Get Out!: Sept. 21, 2012

HIKING


Rogue Valley Walkers

Saturday, Sept. 29: Explore both the town and the river on this 10K walk in Rogue River. Meet at Palmerton Park on West Evans Creek Road at 8:45 for registration and a route map. For information, call 541-245-9356.

RUNNING


Siskiyou Challenge

Saturday, Sept. 22: Based in Lithia Park in Ashland, the third-annual event features six legs, including a 12.5-mile roadbike ride from Lithia Park to Emigrant Lake; just under two miles in a flatwater kayak or on a paddle board; almost 20 miles of cycling on scenic, rural roads back to Lithia Park; a 9K run up into the hills; a nine-mile mountain-bike ride; and a 5K loop around Lithia Park. Athletes can participate as individuals, pairs or three- to six-member teams. While the athletes are circling Ashland, festivities will occur throughout the day. Early registration ended Sept. 10; late registration ends Sept. 20. For details, see www.siskiyouchallenge.org.


Harvest Festival Run

Saturday, Oct. 6: The annual 5- and 10-kilometer runs start at 8 a.m. at the Talent Skateboard Park at Front and Main streets. Register online (at http://tinyurl.com/dymj88z) or at 7 a.m. on race day. For details, call race director Felicia Hazel at 541-535-3406.

CYCLING


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 begins at 10 a.m. Location and route varies. Call David Gibb at 541-899-9030.

Every Saturday: Slo-Mo ride covers 14 to 18 miles. Starting time and location varies. For details, call Phil Gagnon at 541-488-4289.

Every Sunday: Cycle Analysis in Jacksonville hosts a two- to three-hour road ride at 8 a.m. All fitness levels welcome. Riders regroup at major intersections, and there are cut-off spots to make the ride shorter if needed. Contact Jana Jenson at 541-899-9190, or email cyclea@internetcds.com.

Every Monday: Siskiyou Velo club 25-mile coffee ride begins at 9:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and goes to Jacksonville; 25 mostly flat miles, 14 to 17 mph pace. Contact Ray Forsyth, 541-245-0312.

Every Wednesday: A 25- to 60-mile Siskiyou Velo Club ride begins at 10 a.m. at The Rogue Valley Roasting Co. in Ashland. Some hills. Contact Wil Thomson, 541-482-4201.


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 (two to two-and-a-half hours) and faster paced. Lights are highly recommended. Helmets and a safe, functioning bike are required. Call Scott at 541-488-0581 or see 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 Johns 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 email cyclea@internetcds.com.


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