Training Sessions

New this year is a series of training sessions for local riders who would like to join us on the Up & Down but are unsure whether they’re able to complete the ride. Also riders who have ridden the Up & Down but who would like to join us for a supported training program are welcome. Our first meeting is Saturday, Mar 2 at 2:00 at The Grove (1195 E. Main, Ashland). We’ll talk about climbing techniques and strategies and a training plan throughout the Spring and into summer. This will be a strategy session, but bring your bike for a once over.

These sessions will meet weekly and the format will be informal, with riders starting at a comfortable level of speed and climbing. Riders are welcome to  attend any and all sessions.

Return here frequently for updates. We’ll also post dates and times on our Facebook page.


Friday, March 29, 11:00 am Matt Walker will host a ride for any riders interested in training sessions at the intersection of Greensprings Hwy/Rt 66 and Old 99. There is a pull-off to the left of the highway for several cars. This will be a “go at your own pace and as far as you want” ride. Meet other riders and get tips from an accomplished climber.

Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am Steve Sykes will host this ride up the Greensprings, as far and as slow as you want to go. Meet same as last time: Greensprings Hwy at Old 99. Bring friends!

Thursday, April 25, 9:15 am  Fred Stapenhorst will lead a ride from Rogue Roasting Coffee at E. Main and 8th. About 30 miles, up to the RR bridge on Old 99, back then to the bottom of the Greensprings climb and back to town. You could drop in at Hwy 66/Old 99. This will b a mellow ride.

Tuesday. April 30, 9:15 am  Fred will lead a ride from Rogue Roasting (RoCo) up the Greensprings to MP 14. About 30 miles. Let him know you’re coming or for questions: 541-708-0045