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Bikes and beers for charity

Oregon Cancer Bike Out is organizing a mountain bike ride charity event Saturday, Sept. 14, called “Rabbit Ears to Beers.”

The event starts at Caldera Brewing, 590 Clover Lane, Ashland, with shuttle rides up to Mount Ashland, where coaches will lead group rides on several trails. The shuttles will leave Caldera at 1:30, 2 and 3 p.m.

Coaches will provide navigation and trailside support, but those familiar with the trails are free to ride on their own.

“More than 13 miles of ... trails drop 4,500 feet over 13 miles,” according to a press release.

The “Rabbit Ears to Beers” name comes from the rocky outcropping that is at the start of one of the group rides.

Riders will meet back at Caldera for a party inside the brewery that starts at 5:30 p.m. A buffet dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., with beer and food from Caldera, giveaways and an auction. REI gear and Yakima bike racks are among the items featured in the auction.

The event benefits The Asante Foundation and Mt. Ashland Ski Area, with partnership with Oregon Adaptive Sports, a nonprofit that works to provide outdoor recreation opportunities to people with disabilities. Mt. Ashland started an adaptive ski program with help from the group, according to the press release.

Registration costs $50, which includes the shuttle ride, buffet dinner, two drinks, a raffle ticket, brewery tour and access to the silent auction.

Non-bikers can attend the dinner event to support the cause for $25. Dinner tickets include the buffet, two drinks, a raffle ticket, brewery tour and access to the silent auction.

Children younger than 14 can register for $12 and receive dinner, one drink and a raffle ticket.

Riders who don’t need the shuttle service can register for $40.

Register and find more information at www.bikereg.com/rabbit-ears-to-beers.

Registration closes at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.