The following Southern Oregon road cycling events are scheduled in 2016. Check back as 2017 dates become available.
April / Pedals 'n Pears
The first-ever Pedals ‘n Pears Bike Ride, part of the annual The Pear Blossom Festival in Medford, features four distances from the easy and flat Comice Family Ride to the challenging Royal Riviera Metric Century that takes riders through the Applegate Valley and through the Pear Orchards of south Medford. Ample rest stops and support will be available during the rides. All rides finish using the Bear Creek Greenway from US Cellular Park to Hawthorne Park.
May / Art of Survival Century
Riders pedal through scenic farm country and spectacular sites including the 1st US Wildlife Refuge, the Valor in the Pacific National Monument, the Lava Beds National Monument where amazing geology and geography surround the rider. Featuring three counties (Klamath, Modoc and Siskiyou) offering five fantastic routes ranging from beginning to advanced rides. There are five support stations with excellent food and beverages with educational components, unique ranger/historian led talks.
June / Eagle Point Cycling Challenge
The ride includes new routes for 2016 and a fun post-ride celebration. Come join the Cycling Challenge with a distance to suit every level of cyclist. All routes follow quiet country roads and the 100K route climbs 3,700 feet to the base of Mt. McLoughlin (a spectacular peak in the Cascade Mountains) and then winds back down to the Rogue Valley.
June / Tour de Fronds
The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.
July / Northwest Tandem Rally
Celebrating its 30th year, NWTR 2016 returns to Klamath Falls for the quiet roads, rolling farmland, and stunning views the basin offers. You’ll be pedaling through the Lava Beds National Park and Tulelake Wildlife Refuge. Take a day to explore some of the 600 caves offered at the national park. The refuge is home to pelicans, eagles, and herons making their home on the 15,000 acres of wetlands. Challenge yourself with an optional ride around Crater Lake.
July 22, 2017 - UP & DOWN Ashland
The UP & DOWN is a new bike ride with lots to offer in the way of challenge, scenery, support and food. Come join us in our 2nd annual ride on The Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway, the first such designated route in Southern Oregon. The ride is a total of 51 miles with 5,100 feet of climbing on narrow, winding, low-traffic roads through spectacular oak savannah, across a shady plateau, and finally a dramatic, long descent with unparalleled views of the Bear Creek Valley and Ashland.
Tour de Outback
Ride organizers like to say you'll see "more critters than cars" when you ride the Tour de Outback in Lake County. Take your pick from the family friendly 10-mile ride, the intermediate 25-miler or the metric century (62-mile) route. There's also a short ride for the kids. The fully supported routes start and finish at the Lake County Chamber of Commerce in Lakeview. Registration is is available online and at the start.
Crater Lake Century
Dubbed “The Best Ride in Oregon” by Bicycling Magazine, The Crater Lake Century is an annual bike ride that traverses up and around the Crater Lake Caldera. Available in 62-Mile and 100-Mile routes, the ride begins and ends at the historic Fort Klamath Museum. The annual ride is a benefit for both the Klamath County Museums and the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank. Over the last decade, the ride has contributed over $85,000 to these organizations.
Ride the Rim
This is a free event inside Crater Lake National Park. Motorized vehicles are restricted from access to East Rim Drive around Crater Lake. This is a great opportunity to get out and ride your bike, hike, or run without vehicular traffic. There is no better way to see the beauty and pristine of Crater Lake.