Ashlandia Tours

 

GET OUT AND RIDE THE ASHLANDIA ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR LOOP!



ASHLANDIA’S ORIGINAL AND ONLY ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR LOOP IN TOWN.  WHY WALK WHEN YOU CAN DISCOVER ALL OF ASHLAND ON THE COMFORT OF AN ELECTRIC BIKE!

Get ready for an epic ride in Ashland, nestled in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. Enjoy a great outing exploring this incredible outdoor town on a Cruiser Electric Bike. Your guided adventure offers a ride through the Historical Downtown, Railroad District, Lithia Park, Bear Creek Greenway, and Local Hot Spots! There are plenty of opportunities for spectacular scenery, wildlife viewing, ridiculous selfie shots and much more. Get ready for big smiles, sit back and let your knowledgeable guide show you around, without breaking a sweat!

Highlights on Tour:
Railroad District/ Farmers Market
Downtown District/ Lithia Park
Ashland Creek Reservoir/ Swimming Holes
Shakespeare Festival
Southern Oregon University
Organic Farms/ Bear Creek Greenway

 

Tours meet at North Mountain Park.
Refer to website for easy directions. Information below.

 

You will be led by experienced local guides that will give you the insights to history, culture and the best tips while enjoying your time in Ashland.

 

Ashlandia Tours designed two daily Electric Bike Loop Tours.  If you like the morning ride we got you covered, rather sleep late no problem ,we have the afternoon tour to take in all the highlights of Ashland, Oregon!   Click on the tour below that works for you.  See you soon!

 

10:30AM MORNING BREEZE RIDE
Ashlandia Classic e-Bike Tour Loop (10:30 AM MORNING RIDE)
2:30PM BRILLIANT SKY RIDE
Ashlandia Classic e-Bike Tour Loop (2:30 PM AFTERNOON RIDE)

6:00PM SUNSET RIDE
Ashlandia Classic e-Bike Tour Loop (6:00 PM Evening RIde)

CLASSIC ASHLANDIA E-BIKE TOUR IN BEAUTIFUL ASHLAND, OREGON

The Ashlandia 2.5 hour tour combines a mixture of local history, natural settings, beautiful Lithia park, sweeping vistas, the local swimming hole, downtown historic sights, Southern Oregon University, organic farms and tons of fun! Travel around eclectic Ashland and discover why Outside Magazine voted Ashland as one of its top 10 “Best Towns in America.” Ashland residents fell in love with bikes years ago, passing a law in 1973 for cars to share the roads with bikes and winning Gold Medal Status in 2013 as a bicycle friendly community from The League of American Bicyclist. Now you can enjoy Ashland’s unique vibe on your step-thru Pedego Electric Bike. As we tour town we will give you insight into the numerous places to go, from our awarding winning breweries and wineries to the over 80 different restaurants offering everything from sushi and Indian food to BBQ and pizza. The tour meanders through Ashland’s historic Railroad, Downtown, Skidmore Academy, and Siskiyou-Hargadine districts where a 1981 ordinance banned big-box-stores, supporting local and unique businesses such as the Ashland Co-Op, the Northwest Nature Shop, and the elegant Peerless Hotel, featured in the Best Selling Book “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”. The tour includes a 2 mile stretch along the Bear Creek Greenway, part of an 18 mile long paved multi-use trail connecting the towns of Ashand, Talent, Medford and Central Point. The electric bikes allow riders to conquer the hills around Ashland with ease.

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TOUR INFO

Price: $59 per rider

Tour Times: 10:30 AM ,2:30 PM, 6:00 PM (please arrive 5 minutes early)
Check Times for availability.

Duration of Tour: 2.5 hours

Level of Difficulty:  The tour is designed for people of a wide variety of ages and abilities.  Our bikes are equipped with both peddle assist and throttle control so if you get tired, simply crank the throttle and enjoy the ride!

What is Provided on a Tour:   Electric bike, helmet, rear insulated cargo bag, and guided instruction.

