Sunday, January 24, 2021

Siskiyou Velo

Southern Oregon's Premier Cycling Club

Other Rides and Events

You may be interested in these non-Siskiyou Velo rides and events, suggested by members. The list is organized by date.

Updates: 4/29: Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour, 4/ : UP and Down Ride, 4/17/2019: Peak to Creek, 3/11/2019: Pedals ‘n Pears, Tour de Outback, Ride the RIm., 3/25-26/2019: Bike MS, Ride the Rogue.

Pedals ‘n Pears is Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Medford.

The Pear Blossom Festival’s Pedals ‘n Pears Bike Ride features four (4) distances from the easy and flat Comice Family Ride mostly 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 the rides. All rides finish using the Bear Creek Greenway from US Cellular Park to Bear Creek Park.

The 2019 rides will all start on the Bear Creek Greenway from Bear Creek Park near the Pavilion area.

Ride Check-in: 7:30 am
Rides Start: 8:00 am
Family Ride Start: 8:30 am

 Note: Parade Start: 11:00 am

The Chico Wildflower Century is Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Chico, CA.

We hope you will join us in April on one of the most memorable bicycle rides you will experience! Whether you are brand new to the Wildflower or a seasoned veteran who enjoys a good time, all the information here will get you started on your adventure. We can’t wait for you to join us!  The week before the Wildflower, all registered riders will receive a link to our electronic Wildflower Ride Guide via email, with all the final details.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Email or give us a call 530-343-8356.
We are here to help you have the best possible experience riding the Chico Velo Wildflower Century!

The Chico Velo Wildflower Century offers 7 different routes ranging from 12 miles to 125 miles giving riders of all ages and abilities an opportunity to experience the Wildflower.  All routes begin and end at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA. No matter which route you chose, you are guaranteed to have a great time being a part of the Wildflower experience!

Peak to Creek Ride is Saturday, May 4 in Medford, OR

Join the Medford Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department in kicking off the summer recreation season!
The 9th annual RecFest celebration will feature the inaugural Peak to Creek Ride, a biking adventure from the summit of Roxy Ann Peak in Prescott Park, along city streets to the waters of Bear Creek in Hawthorne Park. Registration available through April 26th, and space is limited!
DATE: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
TIME: Shuttles from Hawthorne Park run 9-11:30 am
COST: $18 – Includes reserved bike shuttle seat and event t-shirt
DETAILS: Participants will convene at Hawthorne Park south parking lot (off East Main Street) and take a shuttle up to Prescott Park with their bikes. Enjoy spectacular views of the Rogue Valley from the summit, as well as light refreshments and free bike-brake checks. The route down is a mix of soft-surface roads and trails within Prescott Park, as well as on-street riding, which will be marked with appropriate traffic control signage. The ride ends at Hawthorne Park, where RecFest will be happening from 1-3pm. Stay and enjoy the fun, with activities for kids, giveaways, and participation by many local recreation-oriented businesses and community partners.

See the Peak to Creek FlierFAQ, and the Volunteer Sheet,

Email or call (541) 774-2408 for more information!

Siskiyou Century / Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour is on May 4, 2019, in Yreka, CA

The Siskiyou Century is being revived as the Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour and will be in the Spring, to avoid wildfire smoke. The ride will be May 4th, 2019. The ride will feature an 81 mile loop around Irongate and Copco Lakes, with 9.2 miles of gravel in various spots along the route. There will also be many all pavement routes, 69, 38, 21 and 8 mile routes. The rides will all start and finish at Upper Greenhorn Park in Yreka. There will be a great meal at the end of the ride with beverages and music to cap off your day. We look forward to seeing you then!

Mohawk Valley Metric Century is on May 11, 2019, in Eugene, OR.

The Mohawk Valley Metric Century is a ride organized by Eugene Velo, a local cycling club dedicated to uniting the local cycling community of all ability levels. The club practices, advocates, and demonstrates safe riding practices on the road and in groups. Join our weekly club rides to learn and practice safe group riding skills and build your endurance and confidence before the big event. Learn more at

The Mohawk Valley Metric Century is a fundraiser for Oregon Supported Living Program’s Arts & Culture Program, the only truly integrated and accessible arts program in Eugene and Springfield for adults of all abilities. To learn more about OSLP and the services we offer adults with developmental disabilities, please visit their website.

There are three routes for 2019:

150K Classic 7:45 a.m.
100K Metric 8:00 a.m.
50K Mini 8:15 a.m.

All three routes start and end at Armitage Park (90064 Coburg Road, Eugene OR 97408). You’ll wind through the gorgeous countryside of the Mohawk Valley, through the small towns of Brownsville, Marcola, Crawfordsville, and Coburg.

Early Bird Registration 1/19-3/31
Regular Registration 4/1-5/5

The Art of Survival Century is on May 25 & 26 in Tulelake, CA.

The Art of Survival Century is a magical journey through an otherworldly landscape. Quiet. Oh-so-quiet. Sink in and explore the routes below.



