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The bikes look like a prop from Mad Max: The wheels are oversized, like something borrowed from a monster truck, and the frames angle more dramatically than a standard mountain bike, something more like the angle of a black diamond ski run that an aggressive downhill skier would bomb down.

The time has come to place over-sized trees inside our homes. Luckily, the Rogue Valley has plenty of places to pick out your family’s next ornament hanger. Big ones, small ones, green ones, even blue ones. Beat the crowds to ensure that your tree is not the scraggly one at

As he comes out of the paint booth, you can hear the smile on Keith Anderson’s face. “It came out great,” he beams. “It was a vintage restoration of a ’74 Jim Merz road bike in pearl white. That is one of my least favorite to paint because everything shows

Good holidays require good planning, and if you’re planning on finishing all the holiday leftovers, then it would be wise to open up your schedule for a workout or two. The Rogue Valley offers plenty of places (new and old) for the health-minded turkey-tofurky lover to help manage those inevitable

In spite of gaining fans and players for decades in America, soccer is still, somehow, not “America’s pastime.” But that may be changing. National monthly polling by Luker On Trends has tracked the surging popularity of soccer; according to their data, pro soccer has become the second favorite sport of

Forget Pinterest, forget Instagram: With just a few more weeks left of fall foliage, Rogue Valley residents can find numerous trails that meander for miles under a colorful canopy. Below are just a few easy and convenient hikes to keep you and the kiddos oohing and ahhing for the rest

Pole-vaulting and bobsledding aren’t for everyone. That’s why there is the equalizing “Toilet-seat Horseshoes” event at The Redneck Games at the Jackson County Expo and the Hoover Ponds on October 3 and 4. And if toilet-seats don’t strike your fancy, perhaps showing off your truck’s horsepower in a tug-o-war will

When many people think of wrestling, images of red-faced ranting, flying chairs and other lowest-common-denominator theatrics come to mind, like a Trump press conference with spandex. Yet the “strictly for entertainment” televised junk food bears no relation to the sport with a history stretching back to Homer’s The Iliad. Wrestling’s

New to the Valley? Syllabi making your head swim? Time to hit the trails and forget about student loans for a couple of hours. These Rogue Valley beauties are classics for locals too, presenting the perfect opportunity to observe Southern Oregonians in their natural habitat. Mt. McLoughlin, near Medford Before

Our culture is one of multitasking: food to go, hands-free devices and still for some, walking and chewing gum. Even our relaxing and entertainment typically includes two or more points of interest. Here in the Rogue Valley, wine and adventure go together as well as wine and cheese. With affectionate