 

ASHLAND TOUR MEETING POINT

ALL TOURS BEGIN AND END at North Mountain Park on North Mountain Ave

Directions to North Mountain Park:

  1. From Downtown Ashland:  Head Southeast on E. Main St. (a one-way road through downtown) towards Oak Street. Turn left onto Oak Street. Continue on Oak and take a right onto E. Hersey Street. Follow this road until the intersection of North Mountain Ave. Take a right turn and then an immediate left into the parking lot at the intersection of Larkspure Lane and North Mountain Avenue.  At the parking lot entrance there is a sign for the Bonneville Power Administration. Drive down to the second parking lot on the left, between two baseball fields and in front of a soccer field.
  2. From I-5 Exit 19:  Follow signs to downtown Ashland.
  3. From I-5 Exit 14:  Take exit 14 and turn West on Ashland St. Follow Ashland St. until it merges with Siskiyou Blvd. Take a right at S. Mountain Ave and continue North towards N. Mountain Ave. From N. Mountain Ave, take a right into the parking lot at the intersection of Larkspure Lane and North Mountain Avenue.  At the parking lot entrance there is a sign for the Bonneville Power Administration. Drive down to the second parking lot on the left, between two baseball fields and in front of a soccer field.

NOTE: There are TWO ENTRANCES to North Mountain Park.  We meet at the Larkspure Lane entrance by the baseball fields, not at the Nature Center!  If you are using GPS or Google maps to find North Mountain Park, simply type “North Mountain Park.” as the destination address.

 

ASHLAND TOUR SIGHTS AND STOPS

The guided bike tour meets at North Mountain Park on North Mountain Park Avenue.  We carefully chose this meeting location as it is convenient to downtown Ashland, offers ample parking, and provides a stress free environment to get comfortable with the electric bikes. We begin the tour with a 10-15 minute overview. We will cover the basics of how to operate the Pedego Interceptor Electric Bike such as shifting gears, the five different electric assist modes, and using the throttle. Then we adjust the bikes to make sure everyone has a comfortable seated position and explain safety procedures for the tour.

Next we follow the North Mountain Park bike path to the historic Railroad District. At this point in the tour, you will really appreciate the power of the electric bike as we cruise uphill with ease. Witness an incredible vista of the Siskiyou mountains with Grizzly Peak looming above the surrounding vineyards.

The tour of Ashland heads through the Railroad District neighborhood, a place teeming with history, including driving in the “gold spike” which completed the Southern Pacific Railroad, turning Ashland into a thriving community. We will take back alley roads showing the unique living quarters of this eclectic neighborhood, from the fancy Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) to the restored Victorian homes. No stop in Ashland would be complete without visiting the Ashland Food Co-op, a thriving hub for obtaining fresh organic and local foods. Then we will head out of town along Jackson Road to the largest organic farm in Southern Oregon, the Fry Family Farm, where they have earned the Oregon Tilth certification, one of the most prestigious symbols of organic quality.

Next we jump on the Bear Creek Greenway for a 2 mile nature cruise back to downtown Ashland, where we will dive more into the history and art of Ashland and its most famous treasure, Lithia Park. We will wind through the tree lined streets surrounding Lithia park to the Ashland Creek Reservoir, a place for a quick dip in crystal clear water on a hot summer day. Then get ready for some fantastic views as we head into the hills overlooking Ashland. Winding down through the maze of streets, we will pass by the world famous Elizabethan Shakespeare Theatre, where over 400,000 people a year experience live performances ranging from classic to contemporary plays. We will also point out where the free nightly Green Shows perform.

Heading down main street, we tour through Southern Oregon University’s beautiful campus, complete with organic farms, museums, and a nine-hole disk golf course. Following the central bike path, we will head back to North Mountain Park after a 14 mile tour.

 

 

RIDER REQUIREMENTS

Rider Requirements:

  • The minimum number of riders for a tour is 1 person.  Our maximum tour group size is 6 people.
  • All clients must know how and be familiar and confident to ride a standard bicycle.
  • Participants must be at least age 16 to operate an electric bicycle.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will sign a liability waiver on the child’s behalf.
  • Minors, under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Helmets are required and will be provided.
  • It is suggested that guests do not wear flip-flops, or high heels.
  • ALL GUESTS must sign a liability waiver and declaration of fitness before departure.
  • Guests must respect road signs, pedestrians, bikes and cars for a safe enjoyable ride.
  • A drivers license is not required to ride a bike.
  • Any damages to bike or property are the sole responsibility of the rider.
  • All participants operating an electric bike must already know how to ride a non-electric bike.
  • We recommend wearing helmets and we have them available to borrow; minors are required to wear helmets.

Recommended Items to Bring:  A light rain jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, bathing suit, snacks, a liter of water, and a good sense of humor. On the back rack of each e-bike is a bag large enough to place all your recommended personal items

 

 


10:30AM MORNING BREEZE RIDE
Ashlandia Classic e-Bike Tour Loop (10:30 AM MORNING RIDE)
2:30PM BRILLIANT SKY RIDE
Ashlandia Classic e-Bike Tour Loop (2:30 PM AFTERNOON RIDE)