Other Rides and Events
You may be interested in these non-Siskiyou Velo rides and events, which have been suggested by members. The list is organized by date.
Be sure to observe COVID-19 precautions during these events, and check the event’s web page for any specifics for that event or changes due to the pandemic.
3/25/21: All Events on this page have been updated with the information available as of 3/25. Some events have been rescheduled for 2021, some cancelled, and some are TBD.
- Pedals ‘n Pears
- Chico Wildflower Century
- Siskiyou Century / Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour
- Mohawk Valley Metric Century
- The Art of Survival Century
- Tour of the Unknown Coast
- Tour de Fronds
- LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race
- Petal Pedal
- Northwest Tandem Rally
- Tour de Outback
- Tour des Chutes
- Ashland UP & Down
- Bike MS: Willamette Valley
- Vineyard Tour
- Ride the Rim
- Ride the Rogue
- Lists of other rides out of our area.
Pedals ‘n Pears is Saturday April 3, 2021, in Medford.
The Pear Blossom Festival’s Pedals ‘n Pears Bike Ride features four (4) distances from the easy and flat Comice Family Ride that rides along the Bear Creek Greenway, to the challenging Royal Riviera Metric Century that takes riders through the Applegate Valley and through the Pear Orchards of South Medford. Ample rest stops and support will be available during all the rides. All rides start and finish using the Bear Creek Greenway from US Cellular Park to Bear Creek Park near the Amphitheater area.
Ride Check in: 7:30 am
Rides Start: 8:00 am
Family Ride Start: 9:00 am
Check in will be at the Pavilion in Medford’s Bear Creek Park.
The following information was provided by the organizers on 3/25/21, regarding COVID-19 precautions:
All volunteers will be wearing masks and we will be strongly urging riders to wear their masks when they are around people and will do our best to ask people to social distance.
We will have hand sanitizer and masks at all the rest stops and check in/registration in case people forget or their mask gets lost/ruined while out on the course on Saturday.
At this time we have less than 50 riders total with all the rides combined. With all the different paces of riders I feel that most of the riders will be spread out along the routes which will help with social distancing.
All the food will be prepackaged, and instead of having water jugs with the pumps out on the course, we will have single use water bottles so that we can keep things as sterile as possible.
The Chico Wildflower Century is April 24th to May 9th.
In 2021, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Chico Velo Wildflower Century. Because of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our world and community, we cannot host the traditional century ride with over 4,000 regional riders. Our main priority is safety and getting people outdoors! In a time that feels less than normal, we’re designing our efforts with inclusivity at the forefront. We want to encourage you to participate in your area, solo or with others you have been quarantined with during the pandemic. Socially distanced life has highlighted the importance of getting outdoors, phasing safely back into the real world, and spring just wouldn’t be the same without Chico Velo’s Wildflower.
This year, we’re rolling out two full weeks to get involved with the Chico Velo Wildflower. The Wildflower 2021 is a two-week long extravaganza with 3 options to participate, special edition merchandise, and virtual interaction along the way. From April 24th to May 9th you can choose the option that makes sense for you, and get moving.
Each option comes with special edition merchandise. All three options come with a 40th Anniversary Wildflower t-shirt and all orders include free shipping. This event is virtually interactive! Meaning, leading up to the event and throughout the event window from April 24 to May 9, we will communicate with you about fun ways to share your experience virtually, enter giveaways and chances to win Velo gear. Make sure you are registering with an email you check often so you don’t miss out on any of the virtual aspects.
Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour is on May 1, 2021, in Yreka, CA
The next Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour will be held May 1st, 2021. We have had to move the 2020 event twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You will love this ride!!
THE SIX ROUTES
101 mile route – Starts at Upper Greenhorn Park. Police escort through Yreka at 7am. Goes through Shasta Valley and rides up to Copco Lake, then back winding through Shasta Valley, with spectacular views of Mount Shasta. 5 rest stops. 4,986 ft of elevation gain. All pavement. Meal and entertainment at the finish. Cost $65. Beer for purchase.
87 mile route – This is a very challenging ride with 5,320 ft. of elevation gain. Mostly pavement with 14 miles of gravel in various spots. It starts at Upper Greenhorn Park at 7am with a police escort through town, then rides through Shasta Valley to the Klamath River, then around Irongate and Copco Lakes, and then winds through Shasta Valley and back to Yreka. Great scenery. 5 rest stops. Meal and entertainment at the finish, and lots of beer. Cost $55. Beer for purchase.
67 mile route – Starts at Upper Greenhorn Park at 7am with a police escort through Yreka. 4,363 ft if elevation gain. Goes through Shasta Valley and up to Copco Lake, and back through Shasta Valley. Great views. 4 rest stops. End of ride meal, entertainment and beer at the park. Cost $45. Beer for purchase.
