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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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Bay to Breakers Ride Sun, Mar 26, 9:00am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603 (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: moderate
- 41.4 miles 2500 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS #11553500

Join me for a local ride from Depoe Bay to Beals Point on Folsom Lake. No big hills to worry about; just Taylor and Indian Hill Rds toward the end. Then coffee at Depoe Bay afterwards.

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

Hays Maze - Tuesday Ride Tue, Mar 28, 9:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

The rain is gone. The sun is out. The sky is blue. The streets are dry so why not come out and ride the 22 mile ride that starts at the Park&Ride across the street from Denny's on Newcastle Road. It's a 9am start with coffee and donuts after the finish so see you all in the am.

- Ride with GPS #3765054

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Lake of The Pines Wed, Mar 29, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Ride Name: Lake of the Pines + Bell
Date: 3/29/17
Time: 9am
Where: Meadow Vista Park, Meadow Vista, CA

- Terrain: hilly Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 35 miles 3111 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 19827856

This ride takes us up Placer Hills Rd to Dog Bar. Over to Lake of the Pines via Darkhorse and back along Bell Rd, Dry Creek Rd and Christian Valley.

Terry Poore 6502451200
terrypoore@gmail.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Mar 30, 9:00am
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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 Friday Fri, Mar 31, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


MARCH route(s): There are three options in March - Breve, Medio and Lungo Medio is Breve plus some, and Lungo is Medio plus some. So we all ride Breve and just keep going for Medio and just keep going some more for Lungo.
BREVE 20.6 miles, +858' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7095886
MEDIO 27.7 miles, +1200' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12392116
LUNGO 31.6 miles, +1378' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12392128

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: 9:30 March 3rd and 10th, to be determined thereafter.

Lezley Beals

Spintacular Saturday Sat, Apr 1, 8:30am
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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.
Laura Sy
530-863-6107
wiglaura@yahoo.com

Sundaze Sun, Apr 2, 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).

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Cycling 100 Sun, Apr 2, 9:00am
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Where: Starbucks, 6099 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Ride Name: Cycling 100
Date: 4/2/2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Where: Starbucks in Loomis, 6099 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 12 miles 432 ft. climbing
- Medium Ride: 12 miles 432 ft. climbing
- Short Ride: 12 miles 432 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 19851908

A casual ride through both "downtown" Loomis as well as more rural parts. This is a relatively flat ride, and we ride at a casual pace so no-one is left behind.

Ted (916) 202-34
ted.herr@yahoo.com

Wednesday Rides Wed, Apr 5, 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 starting from Meadow Vista Park. Rides can vary from climbs to Colfax to the rolling hills around Newcastle & Auburn.

Keith Hallsten
keithhallsten@gmail.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Apr 6, 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 Friday Fri, Apr 7, 9:00am
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Where: (map)

Fast Friday Training Ride
When: Every Friday in April at 9:00
Distance: 25-30 miles - training pace, few and short regroups
Climbing: 900'-1,300' - rolling hills and flats typical
Level: This is a ride for people who are comfortable riding on the road with traffic
Goal: Riding at high speeds cooperatively in a paceline.
Pace: Average speed for full ride (including stops, climbs, etc) is usually 18-20mph.
Ride Leader: Dave/Lezley
An email announcement will be sent out to members each week with route and ride specifics.

Spintacular Saturday Sat, Apr 8, 8:30am
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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.
Laura Sy
530-863-6107
wiglaura@yahoo.com

Which one of the following is definitely NOT a road cycling myth?
Wearing a helmet makes your head hotter than if you didn't wear one.
You can ruin your tires if you ship your bike on an airplane without removing the air.
You can break a bike lock with liquefied gas and a hammer.
It takes less effort to ride a bike with thin (23mm) tires vs. thicker (25mm) tires.
You're more likely to have a fatal accident per hour of cycling vs. driving a vehicle.
Tires with a tread will perform better on wet roads vs. bald tires.
Steel frames go "dead" after prolonged use.
[ Please vote to see results ]

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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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A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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

 

Memorial Ride

Barbara Lane Crowell

Memorial Ride

Where: Meadow Vista Park (map)

When: Sunday, May 7st
Long ride - 8:30 am
Short Ride - 9:30 am
Potluck and BBQ:  12:00-1:30 p.m.

Please join us for our third annual remembrance ride for Barbara Crowell, an SFCC avid cyclist who was tragically killed riding near the Foresthill Bridge. This year we will be collecting donations for Placer County Search and Rescue in memory of Barbara. The club will match your donation up to $250! As always, guests are welcome; please sign in and sign a waiver before the ride.

What to bring? An appetizer (last name A-I), salad (J-R), or dessert (S-Z). The club will supply the sodas, water, hamburgers, hotdogs, and fixins. Search and Rescue members will grill the ‘dogs and burgers!
Please note: No alcohol or glass containers are allowed at the park under the terms of our permit.
Donations to Placer County Search and Rescue, in memory of Barbara, can be made at the event or mailed to SFCC, P.O. Box 3124, Auburn, CA , 95604. Please make your check out to Placer County Search and Rescue. Checks or cash will be accepted at the event.

Placer County Search and Rescue is a registered non-profit made up of volunteers. It relies solely on donations and support from the community for its continued operations. Your generous contributions will go toward items such as equipment, maintenance, training, and support that allow SAR to be an invaluable service to the community.

Ride routes will be published shortly.


Festival of Lights

When: Friday, June 23rd   to  Tuesday, June 27th (4 nights)

Members...Summer Camp will be in Mt. Shasta City this coming year! We will be based at the Mt. Shasta KOA The facility has RV camping (both full hookups and water/elec sites), tent camping, and kamping kabins. The closest motel to the KOA (2 blocks away) is the Cold Creek Inn.

Plan on three days of cycling and at least one hike. Our cycling routes will be mostly the Mt. Shasta Super Century 135 miler spread across three days. This is the McCloud River Falls Trail hike.

I will be working on the routes in the coming weeks, and although the super century is quite 'hilly', I will do my best to find appropriate routes for those of you who prefer flatter terrain.

And of course there is much more to do in Mt. Shasta than ride a bike, and I'll also be detailing some of those activities in future emails.

Mark your calendars, make your reservations, and stay tuned!

Kathy Welch, Summer Camp Coordinator SFCC

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Jersey Kit

The Voler ordering web is site set to go: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/16367 You can order your your SFCC Jersey, shorts, etc. from this site and it will be delivered to your home. We are not waiting for a specific date for batch orders.

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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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