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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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Saturday Spintacular Sat, Oct 14, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 21 miles  833 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 17401960

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.


Paul Jacobson 
maxsmrt@sbcglobal.net

Aub-Chicago Park-Colfax-Aub (Sundaze) Sun, Oct 15, 8:30am
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Where: Raley's, 13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 50 miles  4400 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 1855504

A nice ride with Fall colors. Climbing on the way to Lower Colfax Rd.More downhill than up on the return. Water/restrooms at Chicago Park (31 miles) and Colfax (35 miles). Coffee and conversation afterwards at Starbucks on Auburn Ravine. 

Larry Matz  916-316-2130
lmatz1@yahoo.com

Clos Du Lac - Tues. Ride Tue, Oct 17, 8:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

Come out and enjoy the cool weather for a 18.8 ride from the Newcastle Park and Ride leaving at 8:30. We will be dong the Clos Du Lac #1 ride with 1260 feet of climbing going up to Sterling point and then into Clos Du Lac going out the back gate onto Horseshoe Bar Road.
Ride with GPS route
Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Norton Grade Loop - Wed Rides Wed, Oct 18, 8:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 33. miles  3223 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 12393174

Up Meadow Gate, Applegate, Geisendorfer and Canyon to rest stop at Colfax Depot, than down Rollins Lake and up Norton Grade to second stop at depot, than return to MVP via Placer Hills Rd.

Keith Hallsten  916-532-1481
keithhallsten@gmail.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Oct 19, 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.

Meet in the front lot of the park...school just started and the back parking lot will be too crowded for a few weeks.

Ron Davidson

5 Years of Fast Fridays Celebration! Fri, Oct 20, 8:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


I've been leading this crazy ride for FIVE years - with the help of my FAST friends! 
Reams of paper, many ink cartridges, a few sets of tires, and two bikes later .... I'm still having fun!

A special thank you to those of you who have helped me out and lead the ride while I was sick, injured, or traveling.   Thank you, thank you! 
And thanks to those who showed up for our very first "Bike with Beals" ride On October 23rd: 
Don W, Dave H, Gary E, Larry Merlo, Phil E, Bruce B, and Alex L. and Dave B and me.

After the ride, we can celebrate with coffee and a small birthday cake!

The route will be that which was our very first Fast Friday route:
25.6 miles and 1,439' - a few good climbs
- Ride With GPS Route # 1835012


Lezley Beals

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Oct 21, 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.

October default route: - Ride With GPS Route # 21402456

Katherine Thompson
ktblinger@sbcglobal.net

Annual Club Ride & Picnic Sun, Oct 22, 8:30am
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Where: Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Dr, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

3 ride distances will be offered, then a club BBQ & potluck picnic to follow. Details soon. Stay tuned!

Tentative longest route: - Ride with GPS 24150567

Tentative shorter route: - Ride with GPS 24140505

Tentative short route: - Ride with GPS 24312654

Ride Leaders TBD

CANCELLED -Fairfax, Mt. Tam, & Tiberon Mon, Oct 23, 9:30am
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Where: Fairfax, CA (map)

Cancelled...sorry!

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Larry's Loop - Tues. Ride Tue, Oct 24, 8:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers 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.

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

Wednesday Rides Wed, Oct 25, 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.

Ken Wilson

Thursday Rides Thu, Oct 26, 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, Oct 27, 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


 

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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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