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Sams Valley Cruise Professional Review and Guide
"This ride is a beautiful ride through the valleys, forests, and hills of southern Oregon. Ride it during the region's mild spring and fall weather, when bicyclists can peel down to shorts and a light jersey and won't suffer from the midsummer heat. Terrain: rolling hills with some flat and one 600-foot climb on Meadow Road.The ride starts in Gold Hill, a small community on the RogueRiver between the cities of Medford and Grants Pass. Followingthe Sams Valley Highway past orchards and small farms along the Rogue River, the route continues north through a vast openmeadow covered with farms and cattle ranches, then past theUpper and Lower Table Rocks on the appropriately namedMeadow Road. Along this road you climb steadily into the higher oak and pine forests, and from a summit you’ll enjoy spectacular views back into the Rogue River Valley."
--Todd Litman & Suzanne Kort, Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest (The Globe Pequot Press).
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