bicycling

Jefferson Exchange | October 28, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue October 28, 2014

A (Legal) Trail For Mountain Bikes

Trail building on a previous project.
Credit BLM

Sure, there are plenty of trails available to mountain bikes in Southern Oregon, but Mountain of the Rogue Trail might be the first built with bikes in mind. 

Officially, anyway.  Illegal trails have been constructed, too. 

And that's part of the story of the Mountain of the Rogue... that its creation is meant to divert would-be trail builders. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 30, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Ashland Wins "Most Improved" Bike City

Credit ODOT

Getting the gold star is still a good thing, years after elementary school. 

The city of Ashland's friendliness to bicycles just earned it a gold star from the League of American Bicyclists. 

And that's big jump from its previous bronze status, winning Ashland the title of "Most Improved Bicycle Friendly City" in the country. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Oregon Gets Even Bike-Friendlier

Credit Andrew Dressel/Wikimedia

Bikes bring bucks.

It's not an official slogan, but it neatly captures the tourism approach to bicyclists in Oregon. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 25, 2013
10:52 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Stopping Low-Tech Theft With High-Tech Gadgets

Credit Magnus Manske/Wikimedia

Bicycle-friendly towns often have more of everything connected to bicycles: more bikes, more bike shops, more bike thefts.

It's that last category that causes concern in Ashland. 

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