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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
All Ages and Abilities
Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery
Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone
At the February 22 Siskiyou Velo Board meeting, members discussed ideas and timing for resuming group rides. The number of new Covid cases has dropped significantly over the last month nationwide as well as locally in Oregon and Jackson County. Also, the number of people getting vaccinated continues to increase. These factors hold promise for returning to some degree of normalcy in our lives, though officials caution that the spread of variant strains of coronavirus indicate that people should continue to practice social distancing and use masks.
Our Ride Committee chair, Dennis Cramer, recently surveyed most of our ride leaders and found that they are looking forward to resuming group rides, but the conditions under which they are willing to do so, at least in the near future, vary. Some of those conditions include: requiring masks during rides (all leaders would require masking while riders gather and during stops); maintaining social distancing; limiting the number of riders; and requiring riders to pre-register.
The board also reviewed the parameters currently mandated for group rides by two California bike clubs—Grizzly Peak Cyclists (https://www.grizz.org/rides/covid.php) and Almaden Cycle Touring Club (https://www.actc.org/clubinfo/covid-19-guidelines.pdf). Many of the conditions imposed by these clubs mirror the conditions suggested by our ride leaders.
Though Covid conditions have been improving, the board decided to maintain our hiatus on group rides for a while longer to ensure the improvement continues. Furthermore, since our ride leaders currently call for different ride parameters for resuming group rides, the board decided that now is not the time to re-introduce group rides. However, as long as Covid conditions continue to improve, we are aiming for resumption of group rides in late spring.
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The Siskiyou Velo Board will meet Monday, February 22 at 5:30 PM via Zoom. In additional to the usual business items, the board will discuss parameters for resuming group rides. Club members are welcome to attend. Please let Jeff Roberts, our Communication Chair, know via email if you are interested in attending.
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A former Slo-Mo member, Sue DeMarinis, passed on the information about the upcoming FUNDRAISER ride called the “Tiny House Ride”. This is a virtual ride, done at home on a trainer or on the road, for the victims of the ALMEDA FIRE.
Registration fees and donations go towards building Tiny Houses for folks left homeless by the fires. The rides are 30, 50, 100 and 200 miles done between Feb. 13-27, 2021. There are raffle prizes and all funds raised up to $15,000 will be matched by a generous software company.
You can register at: www.facebook.com/groups/thetinyhouseride.
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