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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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Fast Friday Fri, Aug 26, 7:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Distance: 25.4 miles
Climbing: 938 feet

-RideWithGPS Route

This 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, pacelining, without breaks.
We will have an A group,and a B group.
Expected average speed: A group 19+ and the B group 17 +/- mph. NOTE this is ride AVERAGE including stops and hills.

As always, join us for coffee and conversation after.
Lezlie Beals

Spintacular Satterday Sat, Aug 27, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Hope to see you on Saturday for a romp around the Loomis Basin and coffee and conversation afterward!! Don't let the name fool you, it is the flattest you can get around these parts!
I will have cue sheets for you, and I will leave in the extra 5.1 mile option since the weather will be cooler and you might want to add it in!

-RideWithGPS Route

Betty
530-863-6271 - cell

Cycling 103 Sun, Aug 28, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Ride Name: Cycling 103
Date: 8/28/16
Time: 8am
Where: Flower Farm, Loomis, CA

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 17 miles 700 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 12703216

This is a slower group ride with a no drop policy. We regroup often and ride easy & casual. Our Sun Cycling rides are using an RSVP system so try it out if possible.

Please RSVP by sending an Email to: ride101@sfcyclists.org
and indicate which ride you plan to attend.

Chuck Craig

Auburn-Bald Hill-Lincoln Sun, Aug 28, 8:00am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

Distance: 43.1 miles
Climbing: 2970 feet

-RideWithGPS Route

Easy meander through Auburn, cool Millertown Road, visit the squirrel at the top of Bald Hill. Quick descend on Mt. Vernon and a fast pace to McBean Park. Easy return through the Fruitvale-Wise Road interchange and a mild climb back to Auburn. Early start before the heat builds up and time to enjoy the rest of Sunday. Ride will be swept.

Laura Sy
ww_laura@yahoo.com
530-863-6104

Tuesday Intermediate Ride Tue, Aug 30, 8:00am
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Where: Newcastle Produce, 9230 Cypress, Newcastle, CA (map)

Casual to moderate pace to allow people to ride the pace they are comfortable with. Ride leaders will sweep course. Several regroups along the route. 18 to 28 miles with a bit of climbing, but not too much.


Ride with GPS route # 3765054

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Meadow Vista - Confluence Wed, Aug 31, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Ride Name: Meadow Vista--Confluence
Date: 8/31/16
Time: 0800
Where: Meadow Vista Park , Meadow Vista, CA

- Terrain: hilly Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 31. miles 3049 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 1778500

A fast descent to the confluence and a climb and ride over the Foresthill bridge. Water option at mile 8 and again at about mile 25, restrooms at the confluence-mile 18.3.

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

Thursday Rides Thu, Sep 1, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, United States (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, Sep 2, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Ride Name: Friday Training Ride
Date: 9/2/2016
Time: 8:30
Where: Flower Farm, Loomis, CA

- Terrain: hilly Pace: training
- Long Ride: 26 miles 1235 ft. climbing
- Medium Ride: 25 miles 1175 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 16148543

Out to Beals Point, brisk pace, no sweep, regroups not planned but soft-pedalling to keep group together - pace about 18+mph

Dave/Lezley

Spintacular Saturday Sat, Sep 3, 8:30am
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Where: Trailhead Bike Shop, 2210 Taylor Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)

Sept 3, 17, and 24 we will ride from Trailhead Bike Shop in Penryn! Jerry will be open at 7:45 to allow bathroom use. He will provide coffee afterward for a donation! Trailbars and drinks inside for purchase. He has seating out back for about 16, bring your camp chair for additional seating.

Auburn - Chicago Park - Colfax Sun, Sep 4, 8:30am
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Where: Raley's, 13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

Ride Name: Auburn-Chicago Parl-Colfax
Date: 9/4/16
Time: 0830
Where: Raleys market--Lincoln way, Auburn , CA

- Terrain: hilly Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 51 miles 4399 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 1855504

Raleys to Dog Bar, Rattlesnake and Lower Colfax road. Water, Food, restrooms at Chicago Park (mile 31). Return through Colfax.

