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Get Out: Friday, Oct. 20

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Southern Oregon Land Conservancy outing

Saturday, Oct. 21: White Oak Farm and Forest Tour, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nestled into a northern fold of the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, White Oak Farm is a small, nonprofit, farm-based education center. Tour the conserved farm and forest with co-owner Taylor Starr and forest ecologist Tom Atzet to learn about the farm’s sustainable land-use practices, community programs and restoration efforts. Then take a stroll through the forested hill above the farm with Tom and learn about the ecology and wildlife. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy eating with a view of the Williams Creek Watershed. Learn more about WOF at www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org. Free. To register, see www.landconserve.org.

KS Wild salmon hikes

Saturday, Oct. 21: Learn about the annual salmon migration up the Illinois and Rogue rivers. Rogue Riverkeeper staff will lead a free hike at Illinois River Forks State Park then head over to the Little Falls trailhead along Eight Dollar Mountain Road to see salmon jumping the falls. Bring water, sturdy shoes and polarized sunglasses if you have them. Hikers will meet at Illinois River Forks State Park in Cave Junction at 1 p.m. Carpool options may be available from Ashland and Grants Pass. Inquire when signing up. See www.kswild.org for details and to sign up.

Sunday, Oct. 22: Learn about the annual salmon migration up the Rogue River and Bear Creek on this free, casual stroll along the Bear Creek Greenway between Ashland and Talent. Rogue Riverkeeper staff will lead the hike to places where salmon are known to spawn. Meet at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent at 10 a.m. The hike will be about 2.5 miles roundtrip on mostly paved surfaces and will end around noon. Bring water and polarized sunglasses if you have them. See www.kswild.org for details and to sign up.

Rogue Valley Walkers

Saturday, Oct. 21: 10K walk will explore Gold Hill and follow a path along the Rogue River. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Post Office parking lot on Second Avenue in downtown Gold Hill. For information, see www.roguevalleywalkers.com or call 541-582-2607.

Stagecoach Run

Saturday, Oct. 21: 5K and 10K runs start at 8 a.m. at the corner of Oregon and West D streets in Jacksonville. The event benefits the Pear Blossom Scholarship Fund. For details, see the race calendar at www.southernoregonrunners.com

Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers

Wednesday, Oct. 25:  Are you planning an overnight backpacking trip and have questions about how and what to make for your meals? This free event, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Medford REI, 85 Rossanley Drive, Medford, will cover equipment (stoves, cook sets and fuel), planning and preparation, along with some tips and tricks to make your meals the hit of the trip.

Siskiyou Velo

Every Saturday: Brisk rides are for strong riders who want to ride in a paceline with occasional sprints and brisk climbs. Speeds are above 20 mph on flats and average of 15 to 18 mph overall. The route and starting point will vary — expect some climbing and, in fact, on most days, a lot. Riders should know how to make repairs. Riders are expected to review online and understand the planned route. The Brisk group is not a no-drop group, slower riders are discouraged. For details, call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.

Every Saturday: Velo Melo meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph on flats with few, if any, pacelines. The routes may include some climbing, but these are usually limited to small rolling hills within the Bear Creek Valley. No one will be dropped. Contact Lisa Brill at lisa4bikes@gmail.com.

Every Saturday: Velo Slo-Mos meet at various places to ride about 18 miles at an average of 10 mph over mostly flat terrain. We always stop for a cuppa along the route. Contact Phil Gagnon at 541-488-4289.

Every Monday: Moderate to brisk rides along a fairly flat route from Phoenix to Jacksonville. Speeds are 18 to 20 mph on the flats and average around 15 to 19 mph overall. The route includes mostly lower volume roads without shoulders and some with moderate traffic and moderately wide shoulders. The exception is on OR 238 (Hanley Road), where there are no shoulders and the volumes are moderate. Call Ray Forsyth at 541-245-0312.

Every Wednesday: This is a ride for experienced cyclists who enjoy riding at a moderate/brisk pace. Pacelines are common but not continuous; speeds are above 20 mph on flats and average of 15 to 18 mph overall. The route may vary but typically it goes through the orchards on the way to Oregon Mountain Roasting Company near East Barnett and North Phoenix Road (approximately 35 miles). The ride will almost always include a stop for coffee/espresso. Call Matt Walker at 541-261-4891.

Riders must wear a helmet, carry a spare tube, and nonmembers must sign an insurance waiver to release the club from liability. See siskiyouvelo.org/about/ for more information.