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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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Bob's Bustle - Tues. Ride Tue, Sep 17, 8:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)


The weather can’t get any better for riding a bike than it will be on Tuesday morning.  Aren’t you glad you live in Placer County? 
  
SFCC’s Tuesday ride leaves from the Newcastle Park ‘n Ride at 8:30am.  We’ll follow this 23-mile route -- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31120000
  
I will sweep the ride, so come on out and don’t worry about being left behind.  Please join us for refreshments and conversation at Newcastle Produce after the ride.Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.


Bob Niblack
bobmail@wavecable.com

Canceled due to rain Wed, Sep 18, 8:30am
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Where: 11885 Willow Creek Drive, Willow Creek Dr, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)



Ride Name: Ridge to Bridge & Back 
Date: 9/18/19 
Time: 8:30am 
Where: 11885 Willow Creek Drive, Auburn, CA 95603, CA 
 
- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 31 miles   2800 ft. climbing 
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/31048193 
 
Down Mt. Vernon, up Geraldson, down Ridge, check out progress on Gold Hill Bridge, up Ridge, up Bald Hill, up Harris/Bean. 
 
Kathy Welch  

Thursday Ride Thu, Sep 19, 8:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)



Description:

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, Sep 20, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



Join us this Friday for a fast paced, fun, 90 minute (+/-) workout, and camaraderie.   
The route goes up (east) King so if you're adverse to King, you can go up  
Horseshoe Bar Rd instead (2 miles less for a 25 mile ride, +850'). 
 
Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16863460  (Autumn Break) 
Length:  27 mi miles, and only +956' of climbing 
Location: Flower Farm Café, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650 
Start Time: 8:30 
Pace: Training, full ride average 18-20 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. 
Dave B 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Loomis Rollers Sat, Sep 21, 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: 23 miles   953 ft. climbing 
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/31120562 
 
This is a fairly flat & casual paced ride around the Loomis Basin with a few rollers. There are no restrooms, water or snacks available along the way, except at the beginning. Join us afterward for coffee and conversation. 
 
Tom Piette

Sweet Home Chicago (Park) Sun, Sep 22, 8:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)



Ride Name: Meadow Vista-lower Colfax  
Date: 9/22/19 
Time: 0830 
Where: Meadow Vista Park , Meadow Vista, CA 
 
- Terrain: hilly    Pace: casual 
- Long Ride: 41 miles   3600 ft. climbing 
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/28604714 
 
Starts at Meadow Vista Park and follows a scenic, low traffic route with opportunities for food, water, and restrooms in Chicago park and Colfax before returning to Meadow Vista park. 
Ride leader: Larry Matz

Larry's Loop - Tues. Ride Tue, Sep 24, 8:30am
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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.

Larry Merlo
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Sep 25, 8:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)


Typically starts at the Meadow Vista park, but the ride leader may change the location.
Moderate pace. 30-45 miles. 2000+ feet of climbing.

Thursday Ride Thu, Sep 26, 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, Sep 27, 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) 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, Sep 28, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Casual paced 20+ mile ride around the Loomis Basin, leaving from the Flower Farm Café.
Periodic regroups. Ride is swept.

Route is posted by Friday.

Wanda's Wanderings Sun, Sep 29, 9:00am
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Where: 692 Freeman Ln, Grass Valley, CA 95949 (map)



Please join me in riding from Grass Valley to North San Juan and back for a scenic autumn ride, 9/29, starting at 9:00. We’ll start from the Raley’s parking lot, directly across the street from Starbucks, on Freeman Lane. From Hwy 49 take the McKnight St. exit. The ride is 50 miles with 5500 feet of climb. Since this is practically an out and back (there’s a small lollipop in the middle) you can shorten the ride at any time. 
We can replenish our spent energy at Starbucks, Raleys, Carl’s Juniors, or Pine Street Burgers, all near our parked cars, post ride. 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3878418
Ride Leader: Wanda Shiotsuka


license plate

David Bodick, Health Education Consultant for the state of Calif. and SFCC member, has worked on a program to raise money for the cycling community thru the sales of special CA license plates. Visit calbikeplate.com and pre-order a plate with the bicycle logo. The program needs 7500 pre-paid applications to move forward.

Your purchase of the California Bike Plate will generate grants to promote cycling as a physical activity, fund bike skill development and nutrition education at the elementary school level and create safe places to ride through cycling advocacy. 


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Victory Velo   Longhorn Meat Company

 

 

Almost Summer BBQ

Date:   Sunday, October 13, 2018
Location:   Recreation Park in Auburn (map)
Tentative Schedule:

8:30 to 10:00 - rides start
11:30 - Appetizers
12:00 - BBQ and potluck
1:00 - Raffle drawing
1:30 - Cleanup and take down


Our Ride Director, John Holt, has three fun routes for us:

8:30 am: 41 miles with 2100 feet of climb RidewithGPS 31151488
9:00 am: 31 miles with 1900 feet of climb RidewithGPS 24140505
10:00 am: 19 miles with 1350 feet of climb RidewithGPS 24312654


Please arrive about 20 minutes early to park, sign in, and get your route sheet.

What to bring for the Potluck:  Last names starting with:  potluck

A thru L -- Salad
M thru R  --  Dessert
S thru Z  --  Appetizer

SFCC will provide tri-tip and veggie burgers and sodas.  Joe Hernandez will be preparing the tri-tip and will be the chief barbecuer!

Please no alcohol or glass containers allowed under the conditions of our permit.raffle.jpg

There will be a raffle to raise money to purchase a bench in memory of Barbara Crowell. This bench (which costs $1800) will be installed at Meadow Vista Park, perhaps under the tree we planted for her this year in May. Raffle tickets will be sold during the BBQ/Potluck and the drawing will be held immediately after lunch (around 1pm). So bring lots of $$$...we have some great prizes!!!

Please RSVP by 10/7. RSVP's are made through our group email distribution. If you did not receive the email or have any questions, please contact Cathy Armstrong (SFCC VP) at vp@sfcyclists.org.


graeagle

Where: Movin' West RV Park (530-836-2614) (prices) (park map)
When: Monday, June 22nd - Friday, June 26th (4 nights)

What: Cycling: 4 rides with a nice mix of terrain...flat (yes FLAT), rolling hills, long climbs/descents
Also: Theree are so many great hikes in this area, we'll try to fit in one.

I hope to follow tradition and have a group potluck on Tuesday evening, June 23rd at the RV park, a pizza party Wednesday evening (at Movin' West), and perhaps a dinner out on 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

All of the same routes we rode in 2018 will be repeated except Antelope Lake is out; Frenchman Lake (three options including a gravel ride) will replace it. I have also added a 100k option to the big flat loop. To see all the routes, go to: https://ridewithgps.com/events/101220-sfcc-summer-camp-2020 (click on 'Show All On Map').

Feel free to contact me for any questions, Kathy Welch (Sumer Camp Director)