Thursday, May 16, 2024

Siskiyou Velo

Southern Oregon's Premier Cycling Club

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.

We update the postings to 2024 information as we become aware of 2024 rides, dates, etc.  

Tour de Pears is Saturday, April 20, 2024, in Medford.

The Pear Blossom Festival’s Tour de Pear 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.

 

 


The Chico Wildflower Century is Sat – Sun, April 27-28, 2024 in Chico, CA

The Wildflower Is In Full Bloom! 

Chico Wildflower Century riders can choose from 7 route options designed for riders at all ages, stages, and abilities. Your registration includes a custom Specialized water bottle, fully loaded rest stops, SAG support, and a delicious post-ride meal and dessert. Sierra Nevada has previously brewed the Wildflower IPA to be on tap during the event.


Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour is on May 18 & 19, 2024 in Yreka, CA

In 2024, the dates are two weeks later than in prior years. We are partnering with the Jefferson Mtn. Bike Assoc. to put on a 2 day event.

Saturday the 18th will be all pavement rides of 104, 67, 40 and 21 miles.

Sunday May 19th will be 2 gravel rides of 62 and 39 miles.

 

 


Mohawk Valley Metric Century in Eugene, OR – has not been updated for 2024.

Categories/Cost:
100 Mile……………..$55
100 Kilometer……..$55
50 Kilometer……….$45

*Registration fees increase $10 April 16, 2023

*An annual OBRA license, or one-day license, is required;
if a participant doesn’t have a license, a one-day is available to purchase at registration check-out.

What’s Included:
-Fully-stocked aid stations with friendly volunteer support.
-Post event lunch and free beverage from Claim52 brewing.

The Mohawk Valley Metric Century is a benefit for the Oregon Youth Mountain Bike League’s “GRiT” Program, which is part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).  GRiT recognizes the need to get more girls on bikes. GRiT’s goal is to empower female student-athlete’s to make their mark, on or off the bike.  Currently, girls represents 20% of NICA’s overall national student-athlete participation. GRiT seeks to increase that number significantly in Oregon over the next five years.


miniCROC is May 25, 2024 in Pendleton, OR

The miniCROC is a 62 mile climb and descent in the beautiful Blue Mountains outside Pendleton, OR.  The miniCROC is Pendleton on Wheels’ (POW) fundraiser providing grants to children’s organizations in the area. Please check out our website for more details.   Sag support and a post ride taco buffet at Backfire Station in Pendleton. Registration is open now!

 

 

 


The Art of Survival Century is May 25, 2024, Malin, OR | May 26, 2024, Dorris, CA

Registration is now open for the Art of Survival Century!

The 10th Annual Art of Survival Century Bicycle Ride isn’t just about pedaling a road or mountain bike through beautiful stretches of countryside. It’s also an opportunity to learn about a region that includes Southern Oregon’s Klamath Basin and Northern California’s Tulelake Basin and Butte Valley area.

What is unique about this event—which is a ride, not a race—is that at each rest stop offers educational components and/or ranger or historian led talks highlighting the cultural history, geography, environmental issues and geology of the area.  Along with providing fluids and nutritious snacks at the rest stops, riders will have opportunities to learn about the areas they’re passing through.

SATURDAY – PAVED

Routes are based out of Malin, OR
100 Mile Century
Metric Century
38 Mile Route
Family Friendly Out-and-Back

SUNDAY – ART OF SURVIVAL GRIT + GRAVEL!

Gravel routes are based out of Dorris, CA
74 Miles (42% gravel)
54 Miles (35% gravel)
13 Mile Family Route  (50% gravel)


Mt. Ashland Hill Climb is June 8, 2024 in Ashland, OR.

The Mt Ashland Hill Climb is your chance to get a glimpse of what this area has to offer. Start in Lithia Park (1900′) and climb all the way up to the summit at 7500′ (see the soccer ball?) for a total gain of over one mile.

All proceeds from the hill climb will benefit
Ashland Woodland and Trails Association (AWTA), Ashland DEVO, or Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA)

Note: this event is run/walk/skip/bike a half marathon+ with over a mile of vertical.

 


Tour of the Unknown Coast has moved to September 21, 2024 in Humboldt County, CA.

Since 1978, the Tour of the Unknown Coast has been called one of California’s toughest century rides, and among the most beautiful routes anywhere. Starting in the historic town of Ferndale, the course passes through towering redwoods, over coastal mountains and along the rim of the Pacific Ocean.

Those who favor a less strenuous adventure will enjoy the Avenue of the Giants 100K ride. This route offers a tour through the farmland in the Eel River delta, a glimpse into the history of the timber industry in the area, and a taste of the redwoods that this area is famous for.

 

 


Tour de Fronds will be Saturday, June 17, 2023 in Powers, OR.

The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.

The Tour is well-supported with many and varied snacks and beverages available at each checkpoint.  A large meal after the tour is included in your registration.

The Tour de Fronds traverses Oregon’s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

Five rides are available.  Asphalt rides include 30, 456377, and 102 mile-long rides with different climbing and grade challenges (see tire recommendations).

 


The LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race is on June 11th – 2022 in Weaverville, CA

The 2022 LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race in Weaverville will be held in two formats.  Three courses, Elite, Sport and Intermediate, will be the sites of a traditional one-day race on Saturday, June 11, 2022.  The Novice (8 mile) Coursewill be the venue of a virtual race over the week of June 4 -10.    On Saturday, event organizers, the Trinity Trail Alliance, are looking forward to presenting a pre-race downtown procession, a challenging one-day mountain bike race on the Weaver Basin Trail System and a celebration at Lowden Park in the afternoon.  However, there will be some exciting changes.

