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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
All Ages and Abilities
Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery
Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone
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
Posted by Gary Shaff 6 days ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
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.
Posted by Jeff Roberts 2 weeks ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
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/
Posted by Jeff Roberts 3 weeks ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
An Oregon legislative bill could dramatically increase funding for bicycle improvements in the Rogue Valley. You can help influence the legislation by voicing your support for more bicycle funding at a February 23rd public hearing at Central Medford High School Auditorium, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The meeting starts at 9:00am. The legislation, referred to as Cap-and-Trade – HB 2020, could provide substantial funding for “all ages and abilities” bicycle improvements and help to make bicycling in our communities “safe and convenient,” a requirement of the Oregon Transportation Planning Rule. Click HERE for more information about how bicycles can reduce green house gas emissions.
Posted by Gary Shaff 3 weeks ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
The fourth annual Up & Down: Ride the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway is scheduled for July 20. Registration is open at upanddownashland.com. (The previously published link was incorrect).
The Scenic Bikeway route, aka mountain lakes loop, is our iconic shorter route at 49 miles and 4900’ of climbing. The second route this year is The Spencer Creek which features 96 miles with 7800’ of climbing. Both leave Emigrant Lake and climb the Greensprings Hwy where The Green Springs Inn hosts a lavish breakfast on their tree-shaded lawn. Further water and rest stops are on the two courses, as well as extensive SAG support for any rider who needs a boost or encouragement. A delicious Bar-b-q lunch and craft beer are served at the finish where riders stop to enjoy their success and visit with other riders.
Jefferson Public Radio is a title sponsor this year and will be alerting riders all over Oregon and Northern California of our “best of the best” ride. This year we are offering the opportunity for a group of 4 riders to register for the price of 3. Gather your friends and sign up soon. Registration will close at 250 riders.
Many of the volunteers who are instrumental in making this ride so successful and friendly are Club riders. The Velo Club is immensely helpful in putting this ride on. Come on out and have a great day in the mountains!
Posted by Jeff Roberts 1 month ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment