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



Join us on Friday for a fast paced, fun, 90 minute (plus or 
minus) workout and camaraderie.  We'll have a couple of long
stretches for pacelineing, and a couple of hills to climb.

Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12046766 (FF February)
Length:  26.3 mi miles, +1098' of climbing
Location: Flower Farm Café, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650
Start Time: 9:30
Pace: Training, full ride average 18+/- mph
Pace for the Formerly Fast Group is usually about  2 mph calmer
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 (however brief); keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride
Reward: Social time over coffee after the ride.
Cue Sheets:  Please peruse the route at the link above; if you know the route and/or 
stay with the group, you won't need a cue sheet, but some will be provided.

Fast Friday February - 26.3 miles
0.0 Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
0.1 Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
1.1 Left -- King Rd
3.2 Left -- Val Verde Rd
4.3 Left -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
5.6 Right -- Tudsbury Rd
6.4 Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
11.0 Right -- Joe Rodgers Rd
11.4 Right -- Itchy Acres Rd
12.3 Right -- Oak Pine Ln
12.9 Left -- Cavitt Stallman Rd
13.7 Left -- Barton Rd
14.7 Right -- Olive Ranch Rd
16.4 Right -- Cavitt Stallman Rd
18.8 Left -- Barton Rd
20.4 Right -- Rutherford Canyon Rd
21.8 Right -- Laird Rd
22.5 Left -- Wells Ave
22.7    cont. Left -- Val Verde Rd
23.5 Right -- Dick Cook Rd
25.1 Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
26.2 Left -- Flower Farm
 
Dave B 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Feb 22, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



I like Steve's ride last week that we should do it again. So...Please join me this Saturday 2/22 at 9:30 for an easy casual  ride from the Flower Farm to Granite Bay - 23 miles and about 900'.  This ride also has the option of a second loop that will add about 5 miles. 
Note that it is still a tad cool so start time will be 9:30 AM

Fast Friday 3

Parking at the gravel lot in the back and join us for  coffee afterwards.

Marshall 530 305 1651

Sundaze-Sutter Buttes Sun, Feb 23, 9:30am
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Where: New Earth Market, 1475 Tharp Rd, Yuba City, CA 95993, USA (map)

New Earth Market
1475 Tharp Rd, Yuba City, CA 95993, USA



Description:
-52.5 miles, 531 ft. of climb (not a typo!)
-pace: Moderate

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29544365


Starting near New Earth Market, we'll circumnavigate the Sutter Buttes counter-clockwise. 
We'll stop in Live Oak for water and bathrooms. The next bathroom isn't until mile 45 at the cemetary

Threat of rain or fog will cancel the ride.

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Feb 25, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Speedway Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road, Newcastle, CA (map)


Well, it doesn't look like rain on Tuesday, so let's go for a ride (aren't droughts great!).
We'll start as usual at the Newcastle P&R, leaving at 9:30am on Tuesday 2/25
This moderately paced ride will be about 19 miles long, with 1,300 ft of climbing over familiar roads in the Loomis basin. 

Coffee and conversation following the ride at Newcastle Produce.

John Holt




https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31783462

Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Feb 26, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)


Note start time 9am.

 

The weather should be great on Wednesday so come out for an enjoyable ride starting in Meadow Vista and going out towards Lake of the Pines via Christian Valley and back via Dog Bar..

 

Ride: MV-CV-Combie-Dog Bar

Description: 33 mile ride starting in Meadow Vista and going out towards Lake of the Pines via Christian Valley and back via Dog Bar..

Climbing: 2800’

Pace: Moderate

Terrain: hilly

Ridewithgps link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19807696

Start: Meadow Vista Park

Time: 9.00am

 

Meet for coffee and chatter at Starbucks in Auburn Ravine after the ride

 

Cheers

Terry



Terry Poore

Thursday Ride Thu, Feb 27, 9:30am
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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

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Feb 28, 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: (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

Second Saturday Enduro-Pardee Sat, Feb 29, 9:00am
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Where: Charles Howard Park, 600 S Church St, Ione, CA 95640, USA (map)


Announcing a very special Saturday Enduro ride on February 29th. Five Saturdays in February are extremely rare...in fact it only happens, on average, once every 28.87 years! So, let's celebrate with a nice Enduro ride on the Party Pardee course on Leap Day!

Our route will be the Pardee course...65 miles with approximately 3500 feet of climb. The ride will start at 9:00am at Charles Howard Park in Ione (the same start location as the 100K century held in early April).

Let's go ahead and call this an adventure ride because there are lots of turns on the course and there will likely be no course markings left over from last year's event. There will be two rest stops on the course...one at approximately 29 miles (convenience store in Wallace), and another at Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Park in Valley Springs at mile 49.5 (rest stop #3 used during the century event).


As for all Enduro rides, a ride roster and route sheet will be provided, but there will be no sweep and no SAG. The ride leader will stay at the finish until all riders are accounted for, and the ride leader's phone number will be on the route sheet.

Party Pardee 100K Course


Party Pardee 100K Course

65.0 mi, +3519 ft. Bike ride in Ione, CA



More info as the ride gets closer. Mark your calendars!

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Feb 29, 9:30am
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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.

Sundaze Sun, Mar 1, 9:00am
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Where: Various locations (map)


Moderately paced. Typically greater than 40 miles. Hilly at times. Periodic regroups. Ride is swept.
Route is posted by Saturday.

Tuesday Ride Tue, Mar 3, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Speedway Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road, Newcastle, CA (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.

Ride Leader TPD

Wednesday Ride Wed, Mar 4, 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.

Thursday Ride Thu, Mar 5, 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

 


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.


A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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

 

 

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Date:   Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Time:    6:00 pm
Where:  A-town Bikes (map)

Don't miss this opportunity to improve your cycling skills by attending the Education Presentations coordinated by Charlie Fox.

Ed Keller has graciously offered to do a presentation on How to Ride More Efficiently via a correct fitting bike. He will point out ways to improve the fit of your machine to make riding more comfortable and efficient.

This presentation will take place A-Town bikes. Their address is 943 Lincoln Way, Auburn. It is probably best to park behind the shop and enter through the back door. Please bring a chair.

Here is an article on bike fitting to wet your appetite: https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bikefit/2011/05/seat-set-back-for-road-bikes/

This is a great opportunity to learn how to get your bike fitting right of the upcoming season!

Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we can accommodate with chairs and treats. Email Charlie Fox at education@sfcyclists.org.


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)


Which former coffee shop would you like to see back (under a new owner ) ?
Cafe Vista in Meadow Vista
Cool Beans in Cool
Trailhead Coffee in Penryn
Charlotte's Coffee in Loomis
McBean Coffee in Lincoln
Starbucks in Auburn-Maidu area
[ Please vote to see results ]

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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 Charlie Fox at hikers@sfcyclists.org.

Hiking Group