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Welcome to our website and cycling club. Club membership is open to all! Whether you're a racer, recreation rider, or just starting out, the Sierra Foothills Cycling Club wants you! Get to know more about our club in our FAQ, or drop us a line from our contacts list.

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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Thursday Rides Thu, Sep 21, 8:30am
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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 Fridays Fri, Sep 22, 8:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph depending on climbs (could be a second slower group depending on who shows)

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: 8:30am
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Lezley Beals

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Sep 23, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual
- Short Ride: 24 miles  1000 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 25443295

No water stops on route so bring two botttles.  We'll regroup at mile 11, across from Rutherford Canyon.

Lori Blank  9167616514
Lori.Blank@allstate.com

Bridgeport - Bullards Bar Sun, Sep 24, 8:30am
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Where: South Yuba River State Park, 17660 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley (map)

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 42 miles  4600 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 23297038

We'll climb out of the state park in the cool of the morning, loop out to Oak Tree, then loop thru the Bullards Bar area.  Water/restrooms at Dark Day CG and N. San Juan. 

$5 parking fee or Poppy Pass. Park on Pleasant Valley Road after the bridge.

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

Board Meeting Mon, Sep 25, 8:30am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


Looking for Lollipops - Tues. Ride Tue, Sep 26, 8:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

Pace: moderate
22 miles, 1560 ft. of climbing
Ride with GPS # 25551011

This route includes three of my favorite lollipops for something a little bit different. Coffee and conversation at Newcastle Produce afterwards.

Larry Merlo 916-663-1512
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Willow UpDown 33 (Wed Rides) Wed, Sep 27, 8:30am
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Where: 11885 Willow Creek Drive, Auburn, CA, United States (Starbucks) (map)

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 32 miles  2700 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 24674917

Wandering through the hills around Auburn.  Harris Rd, Bald Hill, Shirland Track, Rattlesnake, Millertown.

Ken Wilson  530-613-3976
kwesq3015@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Rides Thu, Sep 28, 8:30am
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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
530-878-0184

Fast Fridays Fri, Sep 29, 8:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph depending on climbs (could be a second slower group depending on who shows)

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: 8:30am
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Lezley Beals

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Sep 30, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

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.

September Route: - Ride With GPS Route # 24766761


Jan & Paul Jacobson

Sundaze Sun, Oct 1, 8:30am
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Where: varied locations (map)

Where: Various locations around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Truckee, and many others

Description: Moderate rides of at least 40 miles. Can be any kind of terrain from flattish (bike path), rolling hills (Loomis), hilly (Auburn), to extremely hilly (Robinson Flat, Mosquito Ridge Road).

Jan Van Waardenberg

Wednesday Rides Wed, Oct 4, 8:30am
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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 usually starting from Meadow Vista Park. Rides can vary from climbs to Colfax to the rolling hills around Newcastle & Auburn.

Larry Matz


 

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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

 


A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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

 

Almost Summer BBQ

Date:   Sunday, October 22, 2017 
Location:   Recreation Park in Auburn (map)
Tentative Schedule:

8:30 to 9:30 - rides start
11:30 - Social and appetizers
12:00 - BBQ and potluck
1:30 - Cleanup and take down


Our Ride Director, Kathy Welch, has three fun routes for us:

8:30 am: 41 miles with 2100 feet of climb Ride with GPS 24150567
9:00 am: 31 miles with 1900 feet of climb Ride with GPS 24140505
9:30 am: 19 miles with 1350 feet of climb Ride with GPS 24312654


What to bring for the Potluck:  Last names starting with
:  

A thru H -- Appetizer
I thru Q  --  Side dish, such as a salad
R thru Z  --  Dessert

SFCC will supply tri-tip, a veggie entree if requested, water and sodas. (Please no alcohol or glass containers allowed under the conditions of our permit). If you need a veggie or vegan meal, please email me so we can have a veggie burger or portobello mushroom for you.

Come out and visit with past VP, Joe Hernandez, our chief barbecuer! Also, we could use some help with set up, the BBQ team, and take down.  If you can help with any of these, please let me know via email.

Please RSVP Katherine Thompson (SFCC VP) at rsvp@sfcyclists.org by Sunday Oct. 15th to help us plan for the BBQ and drinks.


Steel bike ride

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Jersey Kit

The Voler ordering web is site set to go: https://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/19051. You can order your your SFCC Jersey, shorts, etc. from this site.

Please direct questions about the jersey or other club merchandise to Ken Wilson (merchandise@sfcyclists.org).

Click here for larger pics of the jersey and shorts.

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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: Ed O'Connell

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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