Routes are based out of Tulelake, CA
100 Mile Century
100 Mile Century PLUS
Metric Century
45 Mile Route
Family Friend Out-and-Back
Mountain Bike Route


Gravel routes are based out of Dorris, CA
72 Miles (42% gravel)
54 Miles (35% gravel)
8 Mile Family Route – Paved

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.  Plus promote Fitness, Family and Fun!  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 is on June 8, 2019, Ferndale, CA.

Registration for the 2019 TUC opens Jan 1, 2019, and we’d like to invite you to come enjoy the backroads of Humboldt County with us once again.

Since 1978, the Tour of the Unknown Coast has been bringing cyclists of all ages and abilities together. This year, we have new management, a new date, and a new century ride. Plenty of changes are in store!

The 2019 TUC will take place on June 8th, a few weeks later than the traditional date. As always, the rides will start and finish at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale, CA.

The new Avenue of the Giants century route takes riders on a magical tour of giant trees along the South Fork of the Eel River. Although this route has less climbing than the Tour of the Unknown Coast, it is definitely not flat! Riders will feel challenged by 5,000 feet of climbing over the course of the day.

Of course, we still offer the classic Tour of the Unknown Coast century ride. Veterans will be amazed at the smooth road they encounter after turning west toward Honeydew. Yes, that’s right — eight miles of historically bumpy asphalt on Bull Creek Flats Road and the eastern end of Mattole Road have been beautifully repaved all the way through the redwoods! The easy part ends soon, though, as riders begin the climb up to Panther Gap. And the adventure truly starts on the downhill to Honeydew and the trip north through the wild and scenic Mattole Valley. Rough pavement, some gravel sections, the inevitable headwind along the coast and almost 9,400 feet of climbing make this one of California’s toughest 100 mile courses.

Those who aren’t quite ready for the full century ride can choose from our 100K route, the slightly shorter 50 mile route or the almost flat 20 mile route. And our 10 mile route is perfect for families with small children.

Please visit our website for full event information and to register for the ride of your choice. And follow us on Facebook if you’d like to see updates and photos.

Tour of the Unknown Coast on Facebook

Tour de Fronds XXI is on June 15, 2019 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.

Six rides are available.  Asphalt rides include 30, 456377, and 103 mile long rides with different climbing and grade challenges (see tire recommendations).  One ride is a asphalt/gravel ride the  71 mile ride to Rogue River/Singing Springs.


The LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race is on June 8, 2019 – Weaverville, CA

The Trinity Trail Alliance is currently making plans for the next race. Last year was a really great event. Since it was our first time, in a long time, we expect this next race to be EVEN better.








June 22, 2019 is the Petal Pedal Ride – Silverton, OR

Petal Pedal is a premier cycling event with four beautiful route options in the Willamette Valley. This much-revered event is considered one of the best-organized rides in Oregon.

Petal Pedal highlights the Willamette Valley’s gorgeous scenery, tours low-traffic roads and provides unrivaled support.

Registration includes admission to The Oregon Garden, live music, a fully supported ride with delicious stops along the route and a gourmet dinner with unlimited wine and beer.

What’s included:

  • Breakfast and coffee before the ride
  • Fully-stocked rest stops every 15 miles, and lunch on route for some distances
  • Giant dinner spread with unlimited wine and beer
  • Four well-marked routes with maps and cues
  • Medical and mechanical support on route & transport vehicles
  • Admission to the Oregon Gardens & free parking
  • After-party with live music

Routes include 30, 50, 70 and 100-Mile Options

The Northwest Tandem Rally 2019 is July 4-7, 2019 in Boise, Idaho

Boise is very excited to be hosting the 2019 NWTR . We have two group rides planned and several social functions. We will be updating the event notes and adding a web page with all event details. If you wish to save a few dollars we have early bird pricing until the end of the year.

Look forward to showing off the Treasure Valley in July of 2019.


Tour de Outback is June 22, 2019 in Lakeview, OR

This amazing event offers four picturesque rides ranging from 5 to 90 miles in length. Tour de Outback is the signature event in Oregon’s newest cycling destination.  The route follows the Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway.  Starting in Lakeview, gateway to the Steens Mountains you will ride on low traffic roads through the Oregon high desert and the Fremont National Forest.  In addition to aid stations along the way you also get the opportunity to stop in the tiny towns of Plush and Adel.  Wildlife sightings may include deer, antelope and bighorn sheep.  Car sightings will be rare though, Lake County has a population density of less than one person per square mile- you will see more support vehicles than random traffic! These rides take advantage of some of the many amazing cycle routes in Lake County. In addition, we welcome families with our Kid Ride.

All distances start from the Lake County Fairgrounds except the metric, which starts from the Camas snow park.
Century starts at 6:30 AM
Metric starts at 8:30 from Camas snow Park
All other rides start at 9:00 from the Fairgrounds

Dinner is included in the cost of registration and begins at 4:30 pm
The starting elevation for the ride is 5,000′, so expect a cool morning start but much warmer temperatures in the afternoon.

