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Get Out: Friday, July 22

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The Up & Down ride

Saturday, July 23: The Up & Down is the inaugural ride on the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway, designated by the state as one of the best rides in Oregon. The Siskiyou Velo Club, Ashland Parks, Jackson County Parks and the Ashland Visitor & Convention Bureau are teaming up to present this 51-mile ride with 5,100-feet of climbing. Not for the timid, this is our iconic Mountain Lakes Loop, which follows the newly designated scenic bikeway up the Greensprings Highway, across Hyatt-Prairie Road and down Dead Indian Memorial Road. It is staged from Emigrant Lake and features two water stops, two rest stops and a barbecue lunch catered by Home State Bar-b-q after the ride. Proceeds will be used for maintenance and expansion of the Bear Creek Greenway. For details and to register, see upanddownashland.com.

Rogue Valley Walkers

Saturday, July 23: 10K Ashland Railroad Walk. Meet at 7:45 a.m. in the former Safeway parking lot at Siskiyou Boulevard and Sherman Street in Ashland. A 5K option is available. For information, call 541-582-2607 or see www.roguevallelywalkers.com.

Poison Meadows hike

Saturday, July 30: Poison Meadows is a meadow complex on the western boundary of Crater Lake National Park. Jennifer Beck, Crater Lake National Park botanist, will lead a moderate, off-trail hike on rolling terrain through forest stands and meadows to see a variety of plants, including Mt. Mazama, leather grape-fern and mountain owl clover. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Meet at 10 a.m. at the junction of Deer Creek Road (NF 6260) and Highway 62 (just east of the junction of Highways 62 and 230). The dirt-road drive to the hiking spot is 30-45 minutes. Coordinated by the Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society. For details, contact Julie Spelletich at 541 951-1744 or jspelletich@gmail.com.

Poison Meadows hike

Saturday, July 30: Poison Meadows is a meadow complex on the western boundary of Crater Lake National Park. Jennifer Beck, Crater Lake National Park botanist, will lead a moderate, off-trail hike on rolling terrain through forest stands and meadows to see a variety of plants, including Mt. Mazama, leather grape-fern and mountain owl clover. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Meet at 10 a.m. at the junction of Deer Creek Road (NF 6260) and Highway 62 (just east of the junction of Highways 62 and 230). The dirt-road drive to the hiking spot is 30-45 minutes. Coordinated by the Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society. For details, contact Julie Spelletich at 541 951-1744 or jspelletich@gmail.com.

Fly casting at Hedrick Middle School

Mondays: Otis Swisher and John MacDiarmid of the Rogue Fly Fishers will teach people how to cast with a fly rod Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hedrick Middle School, 1501 E. Jackson St., Medford. Both beginners and seasoned casters who want to practice are welcome. Free. No casting on rain days or holidays.

Lithia Park nature walks

Through September: Each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m., trained naturalists from Ashland Parks and Recreation will lead an easy 90-minute nature walk through Lithia Park, rain or shine. The free walks touch on trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and history of the park. Meet at the park entrance across from the Plaza in Ashland. No reservations required.

Rogue Gorge Hike

Sunday, Aug. 7: Moderately easy hike down the dramatic Rogue Gorge, where the Rogue River passes through a narrow basalt passage. The group will hike downstream to see the spectacular forests along the river. A carpool will leave from Ashland Outdoor Store at 9 a.m. For details, call 541-488-5789 or see www.kswild.org

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 10:30 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 Bob MacCracken 425-512-3829.

Every Wednesday: Coffee rides begin at 11 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 John Bullock at 541-488-7962.