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 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 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.
Thursday Ride Thu, Apr 19, 8:30am
Fast Fridays Fri, Apr 20, 8:30am
Prospectors Loop Fri, Apr 20, 10:00am
Loretta's Sat Spintacular Sat, Apr 21, 8:30am
Barbara Crowell Memorial Ride Sun, Apr 22, 8:00am
Larry's Loop - Tues. Ride Tue, Apr 24, 8:30am
Wednesday Rides Wed, Apr 25, 8:30am
Thursday Rides Thu, Apr 26, 8:30am
Fast Fridays Fri, Apr 27, 8:30am
Saturday Spintacular Sat, Apr 28, 8:30am
Sundaze Sun, Apr 29, 8:30am
MIBM Kickoff Ride Tue, May 1, 8:30am
Wednesday Rides Wed, May 2, 8:30am
It is time to register for May Is Bike Month! Every year our club participates in this great program. If you were registered last year, thank you and please register again. If this is your first time to register for MIBM, they will talk you through it. (Click here to register)
The most FAQ is 'what should I pledge?'. Very common miles are 300 (10 miles a day average), 500 (100 miles a week), 1000 (lots of miles a day average). As a team we average about 500 miles per registered rider.
Tuesday, May 1 - MIBM Kick-off Ride
Sunday, May 6 - Great Scott Ride, Folsom
Monday, May 7 - Adventure Ride - Honey Run & Stirling City
Monday, May 14 - Mellow May Monday (American River Bike Trail)
Sunday, May 20 - MIBM Club Century, Rocklin
Thursday, May 31 - MIBM Grand Finale Ride, Route TBD
What: Cycling: 4 rides with a nice mix of terrain...flat (yes FLAT), rolling hills, long climbs/descents
What: Mtn Bike Cycling: TBD (but maybe at least one ride offered)
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)
I hope to follow tradition and have a group BBQ/potluck on Tuesday evening, June 26th at the RV park, and perhaps a dinner out on either Wednesday or 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
Although these routes are far from finalized, I do have a few already roughed out in RideWithGPS:
Exploring Plumas Eureka State Park (16.5 miles, 1718 ft.)
The Big Flat Loop (53 miles, 661 ft.)
Yuba Pass; Gold Lakes Road (48 miles, 4539 ft.)
Lake Davis Loop (51.5 miles, 2800 ft.)
Feel free to contact me for any questions, Kathy Welch (camp director)
New members to the Club, those just beginning cycling and anyone wishing to enhance current skills may contact the education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a personal orientation tailored to their specific interests.
One or more of our experienced ride leaders will meet with the requestor and (depending on their interests) may provide a brief discussion of cycling basics, answer questions, demonstrate a few essentials such as flat tire repairs and lead a short demonstration ride in an area with limited traffic and minimal climbs.