Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Nov. 17: 10K walk through the Historic Railroad District of Ashland. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Safeway Parking lot on the corner of Siskiyou Avenue and Sherman Street. A shorter 5K option is available. For information, call 541-245-9356.
Thursday, Nov. 22: The seventh annual event starts at Rogue Rock Gym, 3001 Samike Drive, Medford. The eight-mile run starts at 8 a.m., the two-mile run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m., and a 100-yard turkey dash for kids 5 and younger begins at 7:45 a.m. Runners are asked to bring a canned food donation as part of their entry. All donated food and entry fees will go to ACCESS. Last year, more than 900 runners ran in the Turkey Trot, raising $12,000 and 761 pounds of food. See www.sorunners.org/TurkeyTrot for details.
Holiday Hustle 5K
Saturday, Dec. 15: The new 5K event, sponsored by the Junior League of Jackson County, begins at 4 p.m. at Jacksonville Elementary School, 655 Hueners Lane. Cost is $20 for adults through Dec. 13 and $10 for children 12 and younger. See the race calendar at www.sorunners.org for details.
Recurring road rides
Every Saturday: A 20-mile ride at race pace begins at 9 a.m. at Cycle Sport in Medford. The course varies. 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 Austen Meek at 541-482-0930.
Every Sunday: Cycle Analysis, 535 N. Fifth St., in Jacksonville hosts a 2- to 3-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 see cycleanalysis.net.
Every Monday: Siskiyou Velo club 25-mile coffee ride begins at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and goes to Jacksonville; 25 mostly flat miles, 14 to 17 mph pace. Contact David Chapman, 541-488-0152.
Every Wednesday: A 32- to 60-mile Siskiyou Velo Club coffee ride begins at 11 a.m. at The Roasting Co. in Ashland. Some hills. Contact Bob MacCracken at 425-512-3829.
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. The Thursday ride is usually longer (2 to 21⁄2 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, 535 N. Fifth St., 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 see cycleanalysis.net.
Every Saturday, Medford: This ride starts at Medford Cycle Sport, 1340 Biddle Road, and the course varies from week to week, but riders can expect a brisk road ride that lasts 2 to 4 hours. Most rides include at least one (but usually two or three) 1- to 3-mile climbs. Call Alex at 541-857-0819 for information and starting time. Website is at www.roguecycle.com.
Coyote Trails School of Nature
Saturday, Nov. 17: Understanding Bird Language. Once you can distinguish the five basic voices of birds, you can begin to interpret the sounds they make to reveal secrets of the world around you. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon at Coyote Trails’ Jefferson Nature Center. Cost is $20. No experience needed. Preregistration required. See www.coyotetrails.org or call 541-482-0513.
Saturday, Nov. 17: Knowing how to make snowshoes from the very trees you walk under can make for a pleasant and surreal day in the snowy woods. With the extra calories you save from moving on top of the snow, you can build a shelter, make a fire and relax in the quiet solitude of the Northwestern woods. The class is from 1 to 4 p.m. at Coyote Trails’ Jefferson Nature Center. Cost is $45. No experience needed. Preregistration required. See www.coyotetrails.org or call 541-482-0513.
Sunday, Nov. 18: Primitive arrow making from found materials. In this class you will learn to find effective materials, carve an arrow shaft, straighten it, and fletch your arrows. The class is from 1 to 3 p.m. at Coyote Trails’ Jefferson Nature Center. Cost is $35. No experience needed. Preregistration required. See www.coyotetrails.org or call 541-482-0513.