more receptive and may follow suit.

  • In the News

    Harlan Bittner, Club President, and I were guests on the Jefferson Exchange, JPR’s news program. You can listen to the 18 minute long program HERE

  • Ice Cream Social - September 15

    The Club’s annual Ice Cream Social is scheduled for September 15 at 11:00 to 1:00 at Colver Park, Phoenix. There is no charge and you are welcome to eat as much ice cream as you like. Watch for Club rides to be scheduled earlier that morning. Fingers crossed that the smoke will clear in time.