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Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, July 21: 10K walk in Jacksonville. Meet at 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot on D Street, across the bridge from the Jacksonville library. For more information, call 541-582-2607 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
Wednesday, July 25: An experienced instructor will share information about kayaking and recreational kayaks at 6:30 p.m. at REI, 85 Rossanley Drive, Medford. Participants will leave knowing which type of kayak, paddle and PFD will best fit their needs, as well as the skinny on local paddling destinations. This course does not replace the need for on-water instruction. See www.rei.com/stores/medford.html.
Native Plant Society outing
Saturday, July 28: Katelyn Detweiler, project coordinator of the Freshwater Trust, will lead a tour at 5 p.m. of riparian revegetation along the Applegate River on the grounds of Red Lily Vineyard. For more information or to sign up, email Detweiler at Detweiler.email@example.com.
Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Wednesday, Aug. 1: RVAS 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/
Running the Rogue Wolf Loop
Thursday, Aug. 16: Join world-renowned ultra marathon runner Ryan Ghelfi to get the inside scoop on running the Rogue Wolf Loop, in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, at 6:30 p.m. at REI, 85 Rossanley Drive, Medford. With just over 4,000 feet of elevation gain over 25 miles, this route features the Middle Fork Rogue River, a series of mountain lakes, old-growth forests and the Pacific Crest Trail. Get the inside scoop on running the loop. Pick up maps, GPS files and route details. Get your questions answered, pursue the route this year, and learn how you can help keep the Rogue Wolf Loop alive. Hosted by Trails and Tarmac and Siskiyou Mountain Club. For details, see www.rei.com/stores/medford.html
Lithia Park nature walks
Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: Ashland Parks and Recreation offers free, guided nature walks in Lithia Park from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May through September. Meet at the park entrance, across from the Plaza in Ashland. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call 541-488-5340.
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.