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Featured Ride - The Lakes Loop

The Lakes Loop

The Lakes Loop is a great training ride in the weeks before the Mountain Lakes Challenge. It incorporates all of the really hard parts of the MLC and still gets in roughly 50 miles and …

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Featured Ride - Mt. Ashland

Mt. Ashland

There aren't many places around with views like you get on the Mt. Ashland Road. Once you clear the initial mile you are thousands of feet above the landscape below and the horizon opens …

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Featured Ride - Anderson Gap

Anderson Gap

The road to Anderson Gap is one of only a few paved one lane roads that climb into the mountains above the Bear Creek Valley. It does this in spectacular fashion. I enjoy hard climbs. …

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Featured Ride - Crater Lake Loop

Crater Lake Loop

This is probably the classic ride in Southern Oregon. It brings everything a rider could want to the table. It's a short 33 mile loop around the lake with several options for starting …

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Featured Ride - Butte Falls Prospect

Butte Falls Prospect

The Butte Falls/Prospect Loop is an amazing ride into the cascades. It has some good climbing - nothing that will break the legs - and superb scenery. Traditionally the club rides will …

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April 2014

  • April 9 Membership Meeting
  • Bill Tout - Part 2
  • Climbing Tip of the Month

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Rite of Spring Bike Wash & Bar-b-que May 4

Happy Spring! A rite of spring is a clean bike! A clean bike is a happy bike! And happy bikes ride smoothers, faster and look great.  Get the winter mud off your wheels and make your ride shine! The Velos are having a Bike Wash and Bar-B-Que on May 4 in Ashland. Come by and have your bike washed, drive train cleaned and lubed, and the frame pampered lovingly with BikeLust; enjoy a brew and some good grilling; kick back on the deck and enjoy the company of fellow cyclists.  Old bikes, new bikes, kids' bikes, any bike...

Here are the details:

  • WHEN: Sunday, May 4, 3:00 pm to whenever. Wash first, fire the grill around 4:30, if you just want to come have fun.
  • WHERE: Gordy's house, 264 Palm Ave., Ashland. Ride or drive in - there's parking on the street or the H.S. parking lot is 50 yards away. (303) 808-6816
  • WHAT: Two manned bike wash stations. We'll wash your bike, provide a great meal, beverages (beer, wine, tea & soda). Hang out for conversation, music, ping pong.
  • WHY: to get our members together to socialize and to raise a feew bucks for more social activities. Families & friends welcome.
  • FEE: Requested contribution of $15 per bike;  for those without bikes, contribute what you like.
  • RSVP please so we know how much food to buy:

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SV Traffic Safety 101 (TS101) May 17

TS 101 will be taught by League of American Bicylist certfied instructors David Chapman and Mike Faught. The course will include:
1) Rules-of-the-road. You will learn where drivers are looking and the best lane position in which to be seen; statistics on types and causes of bike crashes; and avoidance tips.
2)  Bike checks and bike handling practice. You will learn and practice bicycle maneuvers to improve bike control, as well as essential road hazard and crash avoidance techniques.
3) A short ride in traffic. You will learn how to put into practice the skills and knowledge gained earlier in the course and have an opportunity to discuss your experience with students and instructors.

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Vote NOW - Grant for Medford Trail

Online voting started Monday for a grant that could help build a "flow trail" in Medford's Prescott Park. Bell, the bicycle-helmet manufacturer, is giving away $100,000 in grants to three mountain bike trail-building projects across the country, and Medford's trail is one of the finalists.

You can view videos produced by Bell of all four projects in the running for the West Coast grant, and vote for your favorite, at As of Tuesday morning, the Prescott Park project trailed the other three projects, which are located in Marin County, Calif., Santa Cruz, Calif., and Flagstaff, Ariz.

Voting continues until April 20, and the West Coast winner will be announced April 21. Vote NOW.

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Membership Meeting

Don't forget our "all things bike" get-together tonight (4/9) at Howiee's on Front (16 N. Front St., Medford) at 6:30. Fun videos on the big screens, drinks, eats and socializing with like-minded folk.

You can park without time restrictions after 6 pm on the street or at the parking garage on 6th St. between Riverside and Central. That is, if you're not planning to ride and thereby qualify for a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Flywheel.

See you there!

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