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

Meadow Vista - Combie Wed, Sep 7, 8:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Ride Name: Meadow Vista --Combie
Date: 9/7/16
Time: 0830
Where: Meadow Vista Park, Meadow Vista, CA

- Terrain: hilly Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 32 miles 2621 ft. climbing
- Short Ride: 25 miles 2000 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 1582630

MV park over McElroy to 49 then Combie, Magnolia, and Dog Bar to Placer Hills. Long ride goes left to Colfax and return on W.Wiemar. Short ride goes right and returns on Placer Hills.Water &restrooms at mile 12.3

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

Thursday Rides Thu, Sep 8, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, United States (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

CAC Fit Award

Art Chappell of the CACFit atletic club, a long time sponsor of the SFCC, receives a "classic" jersey award from Jan Van Waardenberg, Larry Matz, and Joe Hernandez. The Jersey is on display at the club.


 

My ideal ride terrain is:
Flat
Rolling hills
Hilly
Really long uphills & downhills
Depends on the time of year
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A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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

Save the Date...

Almost Summer BBQ

Date:   Saturday, September 10th
Location:   Meadow Vista Park, Meadow Vista (map)
Time: 8:30 - short ride, 9:00 long ride

This year's SEVENTH annual BBQ and potluck will be at Meadow Vista Park. Master BBQer, Joe Hernandez, will be cooking gourmet burgers and hot dogs (we purchase the best at Longhorn). The club will provide beverages and members can bring a side dish. 

For the Potluck:  Last names starting with:      

A thru M -- Side dishes/salads/appetizers
N thru Z  --  Desserts

Short route: 9:00am start. Co-led by Ron Davidson and Rudy Dressendorfer, -RideWithGPS Route

Long route: 8:30 am start. Ride led by Laura Sy -RideWithGPS Route

Please RSVP Joe at rsvp@sfcyclists.org by Monday Sept. 5th and let him know you're attending so he will know how much food to purchase.


Autumn Camp

What:
Four days of biking & hiking in the Sonoma/Guerneville area.

When:
Monday, October 10th - Arrival day
Tuesday through Friday - Scheduled rides
Saturday, October 15th - Departure

Where:  
Sonoma County, CA

Autumn Camp will be in the northern coastal area: Sonoma County, with beautiful Fall riding on roads in and around Guerneville, Monte Rio, Healdsburg, Occidental, Cazadero, and along the coast. We'll have options for riders of all abilities from easy to moderate and more challenging rides along some of the same roads Levi's Gran Fondo travels including the beautiful and iconic Kings Ridge. The Gran Fondo describes Kings Ridge this way: "From the damp redwood forests at the base of King Ridge to the 360-degree panoramas at the butcher knife-thin top, this is the stuff of memory. And if you think the climbs are amazing, the descents down Hauser Bridge Road and Meyers Grade will stay with you for the rest of your days." It really is one of the best but only one of the many routes we can take through the area's deep redwood forests to the rugged Northern coast. We're in the process of developing ride, camping, motel and other details and will forward those in the next few weeks but for now:

Autumn Camp leaders: Jeannie Ennis & Larry Matz

Click here for more info and route details

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SFCC Apparel

Interested in the wearing the latest Club kit? These cool garments can be purchased anytime thru the Jackroo website at: http://shop.jakroo.com/Sierra-Foothills-Cycling-Club.

We recommended however, that we coordinate a group purchase of items in order to get a better quantity discount. In addition, we will have sample jerseys available at the club BBQ on Sept. 10th you can try on before ordering.

Send an email to Ken Wilson, our new merchandise director, of what sizes you would like available to try on from Jackroo. Contact Ken for any other questions you may have regarding club merchandise. He can be reached at merchandise@sfcyclists.org.


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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: Jan Jacobson
Cycling 103: Chuck Craig

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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