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  • Get Out: Nov. 12, 2010

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  • Sierra Club hikes
    Saturday, Nov. 13: Moderate, nine- to 10-mile hike to Pilot Rock. For details call Carol Walker, 541-488-8517, or Carol Ingelson, 541-245-6380.
    Saturday, Nov. 20: Greensprings mountain loop, six to seven miles, moderate. Call Cathy Edwards for details at 541-210-0204.
    Rogue Valley Walkers
    Saturday, Nov. 20: This walk in Grants Pass, which is called “Name That Park,” begins at Ray's Food Place on 7th Street Pass at 10 a.m. For more information, call 541-245-9356.
    Pioneer Road Run
    Saturday, Nov. 13: Nine-mile run and 5K race begin at 9 a.m. Start and finish are at Phoenix High School. Cost before Nov. 7 is $10 for Southern Oregon Runners members, $13 for nonmembers. Late registration is $13 and $15. For more information, visit www.sorunners.org or call race director Jan Griffin at 541-664-2323.
    Rogue Valley Relay
    Saturday, Nov. 20: The 50K and 100K relays begin with staggered starts from 6 to 9 a.m. at Doc Griffin Park, 5th and Pine, in Jacksonville. The 100K features 20 legs of about 5K each, and The 50K has 10 legs of about 5K each. Cost is $100 per team on race day. For information, contact Clayton Gillette at 541-535-7212 or gillette@jeffnet.org or see www.sorunners.org.
    Turkey Trot
    Thursday, Nov. 25: Eight-mile run begins at 8 a.m. at Rogue Rock Gym, 3001 Samike Dr., in Medford. Two-miler begins at 8:30 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. For more information, contact race director Chuck Whiteley at 541-210-1117.
    Recurring road rides
    Every Saturday: A brisk, two- to four-hour ride begins at 9 a.m. at Cycle Sport in Medford. The course changes from week to week. Call ride leader Alex Hayes for details at 541-857-0819.
    Every Saturday: Mellow 20-mile ride (10-12 mph) begins at 10 a.m. Location and route varies. Contact Phil Gagnon for details at 541-488-4289.
    Every Sunday: A 20-mile training ride begins at 1 p.m. along the bike path behind Bad Ass Coffee Co. in Medford. Race pace. No ride leader.
    Every Monday: Siskiyou Velo Club 25-mile coffee ride begins at 9:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and journeys to Jacksonville. Gently rolling terrain, brisk pace. No ride leader.
    Every Wednesday: A 25- to 40-mile Siskiyou Velo Club show-and-go ride begins at 10 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Co. in Ashland. Moderate terrain, brisk pace. No ride leader.
    Recurring mountain bike rides
    Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ashland: Rides organized by the crew at Ashland Cycle Sport, 191 Oak St., Ashland. Meet at the Plaza in Ashland at 6:30 p.m. Riders of all abilities are welcome on the Tuesday ride, which usually lasts until dark. The Thursday ride is usually longer (2 to 2 1/2 hours) and faster paced. Lights are highly recommended. Helmets and a safe, functioning bike are required. Call Scott at 541-488-0581 for further information. Website is at www.roguecycle.com.
    Every Wednesday, Jacksonville: Starting at 6 p.m., Cycle Analysis hosts a two-hour ride on either the Britt trails in Jacksonville or nearby John's Peak, which has almost 200 miles of trails. All comers are welcome — no age or ability limits. Helmets are mandatory and lights are required during the winter. Contact Jana Jenson at 541-899-9190, or e-mail cyclea@internetcds.com.
    Ski and Snowboard Swap
    Friday-Sunday, Nov. 12-14: The Medford Ski Education Foundation will hold its annual public Ski and Snowboard Swap in the multipurpose room at St. Mary's School, 816 Black Oak Dr., Medford. The event will start Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. with a seller/merchandise check-in. An early-bird sale will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday night. The Saturday sale will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A closeout sale will be featured Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All merchandise on the floor Sunday will be discounted up to 50 percent off. Additional details are available for sellers and buyers on the MSEF website at www.msefskier.com. Interested parties can also contact Ron Johnson at 541-621-4699. MSEF is a nonprofit foundation that works to make competitive skiing a viable and affordable opportunity for the high school students in Jackson and Josephine counties. All net proceeds from the swap event are dedicated to that mission. Coaches and ski-team members will be present and throughout the weekend to greet athletes who may be interested in joining the high-school racing program.

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