Tour des Chutes is July 13 in Bend, OR

Join us for the 15th annual Tour des Chutes!

Tour des Chutes supports Central Oregonians with cancer by funding services and initiatives that help them thrive. Learn more about our diverse event offerings and register today for an experience you won’t soon forget.

Learn more about our cycling routes here. Price details can be found on the registration page as well.


Ashland UP and Down Ride is July 20, 2019

The CASCADE SISKIYOU SCENIC BIKEWAY is the route of our iconic 49-mile, 4900′ ride to the Greensprings summit, across Howard Prairie and back down the Dead Indian Memorial Road Highway. It features 2 water stops and two rest stops with full support services.

Earlier riders have requested a century, so this year’s second option is the Spencer Creek at 96 miles with 7800′ of climbing. This route should fulfill every century-lover’s dream with good road conditions and low traffic. See The Routes for details.

Once again we will greet riders with a terrific lunch and free beer after the ride. Our many friendly volunteers are eager to make your ride experience the best ever.

See the recent News Post about this ride.

Just to be clear, although Siskiyou Velo helps to organize this ride, it is not a club ride, which is why it’s listed on this page.

There are Training Sessions to prepare for the UP and Down.  These training sessions are not club rides.  Read about a recent one here.

If you want to find out about future Training Sessions, email Matt Walker, Fred Stapenhorst, or ML.

Bike MS: Willamette Valley is Aug 3rd & 4th, 2019 in Monmouth, OR

An extraordinary experience marked by passion, inspiration, determination, and fun. Feel the electricity at the starting line and the remarkable support throughout your journey as we unite in our mission to end MS.

Routes: 18 to 160 miles
Monmouth, OR


The Vineyard Tour, is Labor Day Weekend, Sep 1, 2019  in Roseburg, OR.
Vineyard Tour

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. A 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 Shedding BBQ catering(Chicken, Ribs and Black Bean Paddies) 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 pageroute detail page, and frequently asked questions page for more information.

LATE BREAKING NEWS: The Umpqua Velo club is offering 3 great deals:

  1. We are offering 2 FREE individual registration for the first club members to respond.  Send your request to and you’ll receive a voucher by email.  You must preregister online.
  2. A Siskiyou Velo member can organize a Team and register 6 riders under the Siskiyou Velo name through the “Teams” registration, the first 3 clubs that reach 6 team members, will receive a FREE room at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Roseburg, a $150 value.

  3. All Vineyard Tour riders receive a 15% discount at Hampton Inn & Suites when they are registered for the Vineyard Tour.

Ride the Rim is Sep 14th & 21st, 2019

Registration will open April 1st

East Rim, the official vehicle free route and approximately 25 miles, will open at 8:00 am and will remain closed to vehicles until 6:00 pm. The East Rim can take roughly 4 hours to complete, give or take an hour based on individual experience levels. Please plan accordingly and start at an appropriate time. Riders can choose to continue past the vehicle free portion and complete the entire Rim Drive, which makes the ride a total of 33 miles. The additional stretch of riding with traffic and no shoulder does have a significant incline in narrow switchbacks for a small section, but is a great accomplishment for those that complete it.

We ask that ALL riders, runners and walkers, registered or not, please check in the morning of the ride at either the North Junction or Park HQ.   

Please perform a thorough inspection of your equipment BEFORE event day. Check your equipment and don’t forget your helmet. It is a good idea to come prepared to fix a flat or tube, however, each rest stop will have a basic bike repair kit available (but will not be for every bike type).

Park Fees still apply to anyone entering Crater Lake National Park during the Ride the Rim event. See a park fee schedule here.

Vehicle Parking is located at the Steel Visitor Center/Park HQ (larger parking lot) and North Junction (limited parking). We highly recommend ride sharing if you know someone else attending.

FREE Shuttle Service will be offered for those not completing the entire Rim Drive. Shuttles pick up at the Steel Visitor Center/Park HQ, Rim Village and North Junction. Multiple Shuttles will be transporting participants throughout the duration of the event and will travel both directions. The Shuttle will also have limited space during each trip. The Shuttle Service accommodates up to 50 passengers per trip and DOES NOT transport bikes. Please use the bike corral to house your bike while you use The Shuttle to return to your vehicle. You will then need to return by car to retrieve your bike.

Ride the Rogue is Sep 21, 2019 in Rogue River, OR.

The Rogue River Greenway Foundation Board of Directors and the Ride the Rogue (RTR) Event Team invite you to attend the September 2019 Ride the Rogue Event.  A special Thank You to our many event Sponsors and Contributors – we could not do this without you!

Cyclists come from every corner of Oregon and numerous other states, as do our volunteers.   What an amazing group of people! The RTR event is our main fundraiser to help build the Rogue River Recreational Corridor and Greenway (RRG) and each year the event grows.

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.

  • Century 99 mile
  • Metric 62 mile
  • 40 mile route
  • 19.6 mile route

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 number 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.


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