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Thursdays Sept. 10, 17, 24: The cyclocross course on the Bigham Knoll campus in Jacksonville will take riders through the hops and vineyards. Registration starts at 5 p.m. Races are at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For details, call Jana Jensen at Cycle Analysis, 541-899-9190, or see the Brewhaus Cross event Facebook page. The event benefits Josephine County Search and Rescue.
Lake of the Woods Tri-Sport Weekend
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 12-13: On Saturday the event will feature a 3-kilometer open-water swim, a sprint triathlon 750-meter swim, 5K run and 15K bike; an Olympic-distance triathlon 1.5K swim, 46K ride, 10K run), a duathlon, and a kids' triathlon and duathlon. On Sunday will be a half-marathon and a 5K poker run. For details and to register, see http://lakeofthewoodstri.com
Family-friendly bike ride
Saturday, Sept. 12: Siskiyou Velo bike club and Rogue Valley Transportation District have been holding a series of free, family-friendly bike rides around the Rogue Valley this year. A Grants Pass ride will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, starting at Tom Pearce Park. Rides are a leisurely three miles. Participants will be entered in a drawing for prizes, to take place at the end of each ride. No registration is required to attend. Children must wear helmets. Call 541-608-2411 or see rvtd.org.
Southern Oregon Skywatchers
Wednesday, Sept. 16: The astronomy club meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the planetarium at North Medford High School, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Guest speakers provide topics of interest, along with looks at the night sky. SOS is affiliated with International Dark Sky Society and the Astronomical League. Admission is free. See www.orskywatchers.org.
Ride the Rogue
Saturday, Sept. 19: The annual event begins at Palmerton Park in Rogue River,with several rides, a gourmet feast and live music. Rides include a 100 miles, 70 miles, 40 miles and 25 miles. All proceeds support the development of the Rogue River Recreational Corridor and Greenway project. For details, see http://ridetherogue.org
Applegate Trails Association event
Saturday, Sept. 19: ATA's annual fundraiser, "Call of the Wild," will feature lectures, workshops and a play at Cantrall-Buckley Park. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a keynote address by Wildlife Images and numerous worskshops, including backcountry skills, wildflowers, a medicinal plant walk, river ecology, nature writing, photography and wolves. Cost is $45 for adults, $10 for children. Tickets are available at Ruch Country Store. For details, call 541-846-8622 or see www.applegatetrails.org.
Providence Rogue Run
Sunday, Sept. 20: This year's event will include a marathon, half-marathon and 10K, all with different starting points and all finishing at the Expo in Central Point. The marathon will start at 7:10 a.m. at Emigrant Lake Park and follow roads until connecting to Bear Creek Greenway in Ashland. The half-marathon starts at 8:10 a.m. in Talent, while the 10K starts at 8:10 a.m. in Bear Creek Park in Medford. For details and to register, see www.theroguerun.com
Rogue Valley Audubon Society meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 22: Ornithologist Pepper Trail will present an audio-visual review of his three most recent natural history cruises to South American locations. This is a great chance to hear about the wildlife — especially the birds — of the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile, the Galapagos Islands, and portions of Brazil. The meetings will be at 7 p.m. at Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford.
Takelma Gorge hike
Friday, Sept. 25: KS Wild will lead a hike to check out gorgeous fall colors and explore a steep canyon along the upper Rogue River. A carpool will meet at Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland at 9 a.m. Bring plenty of water, comfortable walking shoes, warm layers and a lunch. For details and to sign up for the hike, call Morgan at 541-488-5789. See more at http://kswild.org
Lithia Park Nature walks
Through September: On Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, rain or shine, trained volunteer naturalists lead a free, easy, 1.5-hour nature walk through Lithia Park. Topics include trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Meet at 10 a.m. at the park entrance across from the Plaza in Ashland. Preregistration is not required.
Siskiyou Velo Club
Every Saturday: Velo Melo meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph. No one will be dropped. Call Ginny Jensen at 541-488-1398.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou Velo Slo-Mo rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 7 to 10 mph over 12 to 18 miles on mostly flat terrain. Call Ken Kelley at 541-857-6819.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou Crank It Up rides begin at various morning hours from different locations; 20 to 30 miles. Pace 12 to 15 mph, varied terrain. No one will be dropped. Call Tom Ryan at 541-261-4757.
Every Saturday: Brisk rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Rides include extensive pace lining at high speeds. Pace: 18+ mph over 50 to 65 miles on mostly hilly terrain. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.
Every Monday: Coffee rides begin at 9:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and go to Jacksonville. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph average over 25 miles with periodic pace lines on flat terrain. Call Ray Forsyth at 541-245-0312.
Every Wednesday: Coffee rides begin at 10 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Company in Ashland. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph with periodic pace lines over 35 to 60 miles with some hills. Call Bob MacCracken at 425-512-3829.
Family-fun bike ride
Saturday, Oct. 10: Siskiyou Velo bike club and Rogue Valley Transportation District have been holding a series of free, family-friendly bike rides around the Rogue Valley this year. A Medford ride will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1212 Queen Anne Ave. Rides are a leisurely three miles. Participants will be entered in a drawing for prizes, to take place at the end of each ride. No registration is required to attend. Children must wear helmets. Call 541-608-2411 or see rvtd.org.
Southern Oregon Outlaw Cyclocross: Clinic BrewHaus
Saturday, Oct. 17: A clinic will be held in Jacksonville prior the start of the annual cyclocross series, which rotates to different venues each week. For details, contact Jana Jensen at Cycle Analysis in Jacksonville at 541-821-0751. The event benefits Josephine County Search and Rescue.