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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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Saturday Spintacular Sat, Nov 10, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Default Route Info for November:

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Short Ride: 20 miles 892 ft. climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20280450

No water, restrooms or food stops on this route.
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.


Lori Hall
hall@usamedia.tv

Meadow Vista, Lower Colfax - Sundaze Sun, Nov 11, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722 (map)


40.8 miles, 3550 ft. of climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28604714
This time of year the Fall colors along Lower Colfax road and surrounding areas can be impressive and hopefully they will be this weekend. Our great cycling weather is supposed to continue this weekend too. 
So Sunday's ride will start at Meadow Vista Park at 9:00 and ride Placer Hills, Dog Bar, Rattlesnake and Lower Colfax to Chicago Park. Return is a short section of Hiway 174 , Old Grass Valley Rd. then back through Colfax to the park. Water and restrooms are at Chicago Park around mile 25 and again in Colfax at mile 28. 
The ride with GPS route is 28604714. 
It's going to be another nice ride--I hope you can make it. 

Larry Matz
lmatz1@yahoo.com

Newcastle Loop to Mt. Pleasant - Tuesday Ride Tue, Nov 13, 9:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)


- Terrain: rolling    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 25 miles  1600 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28055791
 
Leader will sweep. 
Bob Niblack 916-521-5535

bobmail@wavecable.com

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. 

Winchester Wednesday Ride Wed, Nov 14, 9:00am
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Where: Starbucks, 11885 Willow Creek Dr #7, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

- Terrain: hilly Pace: moderate

- Long Ride: 31 miles 3500 ft. climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17727124

Meandering through N. Auburn, Christian Valley, Winchester, and Meadow Vista. Rest stop at MV Park.

Note: Ride starts at Starbucks on Willow Creek Rd (Smart & Final Shopping Center).

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Ride Thu, Nov 15, 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.

Ride Leader Rotates

DEAR WIG EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM Thu, Nov 15, 6:30pm
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Where: Bicycle Emporium, 483 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


A collection of past questions and answers from past and current cyclists that I have coached and trained using the most current scientific data and hearsay. A mandatory attendance is required for all members wishing to understand why they stink, odorous or performance wise. Learn how to get better by riding slower, how to be faster by resting more, how to be healthier by exercising less. This talk production has not been approved, endorsed or authorized by the SFCC Board.

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Nov 16, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: training

- Long Ride: 25-30 miles 800-1200 ft. climbing
Emails will be sent out weekly with ride link. Fast paced, pacelining, not swept, coffee after.

Dave Beals 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Apple Hill - Pollock Pines Fri, Nov 16, 9:00am
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Where: Abel's Apple Acres, 2345 Carson Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, USA (map)


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28854149

Thru Apple HIll before traffic picks up. Ridgeview. Does not go on Starks Grade, instead 4 miles of Sly Park Rd, then Sierra Springs/Clear Creek. Rest stop at Holiday Market. Finishes with uphill mile on Carson Rd back to Abels.

Jan Van Waardenburg
jvwmx5@gmail.com

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Nov 17, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Default Route Info for November:

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Short Ride: 20 miles 892 ft. climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20280450

No water, restrooms or food stops on this route.


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.
Betty & Dennis Bennett

Sacramento River Adventure Ride Sun, Nov 18, 9:00am
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Where: Clarksburg, CA 95612, USA (map)


TENTATIVE

- Terrain: flat   Pace: moderate 
- Long ride 44 miles  340 ft. climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7590467


Adventure Ride! Flat ride in Yolo County near waterways . Road surface unknown, bathroom stops unknown, fuel stops unknown. Bring at least two bottles and enough snacks to ride 44 flat miles.

Exact start location TBD

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

John's Jaunt - Tuesday Ride Tue, Nov 20, 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.

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Nov 21, 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

No Ride - Happy Thanksgiving! Thu, Nov 22, 12:00am
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Where: (map)


Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Nov 23, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: training

- Long Ride: 25-30 miles 800-1200 ft. climbing
Emails will be sent out weekly with ride link. Fast paced, pacelining, not swept, coffee after.

Dave Beals 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com


 


A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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Victory Velo   Longhorn Meat Company

 

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Next Symposium Date:   Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Time:    6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where:  Bicycle Emporium (map)

Don't miss this opportunity to improve your cycling skills by attending the Education Symposiums offered by our very own Wig Sy. This is a quarterly series that builds up on one another so please do not miss any part of the series.

A collection of questions and answers from past and current cyclists that Wig has coached and trained using the most current scientific data and hearsay. A mandatory attendance is required for all members wishing to understand why they stink... odorous or performance wise. Learn how to get better by riding slower, how to be faster by resting more, how to be healthier by exercising less.

Come and ask Wig any questions you might have.


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Bill Bohmer and Kevin Borden from Placer Sheriff's Search and Rescue presented an award to the SFCC board in appreciation of our Club's donation to their organization. The money was used to purchase a vacu-immobilizer device used to evacuate a patient who has suffered a potential spinal injury. This device is much more efficient and comfortable for the patient than the traditional backboard.

Thanks to all who donated to make this purchase possible.


Summer Camp 18

How well do you know the roads you cycle on???  Take this short quiz to find out. The results will confirm the type of cyclist you are.

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