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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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Saturday Spintacular Sat, Oct 19, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



Come ride with us on Saturday.  You will enjoy it. 
  
9am start time 
  
21.1 miles 
  
1260 feet of climbing 
  
Route = https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31040494 
  
Ride will be swept. 
  
Join us at the Flower Farm Café after the ride.

To Stanford Ranch from Auburn Sun, Oct 20, 9:00am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee Roasters, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)




Hi members, please join me for an easy 42 mile loop. Here's the route: 
 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6832641  Please note my ride starts from DEPOE BAY 
COFFEE  in Auburn. Dee Anne was originally slated to lead, but is under the weather, 
so I'm filling in. Start time is 9 am. This is a great ride with minimal climbing. Pace is 
moderate, but I encourage casual riders wanting to do a longer ride by sweeping the rear of the pack! Cheers, 
 
Jan 

Bob's Bustle - Tues. Ride Tue, Oct 22, 9:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)


Join SFCC for 24+ mile loop through the countryside on Tuesday morning at 9am. 
  
We’re starting from the Newcastle Park ‘n Ride at the Indian Hill exit from I-80. 
  
Here’s the route -- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28055791 
  
See you there. 
  
Bob Niblack
bobmail@wavecable.com

To Dan's and back-Wednesday Ride Wed, Oct 23, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)



Hi Kids!  This Wednesday looks like great weather for a ride up the hill to visit Dan Mathis.  The forecast temperature at noon on Wednesday in Foresthill is in the mid-70's. 
 
The ride will start at Raley's parking lot at Lincoln Way and Foresthill Road at 9:30 am.  We will ride across the Foresthill Bridge and climb to Foresthill using Foresthill Road, Spring Garden Road, and Yankee Jim's Road.  Dan will meet us at Mega's Restaurant for lunch and a bit of rest after a stiff climb!  Return to Auburn will be the long downhill cruise down Foresthill Road (with a final climb back to Raley's).     
 
Here's the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31336963 
Note that the estimated climb is significantly overstated, since RWGPS is using the ground underneath the Foresthill Bridge as the profile, rather than the bridge deck where we will be riding.  The actual total climb is less than 4k feet. 
 
Come and ride with us! 
 
Keith Hallsten

Thursday Ride- Mt Vernon and Baxter Thu, Oct 24, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Jan and I have decided to ride out to Mt. Vernon and back up Baxter Grade. It's a 31 mile loop. Please join us at 9 AM at Meadow Vista Park for this casually paced ride. I'll have sign in and route sheets and I'll sweep. Refreshments after at Meadow Vista Holiday Market.

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Oct 25, 9:00am
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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

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Oct 26, 9:00am
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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.

Sierra Metric Century - Sundaze Sun, Oct 27, 9:00am
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Where: Main Street Park, Plymouth, CA (map)

- Terrain: hilly Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 65 miles 5100 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/26410138

This is the classic Sierra Metric Century featuring the gradual climb up Sutter Creek Rd, Rams Horn Grade, and everyone's favorite Shake Ridge Rd (not!). Meet at Main St. Park in Plymouth. Rest stops in Ione, Volcano, and Fiddletown.

Kathy Welch 5309065571
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Frank's Frolic - Tues. Ride Tue, Oct 29, 9:00am
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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.

Frank Lewis
frankrlewis@icloud.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Oct 30, 9:00am
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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.

Keith Hallsten

Thursday Ride Thu, Oct 31, 9:00am
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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

Apple Hill-Fun Friday Fri, Nov 1, 9:00am
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Where: Abel's Apple Acres, 2345 Carson Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, USA (map)


Ride Name: Apple Hill Tour  
Date: 11/01/19  
Time: 9:00am  
Where: 2345 Carson Rd (Abel's Apple Acres), Placerville CA, CA  
  
- Terrain: severe    Pace: moderate  
- Long Ride: 37 miles   4300 ft. climbing  
  
We'll  travel through Apple Hill, up to Pollock Pines, then down Starks Grade (some potholes) and Clear Creek (awesome fall color!) before returning on Snows Rd (10.7% average grade in 1.5 miles) and Carson Rd. Lunch at Abel's Apple Acres.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31143203

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Nov 1, 9:00am
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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


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. 


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Almost Summer BBQ

tree

 

Many thanks to the organizers, volunteers, and participants who helped make this year's SFCC Fall BBQ a great one.

Our raffle raised an incredible $1262 which will go toward the purchase of a bench in memory of Barbara Crowell. This bench (which costs $1800) will be installed at Meadow Vista Park, perhaps under the tree we planted for her this year in May.

 

Click here for more BBQ pics

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)