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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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Clos Du Lac - Tues. Ride Tue, Jul 16, 8:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

21.6 miles, 1200 ft. of climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16286335

The route includes the Butler rollers,  the Lake Forest loop, and Clos Du Lac.   

Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

Larry Merlo
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Norton Grade Wed, Jul 17, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)


33.3 miles, 3341 ft  of climbing

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19264203


Well kids,  Tomorrow is forecast to be beautiful (and slightly cooler), so it looks like a great day to ride!  We will be starting from Meadow Vista Park at 8 AM, and ride up to Colfax via Placer Hills Rd and the Bear River Campground.  After a regroup at the freight depot (restrooms & water), the route heads to Rollins Lake for the great descents on Rollins Lake Road and the shaded climbs on Norton Grade Road.  We will again regroup at the freight depot in Colfax, then return to MVP via Canyon, Giesendorfer (the easy way!), Applegate and Weimar Cross Road.
 
Keith Hallsten

Colfax, South Auburn St Thu, Jul 18, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)



Should be very nice tomorrow morning.  We will leave Meadow Vista Park at 8:00 AM and head toward Colfax on PlacerHills Road, we will cross over the freeway at the Railroad Trestle, head back to MV on south side of Freeway, down Meadowgate and a loop around Volley to finish up. 22.1 miles, 1800 ft. Climbing, casual pace, regroups and swept.  See you tomorrow morning! 

Ron Davidson


Fast Friday -Beals Point Fri, Jul 19, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29182502 
Length:  27.7 mi miles, +1294' of climbing 

 Formerly Fast shortcuts to be discussed before ride: 
 option 1 -  JUMPSTART save 2-1/2 miles and +130' (25.5mi/1165') 
 stay on King, left on Val Verde (skipping Brennan's, Rock Springs, the 
 Boulder Creek gated neighborhood, and Penryn - saves 2.4 miles) 
 OR option 2: shortcut save 2 miles and +150'  (26mi/1140') 
 on return, right on Douglas, left on Joe Rogers, left on Auburn Folsom  
 back to Cafe 
 OR Option 3: STRAIGHT BACK from Beals Point, right on Auburn 
 Folsom to cafe saves 4.5 miles and 267' (23.8 miles, +1044') 
Location: Flower Farm Café, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650 
Start Time: 8:00 
Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 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: Coffee and conversation after 
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.  Please 
return your cue sheet post ride - better to reuse than recycle. 
 
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. 
 
Dave B 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jul 20, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


July Default Route:

-Terrain Rolling, Pace Casual
-Miles 20, Climbing 900 ft.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20280450

Bob Niblack

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, Jul 21, 8:00am
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Where: Various locations (map)


Rides of at least 40 miles. Can be anything from flat to killer hilly. Locations vary...Auburn, Folsom, Truckee and anywhere in-between.



Carol Maynard

Frank's Frolic - Tues. Ride Tue, Jul 23, 8:00am
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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.

Frank Lewis
frankrlewis@icloud.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Jul 24, 8:00am
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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.


Ken Wilson

Thursday Ride Thu, Jul 25, 8:00am
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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, Jul 26, 8:00am
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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, Jul 27, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


July Default Route:

-Terrain Rolling, Pace Casual
-Miles 20, Climbing 900 ft.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20280450
Tom Piette

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.

Foresthill to Robinson Flat - Sundaze Sun, Jul 28, 8:00am
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Where: Foresthill Post Office, Foresthill, CA 95631, USA (park across side street) (map)


- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 54. miles  5160 ft. climbing 
https//ridewithgps.com/routes/28506269 
 
A beautiful out and back to the famed Robinson Flat known for being on the Western States Trail Run and Tevas Cup. Bring enough water and food for the whole ride. Bathrooms at China Wall mile 13 and at Robinson's mile 27. 
 
Wanda Shiotsuka  5302630841 
wshiotsuka@gmail.com 


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Barbara Crowell Ride

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Day 1 - Out/back to Genoa from Woodfords
Day 2 - Blue Lakes/Old & New Luther Pass Roads/Carson Pass
Day 3 - Ebbetts Pass (both sides)
Day 4 - Monitor Pass

All routes can be seen on RideWithGPS here.


mibm19

Team SFCC finished in FIRST place in miles
with 35485.2 miles

Click here for totals from 2013 to 2019