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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Ride Leader’s (Phil Kolczynski ): Velo Melo group on Sep. 14, 2019. Seventeen (17) riders did 36-mile round trip into East Antelope Canyon. A large group had “recovery” beverages & lunch after finishing at Kaleidoscope Pizza
Custom aerial Video of the Velo Melo E. Antelope Canyon Out & Back 36’r:
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From Phil Kolczynski:
Special Thanks: Bruce, Mark & John who missed the ride in order to serve ice cream and provide good cheer.
Special Recognition: Current Velo Melo ride leaders: Vicky,back row center orange jersey, Robin,back row right w/ mint green arm covers and white helmet & former Siskiyou Velo-Ship Moderate ride leader, Jean,back row left white helmet multi-color jersey.
Special Service: The Three “Trike-sters” Bill, Jerry & Ray, in the front row, who voluntarily provided safety sweep and gave appropriate hand signals to misbehaving motorists.
VIEW a custom Video of this ride here.
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13 eager riders turned out for this fun 27 mile ride in Sams Valley on a perfect summer day. We climbed a few hills (1,300 ft) with minimal complaints. Photo taken at our refreshment break at Rainey’s Market. Two riders not in picture are Wil Thomson who left early and ride leader, Viki Brown, behind the camera. Rees Jones managed to duck behind someone else in the photo so he is also is not visible. A warm welcome to Derek Matthews who is new to the Club and on his first ride with this group. He is excited to be a member and looks forward to more group rides. Remember to show up for the Ice Cream Social ride on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Colver Park. Phil Kolczinski will lead the Melos on a ride starting at Colver at 8:30 am.
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The annual Crater Lake Ride the Rim event is coming up in September. If you have never done this ride, you are missing an epic bike event. The ride takes place this year on two Saturdays, September 14th and September 21st. In just a few years RIDE THE RIM has become one of Oregon’s most well-known and epic cycling events. The event was originally called “Vehicle-Free Days” in its first two years. In 2015, Discover Klamath Visitor and Convention Bureau teamed up with National Park Service staff at Crater Lake to enhance operations and logistics, branding, marketing and advertising, and other aspects of managing a rapidly growing event.Since then, the event has grown steadily and now attracts cyclists from all over the USA, as well as internationally to enjoy the serene beauty of Crater Lake National Park without any vehicular traffic on over 75% of the Park’s 33-mile Rim Drive. The parks service and volunteers staff the 5 rest stops on the entire loop. Water and snacks are available at each rest stop. The west rim is the only portion of the loop that is open to vehicle traffic. There is 3500 feet of elevation gain if you do the entire 33 mile loop. Parking and shuttle service is available for riders. For more information, see the link below:
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