Monday, October 3, 2022

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.

Be sure to check the event’s web page for any COVID specifics for that event or changes due to the pandemic.

Recent Updates:
3/27/22: Updated for 2022:  All of the rides below have been updated with new information for 2022, with the exception of the Ashland Up & Down.


Pedals ‘n Pears is Saturday, April 16, 2022, 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.

 


The Chico Wildflower Century is Saturday April 23rd and Sunday April 24th, 2022.

Welcome back for the 2022 Wildflower Century! Set your calendars for Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. We hope you will join us for one of the most memorable bicycle rides in the region. Whether you are brand new to the Wildflower or a seasoned veteran, we have a ride for you and we are SO happy to be back!!

New to the Wildflower?  
Chico Wildflower Century riders can enjoy the hilly Wildcat 100 & 125, the traditional Wildflower 100 & 65, the Flatflower 60 & 30, and the Childflower 12. Registration includes a Wildflower Century Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint cup, fully loaded rest stops, SAG, a delicious Bacio catered post-ride dinner, and a virtual rider bag. Within registration, you can pre-order specialized merchandise that will be waiting for you when you check in. The Wildflower is a jam-packed cycling inspired weekend and we want you to join us!

 


Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour is on May 7, 2022, in Yreka, CA

Come join us on May 7th for a great event! We have 5 rides this year, and 3 of the routes are new: our 101, 67, and a 39 mile one.

The 40 and 21-mile routes are unchanged. We have fixed all the “bugs” from 2021. All rides are all pavement except the 39-mile ride which is mostly gravel with 3 hill climbs.

 

 


Mohawk Valley Metric Century is May 21, 2022 in Eugene, OR.

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

*Registration fees increase $10 April 16, 2022

*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.


The Art of Survival Century is May 28 & 29, 202 in Malin, OR | Tulelake, CA |  Dorris, CA

The 9th 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.

Ride Offerings

DAY ONE: Road or Mt. Bike

Century (100 mile), Metric Century (62 mile), 38 mile, 22 mile mountain bike route and a 14 mile family friendly route.

All routes pass through the Lava Beds National Monument, which has an unparalleled volcanic landscape with towering cinder cones, expansive black lava flows and more than 700 lava tube caves.  The park also has a rich cultural history, containing thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs, as well as the major battlefields of the Modoc Indian War. Explore the wonderful communities of Merrill, Malin and the fringes of Klamath Falls, Oregon and Tulelake, California

DAY TWO: Gravel Grinder Mix!

FANTASTIC gravel riding options on the roads less traveled. Routes of 74 mile, 54 mile and 13 mile family friendly.

Ride along the flatlands, by the Butte Valley wildlife area and up to lovely Juanita Lake.  Continue through the scenic valley with majestic views of Mt. Shasta all along the way.  Pass by several historic sites and agricultural farms and ranches.


Tour of the Unknown Coast has moved to September 17, 2022 in Humboldt County, CA.

As we bring this event back after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus, we’ve made a few changes that we hope you’ll appreciate.

We’ve moved the event to September to avoid conflicts with other events, and we’re partnering with the Eel River Brewing Company in Fortuna which means a new start and finish location. Those of you traveling to Humboldt County for this ride will appreciate the proximity to hotels — just roll over to the start in the morning, and enjoy a hot shower in your room at the end of the day. All riders will enjoy a well-earned burger and beer (or alternative meal/beverage choice) at the Eel River Brewing Company Pub after the ride.

The 2022 event will be a “skinny” version of our traditional event — we’re offering the classic Tour of the Unknown Coast Century ride, and an Avenue of the Giants 100K ride.


Tour de Fronds will be Saturday, June 18, 2022 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)


Ashland UP and Down Rideno update for 2022

 

 

 


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 24, 2022 in Roseburg, ORVineyard Tour

The Umpqua Velo Club presents The Vineyard Tour 2022

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS! Register online before April 30 and receive a $10 discount. The discount goes to $5 from May 1 to June 30 then full price.

WHAT’S NEW IN 2022???

A more-generous Restaurant Voucher. In 2021 we moved to a meal voucher instead of a traditional post-ride meal. The Meal Voucher can be used at many local restaurants anytime on the weekend of the event. THE 2022 VOUCHER VALUE IS DOUBLED FROM $10 TO $20!   

Social activities throughout the weekend. In 2021 we invited riders to join us on a PRE-Ride ride on the Saturday before the main event. It was a great chance for Umpqua Velo Club members to ride with a few of our guests. We really enjoyed meeting the riders and thought it would be nice to expand this idea so, in 2022 we’re offering a WHOLE WEEKEND OF ACTIVITIES! There’s no extra charge to participate, but we ask that if you DO plan to participate in one of the additional rides, you register through the BikeReg Platform.

 


Ride the Rim September 10th & 17th, 2022 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.

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 for Ride the Rim 2022 will open April 1, 2022. 

Ride the Rogue will be Sep 24, 2022.

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 23rd, 3 to 6 PM at Palmerton Park and starting at 6:30 AM on Saturday.

Ride start times:

Metric 67 mile            8:30 AM
37 mile                       9:30 AM
19.6 Mile                  10:30 AM


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 Oct 15, 2022 in Medford.

THE BIKES N BREWS EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY OCT. 15, 2022 WITH THE HEART OF THE ROGUE FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OCT. 14TH AND 15TH.

FIVE ROUTES

THE ROOT BEER CRUISER (APPROX. 4.2 MILES.
ROUTE

THE PILSNER(APPROX. 20.4 MILES)
ROUTE

THE AMBER (APPROX. 36.6 MILES)

 ROUTE

THE I.P.A. (APPROX. 51.7  MILES)
ROUTE

THE STOUT (APPROX. 65.3  MILES)
ROUTE

 


 

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