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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery
Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone
The League of American Bicyclists has reported that new legislation has been introduced in the Senate to increase funding under the Transportation Alternatives program (TAP) which apportions federal funds to state governments for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, Safe Routes to School projects, and recreational trails.
Specifically, the bill would make several changes in keeping with recent Federal Highway Transportation funds. The changes to TA would enable local project delivery to be implemented more efficiently and effectively, giving constituents the biggest payoff on the federal investment in TA. The bill will allow states additional necessary flexibility, including the ability to use up to five percent of TA funds for technical and engineering assistance. Technical assistance is critical to strengthen local governments’ capacity to submit strong project applications and implement awards. Other changes would help all communities participate and benefit from the program, including expanding eligibility for smaller Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
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RVTD sponsors Go By Bike Week to celebrate and promote biking as a healthy, affordable, and fun mode of transportation. We hope you will join us in celebrating Go By Bike Week. You can participate by simply taking the pledge to bike more and drive less. Join us for one of our community events, participate in our Bike Month Bingo, and share your photos on social media for chances to win prizes!
One of the community events is Ride With Leaders – Join local transportation and policy leaders on the annual Ride With Leaders bike ride on Friday, May 17, 2019. Starting at Common Block at 3 pm, the group ride will feature a relaxed 11-mile tour of city and county roads in the Medford area. Hosted by Jackson County Bicycle Committee and led at a mellow pace, there will be a few pauses along the way to demonstrate existing street-level bicycle facilities and access to the Bear Creek Greenway. A route detour for those riders who prefer a shorter tour will also be included. The tour culminates at Common Block around 5 pm where participants can socialize over food and refreshments. Riders should practice safe and courteous riding and comply with traffic laws. Bring your own bike and helmet.
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Siskiyou Velo will have a booth at the Rogue Valley Earth Day at ScienceWorks in Ashland on April 20, 11am – 4pm, to promote bicycling as a means to reduce carbon emissions, invite new members to the club, and increase awareness of our education programs and advocacy efforts.
Volunteers are still needed for this event and also for future events. If you would like to volunteer, respond to Ann Smith at email@example.com.
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The Club was well represented at the Ashland Bike Swap. Members shared information about the Club’s rides, social events, bike handling and safety information, offered sign-ups for future bike ed courses, and shared the status of the Club’s current advocacy efforts. Please consider volunteering for a future community event. Learn more HERE.
Ann Smith, center, with Matt Walker, left, Peter Currer, right, and Gary Shaff, not pictured had a delightful time visiting with many of the region’s bicyclist in attendance.
Hope to see you there next year?
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Join the Velo at the Ashland Bike Swap. We’ll be there to promote membership in the Club, and provide educational and advocacy information. The event takes place at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St. Proceeds are used to support Youth Bike Education,
Please consider volunteering with the Velo at a future community event. More information about volunteering is available by writing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the Club’s community outreach efforts by visiting HERE.
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