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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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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Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone
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,
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On behalf of Ride Leader Phil Kolczynski, who took the picture.
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/
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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.
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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.
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