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  • All Ages and Abilities

    All Ages and Abilities
    Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery

    Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone

  • I need your support for the Great Cycle Challenge

    On behalf of Jennifer MacCracken:

    This month, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

    I am pedaling for the entire month and my goal is to ride 500 miles.

    Why am I doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in the U.S. – on average, 38 children die of cancer every week! Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

    It will be tough, but nothing compared to what these kids face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease.  And so I am taking on a personal challenge to raise $500 to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

    But to achieve my goal, I need your support.  Join me in the fight against kids’ cancer! Please help me reach my goal by donating at my personal fundraising page.

    All funds raised will support the Children’s Cancer Research Fund to continue their work in developing innovative treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

    Thank you for your support,

    Jennifer

  • Siskiyou Velo Melo Pre-BBQ ride, June 8: Fifteen Riders

    On behalf of Ride Leader Phil Kolczynski, who took the picture.

    Phil's RIde

    Second from left, Lisa Brill, Velo Melo Manager, acted as “sweep” to keep us cohesive;

    Third from left, Siskiyou Velo President, Harlan Bittner in his Oregon Jersey, who aided in herding us cats;

    Front Row Right — former club member Mo Russo, who has relocated to Arizona, made a guest appearance;

    Front Row Center, yellow jacket, Robin Dressler, who has led many Velo Melo rides;

    Back Row Center in Red, Jean ODonnell, who for years, led many wonderful moderate “VeloShip” rides;

    Back Row, next to Jean, Elizabeth Zell, who led Phil to get his first century;

    New riders, Walter and April Ehrlich: back row, right side, in black attire.

    Ride Leader Phil Kolczynski used one of his “Apps.” & satellite GPS tracking to create this video of the June 8, Velo Melo Pre-BBQ ride:  https://www.relive.cc/view/g35710950440

  • Next Board Meeting scheduled for June 13

    The next board meeting will be held 6:00 PM Thursday, June 13, at Creekside Estates, 4601 Pacific Highway, Phoenix.  All members are invited to attend.  Included in the committee reports will be a discussion of upcoming educational events and past and future advocacy activities.  Social events will be discussed, including a recap of the Bike Bar B Q that will have been held June 8.

  • Interesting article on Bike Culture in Seattle

    Biking in Seattle is a way of life. Here’s a look at our deep-rooted bike culture.

  • Why every cyclist needs a pool noodle

    From Quartz.com:

    I’ve discovered a life-saving device that allows cyclists to protect themselves and take back the road: the pool noodle.

    Find one for about $2 anywhere: dollar stores, shopping malls, even the supermarket. Choose from the array of fun colors and use a bungee cord to strap this light, flexible toy to your bike rack so that it sticks out to the left side (or the right side, if you’re in a country where cars drive on the left). Start pedaling and watch as car after car moves over to the other lane.

    The pool noodle may look silly, but since strapping it on our loads, it has made our lives safer every day. (Plus, it’s a fun conversation starter at pitstops, and it also reminds us not to take life too seriously.) On roads with zero road shoulder, the pool noodle becomes our shoulder. It makes us more visible to passing cars and the 18-wheelers that used to skim us constantly.