 


Petal Pedal is now May 28, 2022 – Silverton, OR

The Oregon Garden

Silverton, OR

30, 50, 70, or 100-miles

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, gourmet dinner, admission to Oregon Garden, custom bib, rest stops, course support, live music, and an open beer and wine bar.

  • Ride the Fertile Willamette Valley in High Bloom
  • The Oregon Garden: 80 Acres of Botanical Bliss
  • Unrivaled After-Party

Northwest Tandem Rally is July 1-4, 2022 in Eugene, OR

Since 1986, the Northwest Tandem Rally has been bringing you premiere destination rides throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and British Columbia. Drawing hundreds of tandem teams from around the nation, the rally is hosted in a new city venue each year and is organized by local cycling advocates and clubs.

The NWTR exists to bring together tandem bicycle enthusiasts once a year to promote bicycle tourism, camaraderie, and to raise funds for bicycle infrastructure and awareness.

 


Tour de Outback and Warner Canyon Summerfest are returning June 25, 2022.

Last year the pairing of Summerfest and Tour de Outback was such a success, we have decided to partner again in 2022. It will be an exciting day of outdoor recreation, food, music, and fun for the family! Save the date June 25, 2022 at Warner Canyon Ski Hill.

This amazing event offers two picturesque road bike rides—26 miles and 71 miles in length, a 22-mile mountain bike ride and two trail runs—10 miles and a 5k run/walk.

At the end of each ride or run enjoy a free entry to Warner Canyon Summerfest. A free entry comes with the purchase of your event registration. If you are not partaking in an event, there will be an entry fee.

 


Tour des Chutes is July 9, 2022 in Bend, OR

The 2022 Tour des Chutes includes four road cycling routes:

  • 25 mile – a great mix of forest and agricultural land views
  • 50 mile – includes a large portion of the twin bridges loop with great mountain views
  • 75 mile – enjoy 18 miles of the Sister-Smith Rock Scenic Byway on this long ride
  • 100 mile – an iconic century ride that features unforgettable scenery

From the volcanic rock faces at Smith Rock to drifting in and out of high desert forestland, these routes are sure to impress! Specific details on each route can be found here. Details on the safety and support we offer our riders can be found here.

Registration opens on January 1, 2022. (You can bookmark our registration page here)


Bike MS: Willamette Valley is August 6 -7, 2022 in Monmouth, OR

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime

Join a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS on an unforgettable two-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.

COVID-19 Information

Please see our Bike Safety and COVID-19 page to learn more about our current safety requirements and protocols.

 


Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour is August 14, 2022 in Albany, OR

The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour is one day cycling event in the mid-Willamette Valley. The first CBBT was held in the late 1970s, and the event features route options, rest stops, food and SAG support to match a wide range of cycling interests and skill levels.

2022 will mark the 43rd time of this excellent ride. Explore the rural roads of Linn County, and depending on which of the route options you choose, you’ll cross up to five historic covered bridges in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

You’ll experience scenic views, open fields, rolling hills, and only a few traffic lights. You will be glad to know that a large portion of your entry fee goes to support Bicycle Education & Safety programs in the MVBC’s Willamette Valley community.

Come ride the CBBT with us this year. Bring your family, and tell your friends to check it out too. It’s hard to find a more beautiful one day ride anywhere, and the hospitality and pricing are simply the best.


The Vineyard Tour, is Sep 3, 2023 in Roseburg, OR

RIDE • VINE • DINE
Join us for a full WEEKEND of activities! (Sept. 1-4)
Roseburg, OR at Interstate-5 exit 124
Register for the 2023 Vineyard Tour
Routes

The Umpqua Velo Club, organizers of the Vineyard Tour, strives to ensure that all participants feel welcome and included regardless of gender, gender identity, race, class, or any other perceived difference.  We believe that since cycling is a global activity, diversity only adds to the overall experience.


Ride the Rim September 9th & 16th, 2023 at Crater Lake 

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.

Ride the Rim is a pedestrian friendly event closing off East Rim Drive to vehicular and motorized traffic creating a safe space to enjoy the park on two wheels, one wheel, or by your own feet.


Ride the Rogue will be Sep 28th, 2024.

Ride the Rogue is for Riders of All Ages and Abilities on All Types of Bikes.

Have Fun While You Support The Rogue River Greenway Trail in Your Community.

Metric Century
This is a metric century route through the Rogue Valley with 3 rest stops finishing along the Rogue River.

Forty Mile
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.

Twenty Mile
This route goes to Gold Hill, crosses over the Rogue River before heading north back to Rogue River and finishing at Palmerton Park.

All Rides begin and end at Palmerton Park.


Harvest Century will be Sep 25, 2022 in Forest Grove

McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, OR

Route options from 25 – 100 miles

It’s a ride with a mission. Proceeds raised benefit Community Vision to support their work with people who have disabilities.


Bikes N Brews will be Saturday, October 14, 2023 in Medford

Heart of the Rogue Festival takes place on  Friday & Saturday (Oct 13-14)


 

There are many more events out of our immediate area in Oregon and California that may interest you.   Check out these pages:

Oregon Bicycle Calendar

Best Bike Rides in Oregon, according to ORBike

California Bicycle Calendar