Ashland Journals

Biker Girl - Ashland, Oregon

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A May 2006 trip to Ashland by lcampbell

Mount McLoughlin Photo, Ashland, Oregon More Photos
Quote: BICYCLE, not motorbike, that is. But that would be fun too! Here are my adventures in biking in funky Ashland.

Biker Girl - Ashland, Oregon

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Overview

Mount McLoughlin Photo, Ashland, Oregon
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My husband was headed to Ashland Oregon for an Aikido (a martial art) seminar, and I had heard that Ashland was a great town with great biking—so I said I was going too!I did two rides over the weekend, a 53 mile loop on various roads, including the interestingly-named Dead Indian Memorial Highway. The other ride was a 22 mile out-and-back on a bike path that is under development. The trail currently connects Ashland with Medford, but a long distance trail in planned. See my journal entries for details on these rides.One thing I did discover while in Ashland, is that it has a near perfect mix of outdoor adventure, arts and culture, and small town intimacy. Surrounding the t...Read More

Ashland Motel

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Hotel

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Our Room: I’m pretty sure this is the smallest room you could find in Ashland. While everything was old in years and style, it was clean. Well, the bathroom (especially the shower) was so old, that I’m not sure that the hardest scrubbing would ever make it look clean. There was a bed, a dresser, and a television. I think that pretty much covers the furniture. There was maybe a 2-foot walk area on all sides of the bed. There was air-conditioning as well, mostly needed to drown out some unsavory (at least if you aren’t the one participating) sounds in the night.The Atmosphere:This was a family-owned motel. All the family members that I met were e...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 27, 2006

Ashland Motel
1145 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, Oregon 97520
(541) 482-2561

Dead Indian Loop Bike

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Story/Tip

Dead Indian Memorial Highway Photo, Ashland, Oregon
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This ride was the first recommendation of a biking friend and also of the bike shop employee I talked to at Ashland/Rogue Valley Cycle Sport.Starting from town, I biked southeast on Siskiyou Boulevard, the main drag in town, to Highway 66 or Green Springs Highway. First I crossed over the interstate and went through a busy area where I had to take care not to get hit by a car. But much to my relief, the way soon turned rural. I passed many signs for wineries and vineyards, and contemplated biking 53 miles while doing wine tasting. Nah… maybe not such a good idea. I pedaled on, enjoyed the rolling terrain – not too stee...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2006

Bear Creek Greenway

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Attraction

Bear Creek Greenway Photo, Ashland, Oregon
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The Bear Creek Greenway is a bike and pedestrian path that will eventually connect Ashland, Oregon to Central Point, Oregon—a distance of 20 miles following the Bear Creek stream-bed. The path is not currently finished—so far only 11 continuous miles exist between Ashland and Medford, plus some addition unconnected sections in the Medford area (16 miles total completed). Although I was just checking out the Summer 2006 newsletter on the Bear Creek Greenway website, and they are talking about being in the final stretch of trail construction. They say that the trail has been 30 years in the planning, fundraising, and construction. Kudos to t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 27, 2006

Bear Creek Greenway

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Places to Eat in Ashland

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Morning Glory Café, 1149 Siskiyou Boulevard, (541)488-8636This was my favorite of the places that we ate. The breakfast selection was especially incredible. Gourmet omelets seemed to be the specialty—I absolutely LOVED the caramelized onion, toasted walnut, and Gorgonzola omelet. The coffee here was also the best I’ve had in a long time. We had one lunch at Morning Glory—Dan had a hamburger, one he said was excellent. My sandwich was…. Morning Glory Café had just a great atmosphere—it was colorful, cozy, and inviting. The staff was excellent also. It was worth the higher-than-average breakfast and lunch prices, for the high quality food and service....Read More