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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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Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Jun 15, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training

Fast paced training ride 25-30 miles. Watch email for route information. No sweep. Coffee after.

Dave 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Loop Around Loomis, Clockwise - Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jun 16, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Long Ride: 21+ miles  930 ft. climbinghttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/27807397
 
Good roads over mostly rolling to level terrain.  Del Mar road can be a bit bumpy.  A climb to Penryn and a short steep climb after passing under I-80.

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.


Bob Niblack  9165215535 
bobmail@wavecable.com

Town & Country - Sundaze Sun, Jun 17, 8:00am
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Where: 7-Eleven, 7700 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom, CA 95630, USA (map)

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate  
- Long Ride: 41 miles  3700 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19863022

Some town and some country including favorite roads like Malcolm Dixon, Deer Valley, Serrano Pkwy, Wilson!

Please park behind 7-Eleven near Folsom Bike. Coffee and conversation following ride at Folsom Grind.


Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

The Big Ophir Loop - Tues. Ride Tue, Jun 19, 8:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)


19.6 miles, 1460 ft. of climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4909866

 Let's do The Big Ophir Loop Ride Tuesday. Let's start at 8am from the Newcastle Park and Ride on Newcastle Road across from the Mobile Gas Station. The ride is 19.6 miles long with 1460 feet of vertical climbing. We'll meet at Newcastle Produce after the ride for coffee. etc. 

See you all Tuesday in the am. 
Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Jun 20, 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.

Terry Poore

Thursday Ride Thu, Jun 21, 8:00am
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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
530-878-0184

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Jun 22, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training

Fast paced training ride 25-30 miles. Watch email for route information. No sweep. Coffee after.

Dave 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Ride to Honor John Erman Sat, Jun 23, 8:30am
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Where: 13300 Bell Brook Dr, Auburn, CA 95602, USA (The Erman's) (map)


- Terrain: rolling to hilly    Pace: moderate 
- Medium Ride: 29 miles  2786 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27651550 
 
This is one of John's regular rides from his house. Mostly rolling terrain through Stanley, Christian Valley and the Highway 80 corridor.  A superb lunch will be hosted post ride at Margie Erman's home to help celebrate John's life. 

Please RSVP to Wig at wiglaura@yahoo.com 
 
Jack Baker  925-324-2900 
jnb2112@yahoo.com

Sundaze Sun, Jun 24, 8:00am
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Where: varied locations (map)


Where: Various locations around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Truckee, and many others

Description: Moderate rides of at least 40 miles. Can be any kind of terrain from flattish (bike path), rolling hills (Loomis), hilly (Auburn), to extremely hilly (Robinson Flat, Mosquito Ridge Road).


Larry Merlo
larry_merlo@gmail.com

Summer Camp at Graeagle Mon, Jun 25, 12:00am
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Where: Movin' West RV Park, 305 Johnsville Rd, Graeagle, CA 96103, USA (map)


Daily rides and a couple of hikes. Base camp is at Movin' West RV Park, and there is lodging at River Pines Resort, only 1/2 mile away from the RV Park.


https://ridewithgps.com/events/42862-summer-camp-2018

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday Ride Tue, Jun 26, 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.


John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Jun 27, 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.

Keith Hallsten

Thursday Ride Thu, Jun 28, 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
530-878-0184



A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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Victory Velo   Longhorn Meat Company

 

graeagle

Where: Movin' West RV Park (530-836-2614) (prices) (park map)
When: Monday, June 25th - Friday, June 29th (4 nights)
What: Cycling: 4 rides with a nice mix of terrain...flat (yes FLAT), rolling hills, long climbs/descents
What: Hiking: There are so many great hikes in this area, we'll try to fit in as many as possible (but at least two)

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

Sue Fry will once again run the BBQ / potluck at the Movin' West campground Tuesday evening. In the interest of having a "well-rounded" meal, we suggest the following dish assignment based on LAST NAMES:

U-Z: Appetizers (trying to mix it up for you who always have to bring dessert!)
A-G: Salad
H-N: Entree
O-T: Dessert

Rose Asquith & Betty Bennett will coordinate the Dinner Out on Wednesday evening.

Here is the cycling route itinerary for Summer Camp. Please note that there are no sweeps on these rides but there will be SAG on two of the days. Also note that the routes are not finalized...rest stops need to be added and a final review needs to still be done.

Monday – Exploring Plumas Eureka State Park 4:00pm
Tuesday – Yuba Pass & Gold Lakes Road 9:00am (SAGGED) or flatter option The Big Flat Loop (short drive to start at 8:45am)
Wednesday – Indian Valley to Antelope Lake or Indian Valley to Genesee (leave Graeagle at 7:45am for a 41 mile commute to start location) SAGGED
Thursday – A13 & Lake Davis Loop – 9:00am (flatter/shorter option would be to turnaround at Hwy 70)

All links to routes can be found here: https://ridewithgps.com/events/42862-summer-camp-2018

Feel free to contact me for any questions, Kathy Welch (camp director)


May is Bike Month 2018 Recap

mibm18

Team SFCC finished in 2nd place with
53476.2 miles.

Here's how we did in prevoius years:

2012 - Total Miles: 18,720.9   
2013 - Total Miles: 24,241.5   
2014 - Total Miles: 39,289.4 
2015 - Total Miles: 49,336.8  
2016 - Total Miles: 45,970.3   
2017 - Total Miles: 57,279  

 

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