40 mile route – Starts at Upper Greenhorn Park in Yreka at 9am with a police escort through town. Winds through beautiful Shasta Valley with rest stops at Little Shasta Church and the Montague Railroad Depot Museum. End of ride meal with beer and entertainment at the finish. 1,352 ft. of elevation gain. Gorgeous views of Mt. Shasta. Cost $35. Beer for purchase.
21 mile route – Relatively flat beginner’s ride. Starts at 9am at Upper Greenhorn Park with a police escort through town. One rest stop at the Montague Railroad Depot Museum. End of ride meal, beer and entertainment at the park. Cost $25. Beer for purchase.
8 mile route – Starts at Upper Greenhorn Park in Yreka at 9am with a police escort through town. Winds through the town of Yreka. One rest stop. End of ride meal, and entertainment. Cost $15. Beer for purchase.
Mohawk Valley Metric Century was postponed in 2020.
No further status at this time – check the website link above.
The Art of Survival Century is May 29 & 30, 2021 in Malin, OR | Tulelake, CA | Dorris, CA
Registration is now open for the Art of Survival Century!
We can’t wait for you to join us for this gorgeous rural ride experience. Leave your cares of the world behind as you sink into the landscape where Mt. Shasta guides the way.
This year’s event features revised routes and tons of fun… safely at a distance in the fresh open air.
SATURDAY – PAVED + MOUNTAIN
SUNDAY – ART OF SURVIVAL GRIT + GRAVEL!
About the Event
This event is a collaborative effort of many local entities and non-profit organizations designed to showcase our rich historical heritage, our many natural resources, and our agricultural community. The setting for this unique ride is in one of the most beautiful and undiscovered parts of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties in California and Klamath County in Oregon.
What is unique about our event is that at each rest stop we offer educational components and/or ranger/historian-led talks highlighting the history, geography, environmental issues, and geology of the area. All routes are light on traffic and have mostly flat terrain, which is great for early-season cycling.
Tour of the Unknown Coast 2022 date is TBD.
Tour de Fronds will be June 18, 2022 in Powers, OR.
The Tour de Fronds will return June 18, 2022. Thank you for your support. We miss our riders. Due to the logistics of the changing regulations and the concern for the safety of our riders and volunteers, we need another year in order to host the quality event you have come to love. See you in 2022!
The LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race is on June 12th – 26th, 2021 – Virtual
For 2021, the LaGrange Classic is going virtual. What does this mean? No mass start. No single race day. Instead, registered racers start at a time of their choosing from June 12th through June 26th. Rides are posted to Strava and made public, which requires a free account. At the conclusion, the organizers will announce the winners. Awards and prizes will then be available for pickup in Arcata, Redding, or Weaverville.
See the home page for steps to follow to register. Final day to register is June 23rd.
Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations are rapidly changing as vaccine distribution increases. Current information can be found at the links below. Please be safe, courteous, and understanding of each individual’s situation.
State of California
Petal Pedal 2020 was cancelled – Silverton, OR
No further information is available.
Northwest Tandem Rally will be in 2022 in Eugene, OR
No information for 2021.
Tour des Chutes is July 10, 2021 in Bend, OR
MULTI-DISTANCE BIKE RIDE THRU THE HIGH DESERT & 5K RUN/WALK
Join us for the 17th annual Tour des Chutes! We will ride, run, or walk to support children and adults with cancer in Central Oregon.
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE A VERY FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION POLICY THIS YEAR, AND YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR TICKET (FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL) AT ANY TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Ashland UP and Down Ride was cancelled for 2020
No information on 2021 plans
Bike MS: Willamette Valley is July 31, 2021 in Monmouth, OR
Join a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS on an unforgettable one-day ride around the peaceful Willamette Valley. Enjoy some of the most picturesque sites in the Valley as you cross a covered bridge, cruise along golden wheat fields and pedal through Willamette Valley Vineyards. Feel the extraordinary support and excitement throughout your journey as we come together to reach our goal—a world free of MS.
Routes from 18 to 160 mmiles
We are continuously evaluating experiences to comply with guidance from the CDC, state, city and other local agencies. We will continue to update the website with the latest event details. Please see our Bike Safety and COVID-19 page to learn more about our current safety requirements and protocols.
The Vineyard Tour, is Sep 5, 2021 in Roseburg, OR
The Umpqua Velo Club Board and the Vineyard Tour Committee have decided that the Vineyard Tour Bike Ride will take place the Sunday before Labor Day, September 5, 2021. This decision is based on current projections of COVID-19 vaccine availability, vaccination schedules and current advice of health authorities. If this information changes significantly, the Umpqua Velo Club will reassess our decision and proceed accordingly. You will be kept informed.
