Monday, September 23, 2019

Siskiyou Velo

Southern Oregon's Premier Cycling Club

Up and Down Ride

The fourth annual Up & Down on July 20, 2019, will be a road ride with lots to offer in the way of challenge, scenery, support, and food. Come ride the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway, the first such designated route in Southern Oregon. The Scenic Bikeway route is 4900 miles and 4900 feet of climbing on winding, low-traffic roads with unparalleled views of the Bear Creek Valley and Ashland. The Spencer Creek is our answer to previous riders’ requests for a century. It is 96 miles with 7800 feet of climbing with excellent SAG support and rest stops along the way.

The start and finish are at EMIGRANT LAKE, a rambling, shady park overlooking a large recreational lake. Registration will include a scrumptious bar-b-q lunch, locally crafted beer and music post-ride.

SPEND THE WEEKEND! Ashland, Southern Oregon’s cultural jewel, just four miles from Emigrant Lake Park, offers a plethora of activities, from theatre, music, endless dining options, wine tasting, and even mountain biking and hiking opportunities. Riders can make arrangements to camp at Emigrant Lake or explore numerous lodging choices.

The Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites is our host hotel with special room rates for July 19 & 20, including amenities. The phone is 541-482-8310.  Mention the Up & Down Bike Event to get the special rates.

Other lodging choices include B&Bs and a variety of downtown hotels, convenient for exploring Ashland on foot.

THE BEAR CREEK GREENWAY connects the communities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point with a 20-mile paved, multi-use trail. Bicyclists, skaters, runners, and walkers use the trail for transportation and recreation. Proceeds from the Up & Down Ride will go toward expanding and improving the Bear Creek Greenway.

For complete details and to register, see upanddownashland.com.