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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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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I led a short ride on the new section of the Larson Creek Path, to the Greenway and the Medford Open Streets event. We had 5 adults and 3 kids for our extra-Slo Mo ride.
The Mail Tribune covered Open Streets in the Oct 13 edition.
Also check out a short video, with an appearance by the OSU cheerleaders at the SV Bike Valet and booth (at the end you can see Ann Smith, Harlan Bittner, and Jen McCracken.
Posted by Jeff Roberts 1 week ago | 0 comments | View/Post New Comment
This is a short (3 mi) and slow (10mph) ride from the Asante parking lot on Black Oak @ 10:30am, to Medford Open Streets on Oct 12 from 11am-2pm. If you’re going to Open Streets you can drive to the Asante lot and bike to the Open Streets event. There will be a Bike Valet run by Siskiyou Velo to safely park your bike while you enjoy the event. Riders who are not Siskiyou Velo members will need to sign the waiver. See the route here.
We’ll start at the Asante Work/Health Rehab Services lot on Black Oak, ride the new section of the Larson Creek Path to the Greenway, and then exit the Greenway at Jackson to Open Streets at 3rd St and Bartlett St. Jackson will have traffic control in place. If you can volunteer as a sweep for this ride, let me know by email to: email@example.com.
I’ll lead a return ride at the end of the event @ 2pm, but anyone who wants to return earlier can do so on their own.
Open Streets will have many activities including live music, Zumba, a Bike Safety Demo from Siskiyou Velo, and a bike rodeo for kids put on by the Medford Police Dept. Open Streets has Bartlett St closed from Pear Blossom Park to Liberty Park. See their website: https://www.medfordopenstreets.org.
We also need Siskiyou Velo volunteers for the Bike Valet: respond to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
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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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