GET OUT: Friday, Aug. 2
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Ranger-guided walks in Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Saturdays and Sundays: Every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day, free guided hikes will be offered on various natural and cultural history topics. All hikes meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Information Center (next to Green Springs Inn & Cabins). Registration for the hikes is encouraged, but not required. For more information about individual hike topics and to register, see the website at cascadesiskiyou.eventbrite.com.
First-Wednesday bird walk
Wednesday, Aug. 7: Rogue Valley Audubon Society holds first-Wednesday bird walks at Denman Wildlife Area. The walks begin at 8:30 a.m. and end before noon. Species observed by walk participants are entered in the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory’s eBird database. Participants will need to purchase an ODFW area parking permit. For more information and directions, see http://roguevalleyaudubon.org/.
Hiking the redwoods: talk
Thursday, Aug. 8: Hiking book author John Soares will talk about the best trails through the redwoods from his new book “Hike the Parks: Redwood National & State Parks.” The new book covers the 38 best hikes in Redwood National and State Parks. It also covers campgrounds, scenic drives, and how and where to explore tide pools and watch whales. The talk is at 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Seating is limited to those who arrive first. Maximum capacity is 40. For more information, see northwestnatureshop.com/events or call 541-482-3241.
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Aug. 10: 10K walk in Eagle Point. Meet at 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Superior Fitness, 155 Alta Vista Road, Eagle Point. From Medford on Highway 62, take the first Eagle Point exit. For more information, see www.roguevalleywalkers.com or call 541-582-2607.
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 Mello 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Monday: Coffee Ride starts at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and covers 25-30 miles at a moderate to brisk pace; flat. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.