Photos displayed here are courtesy of Muuqui Maxwell.
July 18, 2020
The CASCADE SISKIYOU SCENIC BIKEWAY is the route of our iconic 49-mile, 4900′ ride to the Greensprings summit, across Howard Prairie and back down the Dead Indian Memorial Road Highway. It features 2 water stops and two rest stops with full support services.
Our long route this year is THE BURTON FLAT, which we featured in 2017. It showcases our most out there roads, 80 miles and 6747′ of climbing around lakes, over mountains and through the woods. All paved but in many cases 1-lane, the roads will delight riders with winding roads, varying scenery and low traffic.
New this year, a shorter and more mellow BURTON FLAT LOOP will follow the route of the Burton Flat but starting and finishing at Howard Prairie Resort for 42 miles and 2585′ of climbing. Riders will be treated to some of the best riding in the Cascades on this route without the pain. The extreme climb and descent at the beginning and end of the other routes will be enjoyed by car on your way to and from the start.
See The Routes for details.
Once again we will greet riders with a terrific lunch and free beer after the ride. Our many friendly volunteers are eager to make your ride experience the best ever, with numerous water and food/rest stops along the way. and our SAG crew will keep track of all riders and offer help or a boost to anyone who asks.
THE BEAR CREEK GREENWAY is the recipient of past Up and Down proceeds. It is a 20-mile, paved, multi-use trail that links the cities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point. The Greenway is continuous from the Ashland Dog Park to Central Point and provides a separated route from cars, with only two at-grade road crossings. The trail parallels I-5, Highway 99, and Bear Creek, and provides Rogue Valley residents and visitors to the area a close-in spot for bird watching and wildlife viewing, as well as exercise and general recreation. Parks along the route provide parking, restrooms, and drinking water.
Bicyclists, walkers, runners and skaters love this resource, and, while not crowded, the Greenway is used and loved by thousands of Jackson County residents and visitors.
In addition, we share proceeds with GREEN SPRINGS FIRE & RESCUE, the volunteer company that protects the region encompassing our ride. The department delivers fire, emergency medical, rescue, and hazardous materials services from two fire stations with 32 volunteer members.Register Online Here
The start and finish is at EMIGRANT LAKE , a rambling, shady park overlooking a large recreational lake, even sporting a water slide for the playful among us. This year we have reserved tent and RV spaces for Up & Down riders. See SPEND THE WEEKEND for details.More about Emigrant Lake