Getting into the mountains can yield some spectacular views. Getting into the mountains on a bicycle can get you the views and a lot of exercise.
Such is the nature of the Oregon-designated Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway, rising into the mountains from the Rogue Valley floor.
The inaugural event on the bikeway will be the Up & Down ride--advertised as "not a ride for the faint-hearted"--on July 23rd.
Jenne Stanke Marmon, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager for Jackson County Parks, visits with details of the bikeway and the first big ride on it.