Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Siskiyou Velo

Southern Oregon's Premier Cycling Club

Up and Down 2020 Canceled

Unfortunately, the Up & Down is canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19.

The fifth annual Up & Down will be July 18, 2020.  There is a new Burton Flat Loop route, all in the mountains, which omits the first climb up the Greensprings and the last descent down DIMR, for 42 mi & 2550′ of climbing. The regular Scenic Bikeway route (49 mi & 4900′) and the regular Burton Flat route (80 mi & 6800′) are the highlights. See all the details at upanddownashland.com. Registration is now open, again with special rates for groups of 4. 

As always, the Up & Down 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 49 mi and 4900′ of climbing on winding, low-traffic roads with unparalleled views of the Bear Creek Valley and Ashland. 

The start and finish for the Scenic Bikeway and Burton Flat is 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. The start for Burton Flat Loop is Howard Prairie Resort.

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, 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.