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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 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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Fast Fridays Fri, Jan 19, 10:00am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph depending on climbs (could be a second slower group depending on who shows)

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, keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride

Location: Flower Farm, Loomis
Start Time: 9:30am
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Lezley Beals

Fun Friday Fri, Jan 19, 10:00am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

See Fast Friday. Same everything except at a slower pace.

Loretta's Loop - Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jan 20, 9:30am
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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   900ft. climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26550477

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.

Loretta Watson
rettacwat@gmail.com

Folsom Lake Loop Sun, Jan 21, 8:30am
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Where: 13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

Training Ride (no sweep)
50.0 miles, 4500 feet of climb
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26734226

This will be a fairly fast, no sweep ride with only one brief bathroom and water stop.  I think it should take about 3.5 hours.

Please contact John if you plan on riding.

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Lincoln Bean Stalk - Sundaze Sun, Jan 21, 9:30am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee Roasters, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 42 miles  2700 ft. climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2256265

Cruises down to Lincoln before returning up Chili Hill, Crater Hill, a short portion of Bald Hill, and Harris/Bean (stalk).  This route offers many shortcuts in case the weather turns nasty on us.

Merrill Furlow
mfurlow1152@yahoo.com

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Jan 23, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers 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 Rides Wed, Jan 24, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Meadow Vista Park is Wednesday's 'home', but alternate venues are common.

- 30 - 40 miles - Moderate pace, hilly - Frequent regroups during the ride Come join us for a romp thru the foothills starting from Meadow Vista Park. Rides can vary from climbs to Colfax to the rolling hills around Newcastle & Auburn.

Terry Poore

Thursday Rides Thu, Jan 25, 9:30am
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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
530-878-0184

Fast Fridays Fri, Jan 26, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph depending on climbs (could be a second slower group depending on who shows)

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, keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride

Location: Flower Farm, Loomis
Start Time: 9:30am
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Lezley Beals

Jan & Paul's Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jan 27, 9:30am
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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  700 ft. climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17303601

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.

Jan & Paul Jacobson
maxsmrt@sbcglobal.net

Sundaze Sun, Jan 28, 9:30am
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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).

Doug Parks

Dave's Maze - Tues. Ride Tue, Jan 30, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers 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.

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Wednesday Rides Wed, Jan 31, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Meadow Vista Park is Wednesday's 'home', but alternate venues are common.

- 30 - 40 miles - Moderate pace, hilly - Frequent regroups during the ride Come join us for a romp thru the foothills starting from Meadow Vista Park. Rides can vary from climbs to Colfax to the rolling hills around Newcastle & Auburn.

Larry Matz


 

Poker Ride 2018

After a 2 year hiatus, the Poker Ride returns to the 7th annual SFCC New Year's Day Ride. Perfect weather and great routes for the 71 riders with the fabulous crockpot potluck to follow. Special thanks to the many volunteers and Casque Wines who made this event a special start to 2018.

Click here for more pics

 

A Special Thanks to our Supporters

A-Town Bikes Bicycle Emporium Calstar
Victory Velo Auburn Bike Company Longhorn Meat Company

 

 

new years Ride 2018

Where: Winchester Country Club, Meadow Vista, CA (map)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 3rd
Time: Social hour @ 5 p.m.  Dinner @ 6 p.m.

Make your reservation and come celebrate SFCC's 8th year anniversary at the exquisite Winchester Country Club. The Club is a beautiful venue with gorgeous views.  Don't miss this opportunity to mix with your SFCC friends in a wonderful setting.

Price: $37 per person. This includes salad, entree, cake, plus tax and tip..
Menu Choices:

1.  Mushroom Sherry Chicken OR
2. Oven-roasted Salmon with Lemon Caper Burre Blanc Sause

If you have a special wine that Winchester does not carry, the corkage fee is $13 per bottle.  Pay that fee at the event.

To sign up, go to the registration web page: https://sfcc.wildapricot.org/event-2729927  and follow the instructions.  You may enter your guest's name and their menu choice.
Mail your check for receipt by January 19th  to SFCC, P.O. Box 3124, Auburn CA, 95604. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail: Katherine Thompson at vp@sfcyclists.org.

 


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Sunday

Cycling School

Where: Various - check calendar
When: Sundays - check calendar

The Cycling Education Committee(CEC) offers a series of rides on Sundays to promote cycling knowledge, skills and safety.  These are "no-drop" rides especially intended for riders wishing to learn about cycling as well as wanting to develop their cycling skills and fitness.  They are social rides, generally at the pace of the slowest rider, and have a "sweep" so no one gets dropped. Routes are usually in the range of 15 to 20 miles and not too hilly. All have a short pre-ride clinic about cycling. The names of these rides and ride leaders are:

Cycling 100: Ted Herr
Cycling 101: Rudy Dressendorfer

Please check the calendar for dates and details.

Please RSVP by sending an Email to: ride101@sfcyclists.org
and indicate which ride you plan to attend.


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Hikers Wanted

Many SFCC'ers have signed up to join the Sierra Foothills Hiking Group for added cross training, fitness, and fun. This newly formed group invites anyone who enjoys group hiking along the many great trails in the Auburn area. You do not have to be an SFCC member to join.

The hikes are in the 3 - 7 mile range and typically take place in the afternoon (after morning bike rides). Hike announcements are made via an email group and private Facebook page. If you would like to be added to one or both, please contact Kathy Welch at hikers@sfcyclists.org.

Hiking Group