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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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Flower Farm cruisin' (route change) Sat, Aug 17, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



Saturday's predicted high for Loomis is 95, which, after the last few days, actually sounds pretty good!  So come out and ride the 21.4 miles with 1,009' of moderate hills. 
 
We will roll at 8:00 sharp and hopefully finish before the tires stick to the melted tarmac.  Coffee & conversation afterward at the cafe. Shake loose a few nickels to thank our Flower Farm hosts too.


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28677798  (new route as of 8/16/19)
Lori Blank

Cisco-Donner Lake cool classic Sun, Aug 18, 8:00am
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Where: Cisco Grove, Hampshire Rocks Rd (map)


Ride Name: Cisco-Serene Lakes-Donner 
Date: 8/18/2019 
Time: 8:00am 
Where: Dirt lot, Cisco Grove, CA, CA 
 
- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 44 miles   3400 ft. climbing 
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10871039 
 
Our iconic route up to Donner Summit (with the Serene Lakes Loop), down to Donner Lake, around the lake counterclockwise, back over the summit, then the fun downhill back to our cars.

Newcastle Loop to Mt. Pleasant Tue, Aug 20, 8:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)


Please join the Sierra Foothills Cycling Club on Tuesday morning at 8am for a rolling 24-mile ride through the foothills.  It’s predicted to be a relatively mild morning; another great day to ride your bike.  After the ride we will gather at Newcastle Produce with coffee and other refreshments. 
  
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28055791 
  
Hope to see you on Tuesday morning. 
  
Bob Niblack 
Another Tuesday Ride Leader

The Cool way to Rattlesnake Wed, Aug 21, 8:00am
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Where: Holiday Market, 5030 Ellinghouse Dr, Cool, CA (Hwy 49 and Hwy 193) (map)



Ride Name: Cool to Rattlesnake Bar 
Date: 8/21/19 
Time: 8:00 am 
Where: Holiday Market, Cool, CA 
 
- Terrain: hilly    Pace: casual 
- Long Ride: 32 miles   3500 ft. climbing
 
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2968630 
 
Cherry Acres then a short stretch on Hwy 49 before we go all the way down Rattlesnake Bar Rd to Folsom Lake (east side).  Rest stop at boatramp, tour campground, then return back up Rattlesnake Bar Rd, then Hwy 49 back to Cool. 
Cathy Armstrong

50 Shades of Grey (Hair) Thu, Aug 22, 8:00am
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Where: 18777 River Ranch Rd., Grass Valley (map)



Hi members, now that I (hopefully!)have your attention, please join me for a special Thursday ride. We roll at 8 am from my house - 18777 River Ranch Rd., Grass Valley. 
We'll do a nice loop through GeeVee - Alison Ranch, Empire St., 174, and a really 
sweet downhill on Rattlesnake. About 25 miles, minimal hills. 
 
Bring your swimsuits and a snack. I'll provide coffee and ice tea. After we ride - 
it will be Swimming and Munchies! Hope to see you. I'm the 2nd house on the right 
on River Ranch, off Dog Bar, 1 mile uphill from the  Magnolia intersection. 
Look forward to seeing you! cheers, 

Jan

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Aug 23, 8:00am
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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

Having Fun in Applehill Fri, Aug 23, 8:30am
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Where: El Dorado Trail Head, Placerville CA, CA (Jacquier and Eldorado Trail) (map)


Ride Name: Fun Friday - Apple Hill 
Date: 8/23/2019 
Time: 8:30am 
Where: El Dorado Trail Head, Placerville CA, CA 
 
- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 39 miles   4000 ft. climbing 

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/30888696 
 
Starting at the El Dorado Trail Head (off of Jacquier), we'll tour Apple Hill, Pollock Pines, Clear Creek, Newtown Rd. Afterwards, we'll head to Boa Vista for lunch/dessert. There are no bathrooms at the start. NO SWEEP. 
 
Kathy Welch

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Aug 24, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Ride Leader Rotates

Moderate to casual pace through Loomis, Granite Bay and Newcastle ranging from 18 to 25 miles and generally with options to shorten. Mild to moderate rolling hills and nice pavement. The group always breaks into multiple subgroups based on the pace each rider is comfortable with. There may be a fast contingent but the largest group of riders enjoy one of several more casual paces. There is always a sweep so no one is ever left behind. Regroups are common and beginners and guests are always welcome.

Johnny Cash trail from Penryn Sun, Aug 25, 7:30am
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Where: Griffith Quarry, 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)



Ride Name: Griffith Quarry to Johnny Cash Bridge 
Date: 8/25/2019 
Time: 7:30 
Where: Griffith Quarry, Penryn, CA 
 
- Terrain: rolling    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 37 miles   2250 ft. climbing 


http://ridewithgps.com/routes/29897189 
 
The usual roads out to Beals Point, then a loop on the bike 
path accross the JC Bridge, then back to Loomis. Minimal climbing for a hot day 
 
Jan Van Waardenburg

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Aug 27, 8:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (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.

Leader to be determined

Wednesday Ride Wed, Aug 28, 8:00am
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Where: Various (map)


Although Meadow Vista Park is 'home' for the Wednesday Ride, start locations do vary. Ride is generally 30-40 miles with occasional regroups. Moderate level ride in and around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, etc.


Keith Hallsten

Thursday Ride Thu, Aug 29, 8:00am
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Where: Railhead Park, 175 Pacific Ave, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

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, Aug 30, 8:00am
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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


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Barbara Crowell Ride

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Day 1 - Out/back to Genoa from Woodfords
Day 2 - Blue Lakes/Old & New Luther Pass Roads/Carson Pass
Day 3 - Ebbetts Pass (both sides)
Day 4 - Monitor Pass

All routes can be seen on RideWithGPS here.


mibm19

Team SFCC finished in FIRST place in miles
with 35485.2 miles

Click here for totals from 2013 to 2019