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Our Mission

Our club's mission is to share our passion for bicycle riding through organized events, including a variety of weekly rides designed for both novice and experienced bicyclists of all ages.

Our Rides

Our group bike rides traverse the beautiful foothills of the Sierras in and around the city of Auburn. For more information about our rides visit: ride info. Or, to see what rides our club currently offers, check out our ride calendar. Join us to explore the area while having fun, getting fit, and meeting fellow cyclists.

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Calendar Events at a Glance

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Wednesday Ride Wed, Jan 15, 10:00am
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Where: Quarry across from old TH Coffee 2210 Taylor Rd., Penryn, CA (map)

Please join me for a ride through the usual Newcastle roads Gilardi and Millertown with a climb up Baxter.  We will start at 10am as the weather looks cold with a 5 mile climb to start. 

 

We will start at Quarry park across from the old Trailhead Coffee (now Beach Hut Deli) 2210 Taylor Rd. in Penryn.  32 mile ride with 2140 ft. of climbing.

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 32 miles   2140 ft. climbing

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3220405




Jan 15 - Cathy A.

Thursday Ride Thu, Jan 16, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)



Description:

No drop, casual paced rides with multiple regroups. Because of our foothill setting the rides are rolling to hilly, and have between 1000 to 2000 ft of climbing in each ride. If you've been riding in the flats and want to experience the foothills, this will be a good ride to join. Because of the climbing, I do not consider these beginner rides. We meet afterward for coffee and chatter.

Ron Davidson

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Jan 17, 10:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



There's a pretty good chance for a ride tomorrow, and a 35% chance
for rain.  So for now, we'll plan on riding at 10:00 to give the roads a bit
more time to dry out.  We'll send out a notice by 8 AM to confirm or cancel.

Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2132165 (Fast Friday 3)
Length:  28.5 miles or 23.4 miles, +910' of climbing

Location: Flower Farm Café, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650
Start Time: 10:00
Pace: Training, full ride average 18+/- mph
Pace for the Formerly Fast Group is usually about  2 mph calmer
Sweep: not swept, very brief regroups just to keep together (not to rest).
Terrain: rolling
Goal: ride in a paceline, working together to maximize energy, everyone should 
take a turn pulling (however brief); keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride
Reward: Social time over coffee after the ride.
Cue Sheets:  Please peruse the route at the link above; if you know the route and/or 
stay with the group, you won't need a route sheet, but some will be provided.

Fast Friday 3 - 23.4 miles OR 28.5 miles
0.0 Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
0.1 Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
1.1 Left -- King Rd
3.2 Left -- Val Verde Rd
6.0 Right -- Wells Ave
6.0 Left -- Val Verde Rd
6.3 Right -- Laird Rd
8.1 Left -- Brace Rd
8.4 Left -- Barton Rd
12.6 Right -- Olive Ranch Rd
14.3 Right -- Cavitt Stallman Rd
16.7    either +5.1 mile bonus, 
Right -- Barton for 2nd loop
or straight through intersection 
18.2 Left -- Laird Rd
19.5 Right -- Wells Ave
19.7 Left  becomes Val Verde Rd
20.5 Right -- Dick Cook Rd
22.1 Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
23.3 Left -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
23.4 Left  -- to the Café
 
Dave B 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jan 18, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



Hello SFCCers!

Please join Dennis for this wonderful ride from the Flower Farm this Saturday.

24 miles with 1130 feet of climbing.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26668082 



Pedals down at 9:30. Stay for coffee and conversation!


Route sheets provided at the start.


Ride on and ride right!


Dennis (& Betty)

Sundaze Sun, Jan 19, 9:30am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee Roasters, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


Ride Name: Auburn-Loomis-Lincoln-Penryn-Newcastle
Date: 01/19/20
Time: 9:30
Where: Depoe Bay, Auburn, CA

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 46 miles   3425 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6651235

Rest stop at Lincoln Park




January 19 - Carol

John's Jaunt -Tuesday Ride Tue, Jan 21, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Speedway Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road, Newcastle, CA (map)

The Tuesday ride series offers routes in and around the Loomis Basin. Flexible pace to allow people to ride the pace they are comfortable with. Ride leader will sweep course. Several regroups along the route. 18 to 25 miles with a bit of climbing. Check back usually the day before for the RideWithGPS route details.

Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Jan 22, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)


Typically starts at the Meadow Vista park, but the ride leader may change the location.

Moderate pace. 30-45 miles. 2000+ feet of climbing.



Jan 22 - Terry P.

Thursday Ride Thu, Jan 23, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)



Description:

No drop, casual paced rides with multiple regroups. Because of our foothill setting the rides are rolling to hilly, and have between 1000 to 2000 ft of climbing in each ride. If you've been riding in the flats and want to experience the foothills, this will be a good ride to join. Because of the climbing, I do not consider these beginner rides. We meet afterward for coffee and chatter.

