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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 Friday Training Ride Fri, Mar 15, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: (Generally) 25-28 miles, 1000-1400 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

FUN Friday Fri, Mar 15, 10:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


  
Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29182502 
Length:  28 mi miles, +1290' of climbing
Pace: Casual/Moderate

Cathy Armstrong
cbnocal@gmail.com

Placer School Saturday Spintacular Sat, Mar 16, 9:00am
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Where: Placer Elementary School, 8650 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


 
Time:  9:00 a.m.   
New departure location:  Placer Elementary School, 8650 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis CA.  There are no restrooms open at the school, so please plan accordingly. 
 
The school is just about a mile from the Flower Farm.  Please do not park at the Flower Farm tomorrow before or after the ride.  There are events scheduled and we need to keep parking open.   
 
So how’s this going to work?  Please sign in at the school.  You may bike down the hill to Flower Farm (allow 5 minutes) before the ride if you need a quick pit stop.   We will regroup at the Flower Farm  driveway on Horseshoe Bar at 900 am, departing at 905.   I will leave the sign in board at the FF bike rack.   Our return route will take us by the FF, so you can do a bike stop for your fav beverage on your way back.   
 
The route:  Our route is about 22 miles…we will be touring Rutherford Canyon and Penryn.   
 
I will send you a detailed route sheet later this evening.  It will be a balmy, 50+ degrees tomorrow morning in Loomis at 0900 with sun forecast all day.  Time to dig out your sunscreen, air the tires, and charge all your batteries (lights, DI, etc.).  
 
Best,  
Katherine Thompson 
916.835.1541
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.

Loma Rica Loop - Sundaze Sun, Mar 17, 9:30am
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Where: Browns Valley, CA 95918, USA (map)


Tentative. Check back 3/15/19.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29104538
Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Mar 19, 9:00am
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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 as always.

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Mar 20, 9:00am
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Where: Various (map)


Although Meadow Vista Park is 'home' for the Wednesday Ride, start locations do vary. Ride is generally 30-40 miles with occasional regroups. Moderate level ride in and around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, etc.


Terry Poore

Thursday Ride Thu, Mar 21, 9:00am
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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


Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Mar 22, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: (Generally) 25-28 miles, 1000-1400 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, Mar 23, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



Default route info for March:

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Short Ride: 21 miles  904 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28793253 
 

Convenience store mile 9 off King Rd.  Restroom at Chevron/store at mile 17. 



Lori Hall
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.

Sundaze Sun, Mar 24, 9:00am
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Where: Various locations around Auburn, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Truckee (map)


Routes of at least 40 miles. Start location varies as does terrain. It can be anything from almost perfectly flat to killer hilly. Check here and club email a day or two before the ride to learn start location and route info.



Larry Merlo

Larry's Loop - Tues. Ride Tue, Mar 26, 9:00am
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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 as always.

Larry Merlo
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Mar 27, 9:00am
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Where: Various (map)


Although Meadow Vista Park is 'home' for the Wednesday Ride, start locations do vary. Ride is generally 30-40 miles with occasional regroups. Moderate level ride in and around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, etc.


Ken Wilson

Thursday Ride Thu, Mar 28, 9:00am
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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


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Summer Camp 2019

When:    Tuesday, June 25th through Friday June 28th

Where: Grover Hot Springs State Park (map)

What:  A four night camping trip up in the mountains with a variety of cycling routes planned for each day.

It's time to make your SUMMER CAMP camping reservations at Grover Hot Springs near Markleeville.  Don't miss out yet on this fantastically fun week in the Eastern Sierra! 

Please note this event is for club members only...but hey, membership is only 20 bucks a year!

Routes for each day are now available

Click here for more info and where to sign up


 

Poker Ride 2019

What a start to the New Year! Eighty riders on a bright beautiful day. Thanks to all who brought food to share and helped make this another memorable start to the new year. Our eighth in a row !

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