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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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Thursday Ride Thu, Jan 17, 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, Jan 18, 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: 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

Relaxed and Laird Back - Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jan 19, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Long Ride: 24. miles  1084 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28677798 
 
Take a casual spin around the Loomis countryside. This route is mostly gentle rollers, but with a short sharp climb up Rock Springs and a fast downhill finish. Sorry, no water, snacks or bathrooms along the way. 
 
Tom Piette  530-823-0739 
piettes@msn.com 

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.

‎Stanford Ranch Loop from Depoe Bay - Sundaze Sun, Jan 20, 9:30am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee Roasters, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 42 miles   2750 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6832641 
 
The ever popular Stanford Ranch Loop from Depoe Bay in Auburn.  Includes the awesome Park Dr. downhill.  Rest stop at Whitney Community Park. 
 

Doug Parks  530-613-7581
dparks311@gmail.com

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Jan 22, 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

Both Sides Now - Wed Ride Wed, Jan 23, 9:30am
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Where: 11885 Willow Creek Dr. Auburn CA (Starbucks) (map)

-- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 32 miles  3000 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 19687088

Two loop ride. The first loop is Bell, Lone Star, Cramer. The second loop is through Christian Valley.
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"But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud's illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all"

Kathy Welch 530-906-5571
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Ride Thu, Jan 24, 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, Jan 25, 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: 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, Jan 26, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Default route info for January:

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Short Ride: 24 miles 1084 ft. climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26834667

Clockwise route through Granite Bay and Loomis Basin. Convenience store at mile 16.5 (no restroom), possibly a port-a-potty at mile 16.75 near school or restroom at Loomis Basin park mile 17.5.


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.

Loretta Watson

Cothrin Ranch - Sundaze Sun, Jan 27, 9:30am
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Where: Starbucks, 2215 Francisco Dr Ste 160, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 (map)


- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 44 miles  3900 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27152850
 
3.5 mile start loop towards Folsom Lake, El Dorado Hills roads to Latrobe, Cothrin, French Creek, Ponderosa, Green Valley, Deer Valley, Malcolm Dixon. Rest stop in Shingle Springs.

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Dave's Maze - Tues. Ride Tue, Jan 29, 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.

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Jan 30, 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


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Jersey Kit

The Voler ordering web is site set to go: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/26867 . You can order your your SFCC Jersey, shorts, etc. from this site.

Please direct questions about the jersey or other club merchandise to Ken Wilson (merchandise@sfcyclists.org).

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Poker Ride 2019

What a start to the New Year! Eighty riders on a bright beautiful day. Thanks to all who brought food to share and helped make this another memorable start to the new year. Our eighth in a row !

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Summer Camp 2019

When:    Tuesday, June 25th through Friday June 28th

Where: Grover Hot Springs State Park (map)

What:  A four night camping trip up in the mountains with a variety of cycling routes planned for each day.

It's time to make your SUMMER CAMP camping reservations at Grover Hot Springs near Markleeville.  Don't miss out yet on this fantastically fun week in the Eastern Sierra! 

Please note this event is for club members only...but hey, membership is only 20 bucks a year!

Routes for each day are now available

Click here for more info and where to sign up