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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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Calendar Events at a Glance

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CANCELLED - Wed. Ride Wed, Nov 15, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Cancelled due to rain/wet pavement.

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 32. miles  2800 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 26490601

Starting in Meadow Vista Park heading out to Mt Vernon Road, back on Wise road to Auburn and back to Meadow Vista

Terry Poore  6502451200
terrypoore@gmail.com

CANCELLED - Thursday Rides Thu, Nov 16, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Cancelled due to rain.

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.

Meet in the front lot of the park...school just started and the back parking lot will be too crowded for a few weeks.

Ron Davidson

CANCELLED - Apple Hill Ride Fri, Nov 17, 10:00am
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Where: Abel's Apple Acres, 2345 Carson Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, USA (map)

Ride cancelled due to rain/wet pavement.

-- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 44.5 miles  4300 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 26366953

Route tours Apple Hill, Pollock Pines, downhill Sierra Springs Rd, downhill Clear Creek Rd, return thru Fort Jim, Newtown, bike path, Mosquito, Union Ridge.

Rest stops at Safeway in Pollock Pines at mile 18.7 and at Holiday Market at mile 31.2.

After ride refreshments & apples available for purchase at Abel's Apple Acres.

Kathy Welch 530-906-5571
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Lezley's Fast Fridays Fri, Nov 17, 10:00am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17724625
Length: 26.1 miles
Elevation Gain:  +1209'
Location: Flower Farm, Loomis
Start Time: 9:00

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: 9:00am
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Lezley Beals

Jan & Paul's Saturday Spintacular Sat, Nov 18, 9:00am
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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: 22 miles  1167 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 19829132

Paul & Jan Jacobson  530 906 9815
maxsmrt@sbcglobal.net

Auburn--Stanford Ranch (Sundaze) Sun, Nov 19, 9:00am
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Where: varied locations (map)

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 52 miles  3000 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 13542531

After a number of challenging rides in recent weeks this one offers a little more moderate option. Water/restrooms at about 20,30 and 36 miles. Start/finish at Depoe Bay with coffee, food and conversation afterwards. 

Larry Matz  916-316-2130
lmatz1@yahoo.com

Hays Maze - Tues. Ride Tue, Nov 21, 9:00am
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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

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Both Sides Now - Wed Rides Wed, Nov 22, 9:00am
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Where: 11885 Willow Creek Dr. Auburn CA (Starbucks) (map)

-- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 32 miles  3000 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 19687088

Two loop ride. The first loop is Bell, Lone Star, Cramer. The second loop is through Christian Valley.
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"But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud's illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all"

Kathy Welch 530-906-5571
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

No Ride Today - Happy Thanksgiving! Thu, Nov 23, 12:00am
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Where: (map)


Fast Fridays Fri, Nov 24, 9:00am
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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: 9:00am
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Lezley Beals

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Nov 25, 9:00am
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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.

November default route: - Ride With GPS Route # 22775224

Marshall Jacoby

Ione and Buena Vista Sun, Nov 26, 9:00am
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Where: Highway 16/Carbondale corner, just east of Latrobe (map)

An easy 51.7 miler with just 2334 feet of elevation change. Meandering rolling hills through Irish Hills, followed by a flat run pass the town of Ione and towards Buena Vista. We will then work our way to Pardee Lake Recreation on Stoney Creek Road for snacks, cold drinks and a bathroom break before we continue around the old Buena Vista Road Race course and then a very fast return with a detour to complete the Carbondale loop. Very nice roads conducive to nice paceline riding or Sunday chit chat. Chips and salsa to follow at the Mexican restaurant at Hwy 50 and Shingle Springs.

Distance: 51.7 miles
Climbing: only 2334 feet
-RideWithGPS Route

Laura & Wig Sy
wiglaura@yahoo.com

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Nov 28, 9:00am
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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

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

 

 


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Holiday Mixer

Where: Atown Bikes (map)
When: Friday, December 8th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Get your Merry on! Join your SFCC friends for our annual holiday mixer!

What to bring? Appetizer (last names A-M) or a dessert (last names N-Z). 

Please bring finger foods for optimal mixing!  And don't forget your Holiday Spirit. A special thanks to Atown Bikes for providing the venue and craft beer and thanks to SFCC for providing water, sodas, and wine.  Feel free to bring more to share. 

Please auto RSVP by Dec. 6th from the email invite already sent to members from Katherine Thompson. If you no longer have that email, you can send an email directly to Katherine at vp@sfcyclists.org.


Festival of Lights

Where: Downtown Auburn
When: Saturday, December 2nd
Time: 5:30 pm start

I am looking for members and guests that would like to represent the Club in the parade. We will be lighting our bikes with battery operated lights, glow sticks, holiday decor and wearing our SFCC jersey or jackets. The parade pace is very slow and will require many stops and starts so I wouldn't recommend clip in shoes. You can ride any bike, road, mountain, cruiser, etc... If you don't want to ride, you can walk with us; I have a job for you :)

Send an email to Amy Betz at amy@sfcyclists.org if you are interested in participating. I will start an email with the details, start time, meeting place, theme, where to purchase lights, etc...

If you don't want to be in the parade, consider cheering us on. 

Click here for more details about the Auburn event

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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