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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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Tuesday - Maidu Meander (reversed) Tue, Dec 6, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

The Tuesday morning ride will start out really cold so to ease the pain and suffering, we will do a lot of slow climbing right from the start. We will do several out & backs down some pretty steep terrain which can optionally be skipped or shortened. Coffee and more coffee at Newcastle Produce afterwards.

- Ride with GPS: 17970773
- 1772 ft. of climbing
- 18 miles (feels like 24 miles)

See you there,

Larry
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Joanie's Double Loop Wed, Dec 7, 10:00am
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Where: 11885 Willow Creek Drive, Auburn, CA, United States (Starbucks) (map)

- Terrain: hilly Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 35.4 miles 3600 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 16468351

Out Bell Rd, Lone Star/Cramer Loop, down Mt. Vernon, Rest Stop (no water) at Hidden Falls, back up Baxter.

Dana Hofheinz 916-947-7378
danabhof@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Ride - Cancelled Thu, Dec 8, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Cancelled due to rain expected.

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
530-878-0184

Fast Friday Fri, Dec 9, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Friday Training Ride
Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph depending on climbs (could be A and B groups with enough riders)
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, keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride
Location: Flower Farm, Loomis
Start Time: (same as the rest of the club)
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

December
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11355129
-RideWithGPS Route
28.8 miles, 1045'

Lezley and Dave Beals

Spintacular Saturday Sat, Dec 10, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

We will depart from Flower Farm Nursery at 9:30am for a nice counterclockwise jaunt around all of Loomis. Hoping for a dry and somewhat warm day. I will be sweeping the ride and route sheets will be provided.
Distance is a somewhat longish 25.4 miles but only 938 feet of climbing. Stay for hot coffee and warm conversation after the ride.

-RideWithGPS Route

Dave Hayes

Cycling 101 Sun, Dec 11, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Ride Name: Cycling 102 Development Ride
Date: 12/11/16
Time: 9:30 am
where: Flower Farm, Loomis, CA

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 17 miles 1015 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 4739504

We usually have a small group and the pace is always casual. Ride leaders will sweep and there are several stops to re-group. A brief pre-ride clinic will start at 09:00am. Please RSVP by sending an Email to: ride101@sfcyclists.org

Rudy Dressendorfer 916-580-5306
rdressendorfer@gmail.com

AUBURN-STANFORD RANCH--2 Sun, Dec 11, 9:30am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee, 893 High St, Auburn, CA (map)

- Pace: Moderate
- Terrain: Rolling
- Ride with GPS route: 15734996

From downtown Auburn through Loomis, Stanford Ranch, Lincoln and Newcastle with water/restroom stops at about 18 and 34 miles.

Larry Matz

Tuesday Intermediate Ride Tue, Dec 13, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

Casual to moderate pace to allow people to ride the pace they are comfortable with. Ride leaders will sweep course. Several regroups along the route. 18 to 25 miles with a bit of climbing. Coffee and conversation afterwards.

NOTE: Start locations will vary between Newcastle Park & Ride and Loomis Train Depot. Check the calendar (above Where) and e-mail notifications for ride start location.

Dave Austin
dcaustinbiz@yahoo.com

Wednesday Rides Wed, Dec 14, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

- 30 - 40 miles - Moderate pace, hilly - Frequent regroups during the ride Come join us for a romp thru the foothills starting from Meadow Vista Park. Rides can vary from climbs to Colfax to the rolling hills around Newcastle & Auburn.

Larry Matz
lmatz1@yahoo.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Dec 15, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, 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
530-878-0184

Fast Friday Fri, Dec 16, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Friday Training Ride
Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph depending on climbs (could be A and B groups with enough riders)
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, keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride
Location: Flower Farm, Loomis
Start Time: (same as the rest of the club)
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

December
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11355129
-RideWithGPS Route
28.8 miles, 1045'

Lezley and Dave Beals

Spintacular Saturday Sat, Dec 17, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Nice varied pace through the streets of Loomis, Granite Bay and Newcastle ranging from 18 to 25 miles. Moderate rolling hills and nice pavement. The group usually breaks into two with a faster pace and a slightly more relaxed pace. Coffee and conversation immediately follows.

-RideWithGPS Route

Betty Bennett
bettyebennett@yahoo.com

Cycling 102 Sun, Dec 18, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Ride Name: Cycling Ed 102
Date: 12/18/2016
Time: 9:30 am
Where: Flower Farm, Loomis, CA

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 15 miles 623 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 15008282

Casual no-drop ride. Brief clinic prior to the ride. Ride will begin immediately after.
Please RSVP by sending an Email to: ride101@sfcyclists.org
Jan Jacobson

Let's Pardee Sun, Dec 18, 9:30am
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Where: Charles Howard Park, 600 S Church St, Ione, CA 95640, USA (map)

Ride Name: Let's Pardee
Date: 12/18/16
Time: 9:30am
Where: Charles Howard Park, Ione, CA, CA

- Terrain: hilly Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 50 miles 3000 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 17725509

Many Party Pardee roads, but 15 miles shorter. Deviations at mile 8.6 and mile 19.7. Stores at miles 21 and 36. Somewhat of an adventure ride. Please use the calendar comments section on main webpage to arrange carpools.

Kathy Welch 530-906-5571
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

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new years Ride 2016

Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, Loomis, CA (map)
When: Sun, Jan 1, 10:00am

Help us welcome 2017 with a medium and a short ride with post ride lunch at Casque Winery. Festivities will begin and end at Casque Winery. Bring your potluck dish to share with everyone. Food was so great last year, I suggest you cook the same dishes. Bring warm clothing for the post ride festivities. 

Longer route: 34.1 miles, 1300 feet of climbing
-RideWithGPS Route

Shorter route: 22.7 miles, 839 feet of climbing
-RideWithGPS Route


Festival of Lights

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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 Kathy Welch at hikers@sfcyclists.org.

Hiking Group

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SFCC Apparel

Interested in the wearing the latest Club kit? These cool garments can be purchased anytime thru the Jackroo website at: http://shop.jakroo.com/Sierra-Foothills-Cycling-Club.

Please note our new jersey design includes "Auburn, CA" on the front and back sides.

Contact our merchandise manager, Ken Wilson, at merchandise@sfcyclists.org for any questions you may have regarding club apparel.


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Sunday

Cycling School

Where: Various - check calendar
When: Sundays - check calendar

The Cycling Education Committee(CEC) offers a series of rides on Sundays to promote cycling knowledge, skills and safety.  These are "no-drop" rides especially intended for riders wishing to learn about cycling as well as wanting to develop their cycling skills and fitness.  They are social rides, generally at the pace of the slowest rider, and have a "sweep" so no one gets dropped. Routes are usually in the range of 15 to 20 miles and not too hilly. All have a short pre-ride clinic about cycling. The names of these rides and ride leaders are:

Cycling 100: Ted Herr
Cycling 101: Rudy Dressendorfer
Cycling 102: Jan Jacobson
Cycling 103: Chuck Craig

Please check the calendar for dates and details.

Please RSVP by sending an Email to: ride101@sfcyclists.org
and indicate which ride you plan to attend.

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