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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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Thursday Ride Thu, Dec 5, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

 
Looks like lots of rain today, but tomorrow looks fine.  We will ride from Meadow Vista Park at 9:30.  We’ll ride “Three Loops” route, about 19 miles, 1600 feet climbing, casual pace, regroups and swept.  Hope to see you tomorrow. Ron 
 
Ron Davidson

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Dec 6, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



My favorite weather report states that rain is not scheduled until Friday 
after noon, so we'll try to get a quick ride in first.  If we think the rain will 
arrive early enough to cancel the ride, notification will be sent out by
7:30am Friday morning.

Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29009158 (Fast Friday December 2018)
Length:  23.8 mi miles, +1268' of climbing
Location: Flower Farm Café, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650
Start Time: 9:30
Pace: Training, full ride average 18+ mph
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 route sheet, but some will be provided.

More information:
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, without 
breaks, to keep up our heart rates.  Social/chat time post ride over goods from
the Flower Farm Cafe.
 
Dave B 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Dec 7, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


It looks like it will be wet on Saturday so I doubt we will ride. If this changes and the weather improves then here's the ride.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26550477


I will send an email on Friday if things change but for now I will call the ride off.

Sundaze-To zee the zebras Sun, Dec 8, 9:30am
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Where: Smart & Final parking lot, 2825 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)



Starbucks to Zebras and Back 

Sunday December 8, 2019 at 9:30 am
Start: Smart & Final Parking Lot, 2825 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)
44.2 miles, 2400 ft of elevation
West down Mt. Vernon, over to McCourtney and on to visit zebras on Shamrock. South to McBean for a rest stop. Return via Baxter to N. Auburn.


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28314669 
Doug

Tuesday Ride Tue, Dec 10, 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.

Bob Niblack
bobmail@wavecable.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Dec 11, 9:30am
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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, Dec 12, 9:30am
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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

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Dec 13, 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

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Dec 14, 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, Dec 15, 9:30am
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Where: Various locations (map)



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

Dee Anne

Tuesday Ride Tue, Dec 17, 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 18, 9:30am
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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.


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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Holiday Mixer

Where: Victory Velo (map)
When: Friday, December 13th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Save the date for the 2019 SFCC Holiday Mixer to be held at Victory Velo Bike Shop. It’s always a fun time and great to see everyone sans helmet.

What to bring? an appetizer or a dessert . Think finger foods. Your club will provide water and sodas, cups, plates, and napkins. You may bring your favorite wine or spirit.

A special thanks to Victory Velo Bike Shop for providing venue and hosting us.

Please RSVP (register) by December 12th (check your email for membership invite).

Questions? Contact Cathy Armstrong, SFCC VP, vp@sfcyclists.org. As always, bring your spouse/partner/special friend. Use the "add guest" button when you register. This will help us plan the event.


Almost Summer BBQ

tree

 

Many thanks to the organizers, volunteers, and participants who helped make this year's SFCC Fall BBQ a great one.

Our raffle raised an incredible $1262 which will go toward the purchase of a bench in memory of Barbara Crowell. This bench (which costs $1800) will be installed at Meadow Vista Park, perhaps under the tree we planted for her this year in May.

 

Click here for more BBQ pics

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)