Bike the Rogue this weekend, Brew Fest cancelled

The Ninth Annual Rotary Bike The Rogue event will take this place Saturday in Gold Beach. Riders have their choice of three different routes through the southwestern corner of Oregon: 25 miles/1,100 vertical feet for $30; 40 miles/2,000 vertical feet for $40; and 62.5 miles/4,000 vertical feet for $50. All three rides follow the banks of the Rogue River and cross two bridges. Both the 40 mile and the 100 kilometer rides finish along the Pacific Ocean.

Bike the Rogue and the Gold Beach Brew Fest were scheduled to collaborate, providing registered riders with a free ticket to the Brew Fest. Unfortunately, this year’s Brewfest has been canceled because fire crews are using the Event Center. Instead, Arch Rock Brewery and Wandering Pizzaioli Wood Fired Pizzas from Agness will both be at the Bike the Rogue event in Buffington Park, serving their local award winning beer and pizza hot out of the oven. All registered riders will get tickets for a free beer and $5 off on their pizzas.

The Rotary Club of Gold Beach organizes and hosts Bike The Rogue. South Coast Bicycles in Bandon, Oregon, will provide a SAG wagon stocked with spare parts and a mechanic to assist with any mechanical difficulties, and the City of Gold Beach will donate reuseable goody bags to the event. Bike The Rogue is also supported by event sponsors Century 21 Agate Realty, and Umpqua Bank.

The Rotary Club of Gold Beach will provide a continental breakfast at the start of the event for all registered riders, and rest stations every 7-15 miles along the route. Bathrooms are available in Buffington Park and at the 11 mile point, 32 mile point, and 51 mile point.

Registration will start at 7 a.m. on Saturday in Buffington Park for those who have not pre-registered Registration and waiver forms are available at the event website: Visit the website or email .

Curry Community Health hosts first No Hurry Curry Scurry 5K

Curry Community Health will present the first No Hurry Curry Scurry 5K Race and 3K family walk/run at Salmon Run Golf Course Sept. 8, featuring lunch, refreshments, and live music by Steve Harrington. This event is a fundraiser for the development of a community clubhouse in Brookings. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

To pre-register for this event, visit or stop by any Curry Community Health location.