Bicycling in Ashland
Community Supports Bicycling in Ashland
Ashland, Oregon has a very active cycling community; bicycling in Ashland is easy for both locals and visitors with bike lanes and mountain trails. In fact, Ashland is widely known for downhill mountain and cross-country biking, with many trails interlacing the mountain side over the town.
For over 30 years, Mt. Ashland Hill Climb Bike Race happens every September. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association, which plans, builds and maintains trails in and around Ashland.
Bicycling in Ashland isn’t just biking the trails. On the valley floor following the Bear Creek, I-5 and Rt 99, cyclists use Bear Creek Greenway, a 17.5 mile multi-use path that links towns from Ashland to Central Point – with only two at-grade road crossings. The trail connects several developed parks, which provide amenities like parking, restrooms, and drinking water. There are also many access points from city street networks.
Resources for Bicycling in Ashland
When it comes to cycling in Ashland, United Bike Institution is the largest trainer of certified bicycle mechanics in the United States and the only school in the world that teaches bicycle-frame building.
For those interesting in bicycling in Ashland, these shops rent and/or service bicycles by the hour or day. They tend to rent on a seasonal basis, from March through October.
Rent & full service:
- Ashland Bicycle Works (541) 482‑3440
- Bear Creek Bicycle (541) 488‑4270
- Siskiyou Cyclery (541) 482‑1997
- The Adventure Center (800) 444‑2819
- Get ‘N’ Gear (541) 482‑5181
- Ashland Cycle Sport, 191 Oak Street, (541) 488‑0581.