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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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Bald Hill X 2 - Wed. Ride Wed, Dec 12, 9:30am
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Where: (Griffith Quarry) Taylor Road and Rock Springs Rd, Penryn, CA (map)

- Terrain: rolling,    Pace: moderate
- 30 miles 2200 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/26992345

Easy fun ride in the local hills with moderate climbs fun descents. Millertown, Bald Hill, Virginiatown and Ridge Roads.


Keith Hallsten  9165321481 
keithhallsten@gmail.com

Thursday Ride Thu, Dec 13, 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.

Ride Leader Rotates


Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Dec 14, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: 22. miles 1229 ft. climbing

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, Dec 15, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


December default route info:


- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Short Ride: 22 miles  912 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29012322
 
Clockwise route with many right hand turns. Only food and restroom stop is Penryn, mile 16.


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.

Betty & Dennis Bennett

Auburn - Stanford Ranch (Sundaze) Sun, Dec 16, 9:30am
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Where: Various locations around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Truckee, and many others (map)


- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Long Ride: 49 miles  2750 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15734996 
 
Moderate route with options to shorten if rain develops. South 
through Rocklin then Lincoln and return to Auburn. Water /restrooms at about miles 20 and 33. 
 
Larry Matz  916-316-2130 
lmatz1@yahoo.com

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Dec 18, 9:30am
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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.

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Dec 19, 9:30am
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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.


Terry Poore 6502451200
terrypoore@gmail.com

Thursday Ride Thu, Dec 20, 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.

Ride Leader Rotates


Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Dec 21, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: 22. miles 1229 ft. climbing

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, Dec 22, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


December default route info: 
 
- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual  
- Short Ride: 22 miles  912 ft. climbing  
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29012322 
  
Clockwise route with many right hand turns. Only food and restroom stop is Penryn, mile 16.
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.

Lori Blank

Sundaze Sun, Dec 23, 9:30am
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Where: Various locations around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Truckee, and many others (map)

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). 


Larry Merlo

Special Xmas Eve Ride Mon, Dec 24, 9:30am
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Where: Starbucks, 11885 Willow Creek Dr #7, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling to hilly Pace: casual

- Short Ride: 25.5 miles 1800 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29030862


Big loop down to Lincoln and back. No water/restrooms on the route. Rotating sweeps.
Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

No Ride - Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! Tue, Dec 25, 12:00am
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Where: (map)



 


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Poker Ride Text

Date:   Tuesday, January 1st 2019
Time:    9:30am - drop off dish and sign in, 10:00am - ride start
Where:  Casque Winery (next to the Flower Farm Café) (map)

Our Ride Director, Kathy Welch, designed two routes...please pick the route that gets you back to Casque Wines in about two hours or less.
Routes: 22.4 miles w/ 828 ft. climbing ---- 29 miles w/ 1338 ft. climbing

The 8th Annual New Years Day Ride & Social is fast approaching. Again this year, we'll be staged out of Casque Winery (next to the Flower Farm Café). Thanks to Casque for opening just for us! We will explain the poker ride at check in so get there early! Increase your chance to win and buy one extra poker hand for $5.

Guests? SFCC warmly welcomes guests to this event.  Just be sure and sign in and sign a waiver before the ride.

 What to Bring?  A potluck item to share.  Hot dishes (chili, hearty soup, etc.) in crockpots are appreciated.  Bring your dish, side, snack, bread, dessert or other goody into Casque before the ride. In addition to wine, there will be water and sodas to drink.  

What to Take Home?  Besides that sweet after-ride glow, you'll be able to purchase Casque's award-winning Bordeaux and Rhone-style wines at the tasting room. For more information about their wines and the Casque story, visit http://www.casquewines.com.

Note: RSVP's were set out via our Club's e-mail. For any questions, please contact our VP Katherine Thompson at vp@sfcyclists.org.


Summer Camp 18

How well do you know the roads you cycle on???  Take this short quiz to find out. The results will confirm the type of cyclist you are.

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Next Symposium Date:   Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Time:    6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where:  Bicycle Emporium (map)

Don't miss this opportunity to improve your cycling skills by attending the Education Symposiums offered by our very own Wig Sy. This is a quarterly series that builds up on one another so please do not miss any part of the series.

A collection of questions and answers from past and current cyclists that Wig has coached and trained using the most current scientific data and hearsay. A mandatory attendance is required for all members wishing to understand why they stink... odorous or performance wise. Learn how to get better by riding slower, how to be faster by resting more, how to be healthier by exercising less.

Come and ask Wig any questions you might have.