The local dirt-riding community has some exciting new terrain to rip up. Completed just last spring, Mountain of the Rogue Trail features Southern Oregon’s first and only purpose-built mountain biking trails. Located near the I-5 corridor and less than two miles from downtown Rogue River, the trail system can be
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 cyclocross races hosted by the Southern Oregon Outlaws are rarely quiet. At a recent event, a few people line a muddy course; they whistle and hoot, and bang on cow bells. Riders swing around a hairpin turn, and, without slowing any forward momentum, swing a leg off their bikes,
Bikepacking is an overnight adventure sport, like backpacking, that trades forest service roads for trails, exchanging your backpack for a pair of saddle bags. “I always get a little jealous when I pass someone who is obviously through hiking the PCT while I’m on my way to work or running
Bike Share Program Launches in Rogue Valley The Rogue Valley just got five new bike racks. One in Ashland, two in Medford and two more in White City. All are typical looking bike racks armed with a fleet of yellow bicycles, all identical cruisers that appear similar to any other
Whether your first time on a bicycle or a seasoned professional, if you’re interested in getting into competitive racing here in the valley here are some people, teams and races you need to know. South State Cycling Club “We do this for the mental stimulation and joy of bike racing.
Cyclists Get a Full Lane – Or. Rev. Stat. §§801.590; 814.400(2), Or. Rev. Stat. §814.420 In Oregon, cyclists are legally entitled to a full lane on roads because they are treated as vehicles. But they must use a bike lane if a bike lane is present. In that full lane,
How Viable is The Bear Creek Greenway as a Commuting Route? The Rogue Valley isn’t a series of walking neighborhoods. If you live here, you commute. Research has consistently shown that the biggest factor in whether or not people will commute by bike is the quality and accessibility of bicycle
Pushing Boundaries at The United Bike Institute Ask the average person what Ashland is known for and they’ll say ‘theater.’ Ask the average bike mechanic and you’ll get a very different answer: The United Bicycle Institute. The school has eight full-time and four part-time guest instructors, and typically sees 800
After a long day’s bike ride through the orchards there’s nothing better than a cold pint. While you can technically roll up in your spandex onesie to any bar after a long afternoon, some locations are more accepting than others. At Flywheel, in Talent, wearing spandex you are more likely