Photos displayed here are courtesy of Muuqui Maxwell.
THE 2017 UP & DOWN will have even more to offer in the way of challenge, scenery, support and food. We have two routes this year: the original Scenic Bikeway route and The Burton Flat, a second, longer route for riders looking for even more of a challenge. This second route will change every year but will encompass the climb up the Greensprings and the descent on Dead Indian Memorial Road. Both routes begin and end at Emigrant Lake on Hwy 66, four miles south of Ashland.
We will again offer a terrific bar-b-q lunch after the ride with craft beer, shady tables in the pavilion, a nearby water slide and lots of camaraderie among fellow riders.
THE BEAR CREEK GREENWAY is the recipient of 2017 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.
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.