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


Please join me for the Thursday ride - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3883039 If you are interested in the short ride at the Barbara Crowell Memorial Ride on Sunday - here is your chance for a preview. The rides are almost identical. 

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.


Carol Maynard
nathansgranny2002@yahoo.com

Fast Fridays Fri, Apr 20, 8:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20413942

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: 8:30am
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Ray Jarman
rjarman@surewest.net



Prospectors Loop Fri, Apr 20, 10:00am
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Where: Holiday Market, 5030 Ellinghouse Drive, Cool, CA 95614, USA (park-n-ride) (map)


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27204732

Severely hilly 33 mile loop course starting in Cool, Pilot Hill, Coloma, Garden Valley, Georgetown, Auburn Lakes Trails. About 3800 feet of climb.

No sweep, but we will regroup often.

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Loretta's Sat Spintacular Sat, Apr 21, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Please come out and join me for our Saturday Spintacular Ride from the Flower Farm at 8:30 am.
The ride will be 22.4 miles with a little over 900 ft of climbing.  It should be fun, come on out and ride with us then stay for refreshments and discussion.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26441011

Loretta Watson
rettacwat@gmail.com

(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.)

Barbara Crowell Memorial Ride Sun, Apr 22, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, United States (map)

Barbara Lane Crowell Memorial Bike Ride
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Meadow Vista Park, Meadow Vista

Come join in a memorial ride in memory of Barbara Lane Crowell who was killed while riding in 2014. There are two rides:

Start times and routes:
Long ride - 8:00: - Ride With GPS Route # 12952393

Short Ride - 9:30: - Ride With GPS Route # 12602834

BBQ Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks provided after the ride. Donations for lunch will be accepted and given to Placer County Search and Rescue. Donation will be matched by our club up to $250. Please do not bring any drinks in glass containers.

Larry's Loop - Tues. Ride Tue, Apr 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 916-663-1512
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Wednesday Rides Wed, Apr 25, 8:30am
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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. An email will be sent out to club members a day or two before the ride with the start location and route.

- 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, Apr 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.

Jan Van Waardenberg & Carol Maynard
JVWMX5@GMAIL.COM

Fast Fridays Fri, Apr 27, 8:30am
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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: 8:30am
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Lezley Beals

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Apr 28, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 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.


April default route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21402456/


Katherine Thompson

Sundaze Sun, Apr 29, 8:30am
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Where: Various (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

MIBM Kickoff Ride Tue, May 1, 8:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

29.8 Miles, 1370 ft. of climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27160229


May is Bike Month starts today so we'll make today's route a little longer than usual.   We'll wind our way down to Granite Bay and take in some of the Folsom Lake beaches.   After the break,  climb back up to Newcastle via Val Verde, Penryn Rd, and Taylor.   An easy ride to get in 30 valuable MIBM miles.  Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

Larry Merlo
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Wednesday Rides Wed, May 2, 8:30am
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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. An email will be sent out to club members a day or two before the ride with the start location and route.

- 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.

Ride Leader Rotates


 

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mibm sign up

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.

Upcoming May rides to add big mileage to your totals:

(Check SFCC calendar for details)


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


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: 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.)

Overview of RideWithGPS maps including hikes

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


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Cycling Education

Committee

New members to the Club, those just beginning cycling and anyone wishing to enhance current skills may contact the education coordinator at education@sfcyclists.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.

Click here for more information on the CEC