Ron Davidson

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Jan 24, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: (Generally) 26 miles, 1100 ft. climbing (see email for RWGPS link)

Fast Friday is designated as a Training Ride: brisk pace, no sweep, regroups not planned but we usually have one or two very brief ones; the intended purpose of the ride is working together to save energy pacelining at high speeds.

Dave B 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jan 25, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Casual paced 20+ mile ride around the Loomis Basin, leaving from the Flower Farm Café.
Periodic regroups. Ride is swept.

Route is posted by Friday.

Sundaze Sun, Jan 26, 9:30am
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Where: Griffith Quarry, 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)


Ride Name: Johnny Cash Bridge from Griffith Quarry
Time: 9:30am
Where: 7405 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn CA, CA

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: moderate

- Long Ride: 41 miles   2150 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11411814

Familiar roads thru Penryn, Loomis, and Granite Bay to Beals Pt. (rest stop), then the Johnny Cash Bridge Loop. There is a second rest stop at Granite Bay Park on the return trip.

Jeannie

Dave's Maze -Tuesday Ride Tue, Jan 28, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Speedway Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road, Newcastle, CA (map)

The Tuesday ride series offers routes in and around the Loomis Basin. Flexible pace to allow people to ride the pace they are comfortable with. Ride leader will sweep course. Several regroups along the route. 18 to 25 miles with a bit of climbing. Check back usually the day before for the RideWithGPS route details.

Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com


Which former coffee shop would you like to see back (under a new owner ) ?
Cafe Vista in Meadow Vista
Cool Beans in Cool
Trailhead Coffee in Penryn
Charlotte's Coffee in Loomis
McBean Coffee in Lincoln
Starbucks in Auburn-Maidu area
[ Please vote to see results ]

Be sure to visit our new

Poll Archive !!!


license plate

David Bodick, Health Education Consultant for the state of Calif. and SFCC member, has worked on a program to raise money for the cycling community thru the sales of special CA license plates. Visit calbikeplate.com and pre-order a plate with the bicycle logo. The program needs 7500 pre-paid applications to move forward.

Your purchase of the California Bike Plate will generate grants to promote cycling as a physical activity, fund bike skill development and nutrition education at the elementary school level and create safe places to ride through cycling advocacy.


A Special Thanks to our Supporters

A-Town Bikes Bicycle Emporium Calstar
Victory Velo   Longhorn Meat Company

 

 

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Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time:    6:00 pm
Where:  Bicycle Emporium - NEW LOCATION (map)

Don't miss this opportunity to improve your cycling skills by attending the Education Presentations coordinated by Charlie Fox.

Our January presentation on Nutrition for Cyclists will be held at Bicycle Emporium's new location - 437 Grass Valley Hwy Auburn (next to Fed Ex and Kelly Moore paint). Feel free to bring a light dish to share. Our presenter, Kristy Corah will have some samples of some of her nutritional treats as well.

Please let me know if you plan to attend so we can accommodate with chairs and treats. Email Charlie Fox at education@sfcyclists.org.


 

graeagle

Where: Movin' West RV Park (530-836-2614) (prices) (park map)
When: Monday, June 22nd - Friday, June 26th (4 nights)

What: Cycling: 4 rides with a nice mix of terrain...flat (yes FLAT), rolling hills, long climbs/descents
Also: Theree are so many great hikes in this area, we'll try to fit in one.

I hope to follow tradition and have a group potluck on Tuesday evening, June 23rd at the RV park, a pizza party Wednesday evening (at Movin' West), and perhaps a dinner out on Thursday evening.

If you don't wish to camp, I recommend the River Pines Motel (price list here) that is only 1/2 mile away from the RV park. This is by far the best choice for lodging near the campground. Other options are Chalet View and Graeagle Meadows.
If Movin' West is full, there is Little Bear RV Park less than two miles away (although less than 200 feet from the railroad...). And further away, but a very nice park is Clio's River Edge RV Park (no tents allowed).

More info on the general area: http://www.graeagle.com/info/index.html

All of the same routes we rode in 2018 will be repeated except Antelope Lake is out; Frenchman Lake (three options including a gravel ride) will replace it. I have also added a 100k option to the big flat loop. To see all the routes, go to: https://ridewithgps.com/events/101220-sfcc-summer-camp-2020 (click on 'Show All On Map').

Feel free to contact me for any questions, Kathy Welch (Sumer Camp Director)


 

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Hikers Wanted

Many SFCC'ers have signed up to join the Sierra Foothills Hiking Group for added cross training, fitness, and fun. This newly formed group invites anyone who enjoys group hiking along the many great trails in the Auburn area. You do not have to be an SFCC member to join.

The hikes are in the 3 - 7 mile range and typically take place in the afternoon (after morning bike rides). Hike announcements are made via an email group and private Facebook page. If you would like to be added to one or both, please contact Charlie Fox at hikers@sfcyclists.org.

Hiking Group