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Siskiyou Velo

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Water Quality Ride June 6

by ML Moore on May, 31 2015

The Velo Club is honored to partner with the Rogue Valley Council of Governments (RVCOG) for a ride on June 6 in Central Point. The purpose of the ride is to examine techniques used to improve the quality of the urban runoff that makes its way to small streams and ultimately to Bear Creek and the Rogue River. The route starts at the Don Jones Park and will loop through farmland and back through Central Point. We will stop along the way to allow Greg Stabach of RVCOG and Jennie Morgan of Rogue Valley Sewer Services to explain various water quality improvement features. These are sights that we see every day on our rides but might not appreciate their purpose. This should be an interesting ride for those who appreciate efforts to keep our streams as clean as possible while accommodating the needs of the people who live nearby.

This family-friendly ride will be about 12 miles with no significant hills, and we will break at about 15 minute intervals for an explanation of the water quality techniques in use at various places. There will be a stop for refreshments at the Pilot Store near the end of the ride, and there will be a few opportunities for bathroom breaks along the way. We expect to finish at about 11:30.

Roll-out at 9:00 a.m. from Don Jones Park, 223 West Vilas Road, Central Point. If you are planning to attend please email Ken Kelley at or call (541) 857-6819.


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