As we have stated previously, our highest priority is the health and wellness of our volunteers, partners, sponsors, riders, and the people of the Umpqua Valley communities. Our goal is to provide the quality ride and the enjoyable event that you have come to expect together with precautions and protocols consistent with the safety of all participants and volunteers.
To this end, we are redesigning our registration and check-in procedures, our ride guidelines, our rest stop procedures, and our food and drink offerings both during the ride and at the finish to assure maximum rider and volunteer safety. We are also redesigning several routes and incorporating suggestions provided by riders in the post ride surveys.
We anticipate that on-line ride registration will begin on “The Vineyard Tour” website in mid-May 2021. If you have remaining vouchers from the cancelled 2020 ride those will be honored. Keep up-to-date by reading the FAQ’s on the website or ask a question by utilizing the “Contact” tab.
Be advised that we may choose to require a COVID-19 vaccination certificate of all riders. Our decision will be based on current best practices and protocols prior to opening registration in May.
We are very much looking forward to a great 2021 Vineyard Tour Bike Ride and we hope you are too. In the meantime, ride safely, take precautions, and keep well.
The Vineyard Tour Road Bike Ride is a cycling event held each September sponsored by Umpqua Velo Cycling Club and offers 5 cycling routes to appeal to riders of all ages and abilities. Enjoy some River Blendz Coffee and rolls available at the start of the ride. Meet other people like yourself on a back country road in the beautiful Umpqua Valley wine country. Bike routes range from 15 mile, 30 mile, 50 mile half century, 75 mile, to 100 mile century. Each route uses scenic lightly traveled rural roads that follow the striking Umpqua River. Cyclist will pass by dozens of vineyards, wineries, forests, fields, and orchards along the way. Enjoy a meal after your ride by Big D’s BBQ Catering (Chicken, Ribs and Black Bean Patties) along with some local craft beer and wine. Join us for the Umpqua Vineyard Tour Road Bike Ride, Oregon cycling at its best. Visit the registration page, route detail page, frequently asked questions page for more information.
New routes for 100 mile century and 75 mile rides
We have made changes to the 100 mile century with less hill climbing. We listened to your comments and have basically reversed the course. More information coming soon….
Ride the Rim is Sep 11th & 18th, 2021
Ride, Run or Walk on two Vehicle-Free Days at Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park’s deep blue water and soaring caldera walls have long attracted the wonder and admiration of people. The deepest lake in the United States, with a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake is also one of the cleanest and clearest bodies of water in the world. Largely pristine old growth forests surround the lake and support a diversity of Cascades plant and wildlife.
The National Park Service works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state, tribal, and local public health authorities and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners. Because Crater Lake National Park is subject to federal parameters, Ride the Rim 2021 will follow all guidelines set in place during the time of the event in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Depending on what guidance is issued, there is a possibility there will be conditions where Ride the Rim may be forced to cancel again. If the event is canceled for any reason, we will send communications via our newsletter and social media and place a notification on this website.
REGISTRATION DATE CHANGE
Ride the Rim 2021 has moved the opening registration date from April 1st to May 1st, 2021. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we feel it is in the event’s best interest to gain more insight from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, state guidance, and local Public Health. Although conditions have continued to improve since the new year as the vaccine has become more readily available we want to make sure we are prepared for any modifications to the event come September.
Ride the Rogue is Sep 18, 2021 in Rogue River, OR.
A Southern Oregon Cycling Adventure!
All the rides have plenty of rest stops so you can ride light, and as fast or casual as you like! Sag support is available if you need it.
Packet pickup Sept 17th, 3 to 6 PM at Palmerton Park and starting at 6:30 AM on Saturday.
Metric 67 mile
This route is just a shorter version of the Century route with 3 rest stops along the Rogue River. Lunch will be provided for riders on this route.
37 mile route
This is a shorter version of the metric route with 1 rest stop on the Rogue River. We recommend buying a meal ticket and having a late lunch at Palmerton Park after the ride, while listening to the sounds of the band. Maybe even buying a beer for you and your friends.
This route goes to Gold Hill, crosses over the Rogue River before heading north back to Rogue River and finishing at Palmerton Park.
The post race celebration will be held at the Palmerton Park Arboretum, a beautiful park nestled along the banks of sparkling Evans Creek. Big trees, green lawns, a pedestrian suspension bridge and the friendly and supportive community make this an amazing place to hold the RTR event. This is also why we limit the amount of riders to 1200 as this location is special and it would be difficult to replace without losing the true quality of the experience.
Ride the Rogue is more than a ride, it showcases the splendor of Southern Oregon’s incredible beauty, it’s people and epicurean delights.
All proceeds support the development of the Rogue River Recreational Corridor and Greenway project.