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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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Meadow Vista - Auburn - Meadow Vista - Wed Rides Wed, Dec 13, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)



- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate

- Long Ride: 32. miles  2800 ft. climbing

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/26490601



Starting in Meadow Vista Park heading out to Mt Vernon Road, returning on Wise road to Auburn and back to Meadow Vista, the ride is 32.7 miles with 2800' of descending.


Terry Poore  6502451200
terrypoore@gmail.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Dec 14, 9:30am
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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.

Home baked treats half way through the ride in Colfax!

Ron Davidson

Fast Fridays Fri, Dec 15, 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, Dec 16, 9:30am
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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.

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 21 miles  834 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/17401960

Paul & Jan Jacobson 
maxsmrt@sbcglobal.net

Camp Far West - Sundaze Sun, Dec 17, 9:30am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee Roasters, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 61 miles 2906 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3882743

Rest stop/water at Camp Far West & Lincoln's McBean Park.

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

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Dec 19, 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, Dec 20, 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.

Keith Hallsten  916-532-1481
keithhallsten@gmail.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Dec 21, 9:30am
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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

Fast Fridays Fri, Dec 22, 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

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Dec 23, 9:30am
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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.

December default route: - Ride With GPS Route # 26550477

Marshall Jacoby
marshallj@wizwire.com

Sundaze Sun, Dec 24, 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).

Larry Merlo
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

No Ride Today - Happy Holidays! Mon, Dec 25, 12:00am
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Where: (map)


Hays Maze - Tues. Ride Tue, Dec 26, 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.

Ride leader: Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

 

 


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Poker Ride Text

Date:   Monday, January 1st
Time:    10:00am ride start
Where:  Casque Winery (next to the Flower Farm Café) (map)

The 7th Annual New Years Day Ride & Social is fast approaching. Again this year, we'll be staged out of Casque Winery (next to the Flower Farm Café). Our typical crockpot potluck will be back (or any potluck item). Detailed info on the event will be available soon. Mark your calendars...


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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.

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