2020 Rides

The Pear Blossom Festival’s Pedals ‘n Pears Bike Ride features four (4) distances from the easy and flat Comice Family Ride that rides along the Bear Creek Greenway, to the challenging Royal Riviera Metric Century that takes riders through the Applegate Valley and through the Pear Orchards of South Medford. Ample rest stops and support will be available during all the rides. All rides start and finish using the Bear Creek Greenway from US Cellular Park to Bear Creek Park near the Pavilion area.

Starting at the 2020 Event:

The Pedals ‘n Pears Bike Rides will be supported from the start time of the rides, and stay supported, until 1PM out on the course. At 1pm volunteers on the course will start to breakdown and leave their stations. The finish line will be set up until 3pm. Riders that are on the course after 1pm and/or finish after 3pm will not be supported.

Ride Check in: 7:30 am
Rides Start: 8:00 am
Family Ride Start: 8:30 am

Check in will be at the Pavilion in Medford’s Bear Creek Park.

Following the Bear Creek Greenway from Bear Creek Park to Coyote Trails School of Nature near US Cellular Parks for a rest stop, educational games and turn around. This ride is specifically designed to be Family Friendly and to allow riders enough time to attend the 67th Annual Pear Blossom Parade.

Follows the Comice Family Ride but continues South on the Bear Creek Greenway until the exit at South Stage Rd when riders will cross Hwy. 99 (at their own discretion) and continue to ride on South Stage Rd until the route turns East (left) onto Griffin Creek Rd. and then another left on to Pioneer Rd. Here the ride enters the area where many of the original Pear Orchards began to appeared in the late 1800’s. From Pioneer Rd. this ride takes Carpenter Hill Rd. which features a spectacular cruise through the pear blossoms (see video). At the end of Carpenter Hill riders turn North on Voorhies Road past Eden Valley Orchards which is historically Medford’s first Pear Orchard. Heading to the finish, the ride turns right onto South Stage Rd where it crosses Hwy. 99 again and then joins the Bear Creek Greenway continuing past US Cellular Park to Bear Creek Park’s Pavilion to the finish.

Following the same route as The Bosc until the intersection of Carpenter Hill Road and Voorhies Road, this distance and the second half of The Royal Riviera follow the same route. From the end of Carpenter Hill Road this ride heads South (right) on Coleman Creek Road to Pioneer Road turning West (right) onto Pioneer Road. Riders will follow Pioneer Road and Dark Hollow Road looping back on Dark Hollow Road re-joining Pioneer Road. At the intersection of Pioneer Road and Carpenter Hill Road riders will turn South (right) on Pioneer Road continuing on Pioneer Road nearly to the City of Phoenix then returning to Coleman Creek Road turning North (right) on to Voorhies Road. On Voorhies Road riders will pass Eden Valley Orchards which is historically Medford’s first Pear Orchard. to the finish, the ride turns right onto South Stage Rd where it crosses Hwy. 99 again and then joins the Bear Creek Greenway continuing past US Cellular Park to Bear Creek Park’s Pavilion to the finish.

Following the same route as The Bosc and the Bartlett to Griffin Creek Road and Pioneer Road this ride continues past Pioneer road to West Griffin Creek Road. Using West Griffin Creek Road and Sterling Creek Road this ride joins Hwy 238. At Hwy 238 the riders turn West (left) to Ruch where they turn onto upper Applegate Road and to Valley View Winery for a rest stop. From there riders take Little Applegate Road through the ghost town of Buncom. Riders will take Sterling Creek Road back the Griffin Creek area where they join the same route as the Bartlett at Griffin Creek Road and Pioneer Road to the finish.

All routes and distances are subject to change

Date

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Location

Bear Creek Park Pavilion, Medford, Oregon

Registration and Ride Packet Pick Up

Check back for 2020 registration info!

Official Start Times

The Royal Riviera: 8:00 am Bear Creek Park
The Bartlett: 8:05 am Bear Creek Park
The Bosc: 8:10 am Bear Creek Park
The Comice Family Ride: 8:30 am Bear Creek Park
Rest Stops on courses are scheduled to open based on above start times. See “Maps” page for details.

Safety

An ANSI or SNELL certified helmet is required to be worn by every rider at all times while riding a bicycle in the Pedals ,n Pears event. Riders must obey all applicable traffic laws and ride in a courteous manner. Please use appropriate voice and hand signals and be considerate of slower riders. Event staff may remove unsafe riders from the course if necessary.

After Ride Activities:  pearblossomparade.org

The 67th Annual Pear Blossom Festival will be in full swing when the riders complete their distance. The Pear Blossom Street Fair is open from 10 am – 5 pm, featuring a large selection of food and craft vendors for all ages. For those 21 and over the Harry & David Pear a Fare Tent features locally produced artisan wines, brews and foods.

Everybody Loves a Parade!

The 67th Annual Pear Blossom Parade sponsored by Lithia Auto Stores starts at 11 am and continues till around 1:30 pm.