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Sierra Foothills Cycling Club Website !!!

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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Hays Maze - Tuesday Ride Tue, Jul 25, 8:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

Come out and ride on the coolest day of the week. The ride starts from the Newcastle Park & Ride at 8am on Newcastle Road across from the Flyers Gas Station. It"s the Over the Top Ride of 23 miles. It's up and over Ridge Road, down to Virginia town and back up Lozanos road to the finish. Be sure to show up because the rest of the week is a cooker!! Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

Ride with GPS 22533958

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Raley's Wed 30 Wed, Jul 26, 8:00am
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Where: Raley's Parking Lot 13384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 30 miles  2400 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 20528252

Out on Crater Hill and Gold Hill and back on Virginiatown and Ridge Road.  Coffee at Starbucks on Auburn Ravine

Ken  530-613-3976
kwesq3015@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Rides Thu, Jul 27, 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

Fast Friday (+ Fun this week) Fri, Jul 28, 7:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

NOTE START TIME OF 7:30am

- Terrain: rolling
- 26.1 miles, 807 ft. of climbing
- 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
- Reward: Coffee and conversation after

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

Ride with GPS 14966520

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jul 29, 8:00am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery and Gifts, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

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 and encouraged to attend.

Distance: 24.6 miles
Climbing: 1023 feet

-RideWithGPS Route

Dave Hays

Meadow Vista, Grass Valley, Brunswick (Sundaze) Sun, Jul 30, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 48 miles  4128 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 17911589

Rest stop at Summer Thyme Café in Grass Valley

Carol Maynard  530-320-7811
nathansgranny2002@yahoo.com

Larry's Loop - Tues. Ride Tue, Aug 1, 8:00am
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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.

Larry Merlo 916-663-1512
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Aug 3, 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

Sundaze Sun, Aug 6, 8:00am
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Where: (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).

Jan Van Waardenberg 530-263-0894
jvwmx5@gmail.com


 

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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

 


A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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

 

 

Steel bike ride

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Jersey Kit

The Voler ordering web is site set to go: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/17770 You can order your your SFCC Jersey, shorts, etc. from this site and it will be delivered to your home. We are not waiting for a specific date for batch orders.

Please direct questions about the jersey or other club merchandise to Ken Wilson (merchandise@sfcyclists.org).

Click here for larger pics of the jersey and shorts.

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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
Cycling 102: Ed O'Connell

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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