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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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Calendar Events at a Glance

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Newcastle loop to Mt Pleasant- Tues. Ride Tue, Apr 16, 9:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)


NOTE:  RIDE START AT 9:00am


24.5 miles,1600 feet of up and down
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28055791
Rain lasting into early Tuesday morning? Maybe so. But if we start from the Newcastle Park and Ride at 9:00am suitable riding conditions are more likely to prevail. If it’s raining, the roads are soaking wet or it’s just a nasty day for a ride, I will send an email out by 7:30 am on Tuesday to cancel.

Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

Bob Niblack
bobmail@wavecable.com

MV-CV-Combie-Dog Bar (Wed Ride) Wed, Apr 17, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)


- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 33 miles  2815 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8184194 
 
This is a moderate route through Christian Valley, Combie, and Dog Bar. 
 
Terry Poore  6502451200 
terrypoore@gmail.com 

Thursday Ride Thu, Apr 18, 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


Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Apr 19, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: (Generally) 30 miles, 1200 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

Barton Blast - Saturday Spintacular Sat, Apr 20, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Long Ride: 21 miles  851 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29286543 
 
Join us for a fairly flat and casual ride from the Flower Farm. Note that there are no rest rooms or water available except at the start. Coffee and conversations afterward at the cafe.  
 
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.

No. Auburn - Camp Far West (Sundaze) Sun, Apr 21, 9:00am
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Where: Starbucks, 11885 Willow Creek Dr Unit #7, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


 
- Terrain: hilly    Pace: casual 
- Long Ride: 52 miles  2530 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18767029 
 
Moderate route along lightly traveled roads through rolling  hills with early spring greenery and out to Camp Far West. Water and restrooms at the park in Lincoln(about mile 38).  
 
Larry Matz  916-316-2130 
lmatz1@yahoo.com

Newcastle-Rattlesnake-Clarke Tunnel - Tues. Ride Tue, Apr 23, 8:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 19 miles 1600 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/28809402

Two views of Folsom Lake. One from the boat launch and one from Clarke Tunnel.
Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Apr 24, 8:30am
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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.


Cathy Armstrong

Thursday Ride Thu, Apr 25, 8:30am
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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, Apr 26, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: (Generally) 30 miles, 1200 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

Ananda - Fun Friday Fri, Apr 26, 9:00am
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Where: Ananda Village, 14618 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA (map)


Please join Wanda S. and Kathy Welch for a very special Fun Friday on April 26th. There will be a 26 mile ride from Ananda down to Bridgeport and back, then we'll be staying to view the gardens where there will be over 17,000 tulips blooming! Wanda has already done a ton of work figuring out this day, so please save the date. As we get closer, more details will become available. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29520500

Wanda S.
wshiotsuka@gmail.com
Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Apr 27, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Default route info for April:

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Short Ride: 21 miles  1048 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29613910 
 
Convenience store at mile 8, restroom at mile 15.8 (Loomis Basin Community Park). 

Loretta Watson

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.

Sundaze Sun, Apr 28, 8:30am
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Where: Various locations around Auburn, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Truckee (map)


Routes of at least 40 miles. Start location varies as does terrain. It can be anything from almost perfectly flat to killer hilly. Check here and club email a day or two before the ride to learn start location and route info.


Wig Sy


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Annual Barbara Crowell Memorial Ride

When:   Sunday, May 5th

Where: Meadow Vista Park (map)

Join SFCC in honoring member Barbra Crowell who was tragically killed riding on Foresthill Road in 2014

Start times and routes:
Long ride - 8:00:
- Ride With GPS Route # 12952393


Short Ride - 9:30:
- Ride With GPS Route # 12602834

Potluck and BBQ:  12:00-1:30 pm.  Please bring an appetizer, salad/side, or sweets/desserts.  SFCC will provide the burgers and drinks and Placer  County Search and Rescue will be grilling the burgers.  (Please note:  No alcohol or glass containers are allowed at this event under the terms of our contract. )

In memory of Barbara,
SFCC will be collecting  contributions for 
Placer County Search and Rescue

How can I contribute?  Cash or check contributions to Placer County Search and Rescue, in memory of Barbara, can be made at the event or mailed to SFCC, PO Box 3124, Auburn, CA 95604.  Make your check out to Placer County Search and Rescue. (*The total amount of SFCC matching funds available is $250.)

Placer County Search and Rescue Is a volunteer, non-profit that relies solely on donations and support from the community for its continued operations.  Your contributions got toward items such as equipment, maintenance and training. 


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


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Glenview Road
Butler Road
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Rock Springs Road
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