Up & Down: Ride the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway
July 23, 2016 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 not a ride for the faint-hearted. Although only 7 miles, the Greensprings climb averages 7% grade and totals 2270’. The road is narrow with steep drop-offs and camera-worthy views. Having conquered the biggest climb, you still have 2800’ more of less strenuous climbing until the Dead Indian summit at mile 35. Finally the glorious views on the 13-mile twisty, narrow Dead Indian descent will take your breath away. You will be supremely ready for delicious bar-b-q and a beer at the finish.
As Emigrant Lake is a mere 7 miles from downtown Ashland, local riders and those who want more miles are encouraged to ride from town. It’s an easy ride from Ashland to the park. We will be happy to keep your swag bag and other belongings until you return for lunch.
This inaugural ride is 51 miles with 5,100 feet of climbing on Southern Oregon’s first Scenic Bikeway. Beautiful, low-traffic roads with challenging climbing in the Cascades. Fully supported with a bar-b-q lunch and locally crafted beer lunch after the ride. Spend the weekend in Ashland, Southern Oregon’s cultural jewel.