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    Bicycling on Southern Oregon Streets Should Not Require Bravery

    Making Bicycling Safe for Everyone

  • Oregon Get There Challenge and other RVTD Events

    RVTD is supporting the Oregon Get There Challenge and other events in October.

    Get There Challenge: October 4-17

    Join Anytime! GetThereOregon.org/Challenge

    Create an account or login at GetThereOregon.org to participate in the 2021 Get There Challenge from Oct 4-17. Challenge yourself and help make Oregon an even better place to live, work, and play.

    Unlock fun and knowledge-building achievements—plus, log transportation options trips and remote workdays for a chance to win prizes, including two $500 cash cards, two $100 Columbia Sportwear gift cards, WiFi extenders, six $50 Made in Oregon gift cards, and more.

  • Velo Melo Ride ride 8/21

    From Phil K:

    Eight Velo Melo cyclists rode 36.2 miles Saturday morning. Our group started with only moderate smoke; we encountered some thicker smoke rated for “sensitive groups.”  We continued, some with masks, and climbed into moderate air.

    No one said that that he/she was a “sensitive cyclist “ (contradiction in terms?)

  • Advocates seek reduction in car dependency in transportation plan update

    From the Ashland Tidings / Mail Tribune:

    As Ashland prepares to update its 10-year transportation system plan, some advocates want to shift the city’s transportation future away from cars and toward bicycle and foot traffic.

    A coalition of the Ashland Climate Action Project of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now and the Ashland Bicycle Advocacy Group will host a webinar 7 p.m. Thursday titled “Rethinking Streets in Ashland for Safety, Health, Climate, Affordability, Equity, Happiness, Apple Pie and More.”

    The coalition “seeks to raise the voices of Ashland residents who believe that people of all ages and abilities should be able to go anywhere in Ashland safely by biking or walking,” said Gary Shaff, climate policy commissioner.

    Marc Schlossberg, professor of city and regional planning at the University of Oregon and co-director of the Sustainable Cities Institute, will lead the webinar.

    Register for the webinar at bit.ly/RethinkStreetsAshland.

    Read more at https://www.ashlandtidings.com/top-stories/news/2021/08/18/advocates-seek-reduction-in-car-dependency-in-transportation-plan-update/

  • The Ice Cream Social Is Cancelled

    The Siskiyou Velo Board voted on Aug 24 to cancel the Ice Cream Social for this year, due to COVID-19 variant spread and the difficulty of having an Ice Cream Social wearing masks.

    Join us at Colver Park in Phoenix for the first post-Covid social event on Saturday, August 28th from 11-2pm. Ice cream, toppings and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by the club.  This is a chance to socialize with the whole club, not just your riding group. Bring family if you’re so inclined. This is also an opportunity for non-members to come meet us and see what you’re missing.

    Ride leaders will start and end their group rides here to facilitate the event.

    If you plan to attend but won’t be joining a ride that day please email robincdressler@gmail.com by 8/23/21 to help assure we will have enough ice cream.

  • E-bikes ARE allowed on the Greenway, but speeding is not.

    Some of you may have read the article by Mark Freeman , brought to my attention by Phil Gagnon and published in the Mail Tribune on 7/2/21, which stated that e-bikes are prohibited on the Greenway.  I checked with John Vial of the Jackson County Roads and Parks Dept, who said that the U.S. Forest Service prohibits “motorized bikes” on trails.  However, Jackson County does allow e-bikes on the Greenway, while motorized bikes powered by an internal combustion engine (eg gasoline engine) are prohibited.  John contacted Mark Freeman to correct his report.

    The speed limit of 15 MPH IS enforced on the Greenway for any kind of bike, e-bike or human-powered.

    Jeff