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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

  • Membership Meeting - March 23, 9:00 am

    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

  • Start NOW! Be ready for the Up & Down (Lakes Loop) in July

    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.

    Meet at 11 on Saturday, 9 March in the Project A parking lot at 66 Greensprings Hwy and Neil Creek Rd.

    Garbage weather cancels. Will update via Google-group by 9am on Saturday.


  • Training sessions for Up & Down

    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/

  • More Money for Bicycle Improvements

    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.

  • Up & Down Ride on July 20 now open for registration

    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!