UP and Down Ride (Ashland)
July 22, 2017
In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.
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THE UP & DOWN is a road ride with lots to offer in the way of challenge, scenery, support and
food. Come join our second annual ride on The Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway, the first such
designated route in Southern Oregon. One route is 51 miles with 5100 feet of climbing on winding, low-traffic roads with unparalleled views of the Bear Creek Valley and Ashland. A second route has been added for the serious climber who wants a longer distance challenge. An 83 mile course with 7,100 ft. of climbing will use the scenic bikeway for the beginning and end of the route and will add some additional miles with a loop in the middle on gorgeous, low-traffic BLM and Forest Service Roads.
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
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 in Ashland, from B&Bs to 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.