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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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Wednesday Ride Wed, Feb 13, 9:30am
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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.


Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Ride Thu, Feb 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. We meet afterward for coffee and chatter.

Ride Leader Rotates


Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Feb 15, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: 26 miles, 1100 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, Feb 16, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Default route info for February:


- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Short Ride: 20 miles  1264 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28865380 
 
A few moderately steep climbs, 0.5 miles or less.  Out/back to Rattlesnake Bar boat launch (4.7 to 6.9 grade range).  Uncertain if restroom at boat launch is open off season.  Store/restroom at mile 13.5 in Penryn. 

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

Zebras, Lincoln, & Mt. Vernon - Sundaze Sun, Feb 17, 9:30am
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Where: Starbucks, 11885 Willow Creek Dr Unit #7, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate  
- Long Ride: 47 miles  2650 ft. climbing  
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29206102

A little twist to our normal route...we'll be going DOWN Baxter and UP Mt. Vernon. Although not my favorite way to do it (Mt. Vernon carries more traffic than Baxter), thought I would give us a little something different to do. We'll also be going opposite directions on Gladding and McCourtney.

Check email at 8:00am on Sunday for a go/no go announcement.

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

John' s Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Feb 19, 9:30am
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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.

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Railhead Baxter - Wednesday Ride Wed, Feb 20, 9:30am
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Where: Railhead Park, 175 Pacific Ave, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling    Pace: moderate 
- Long Ride: 32 miles  2400 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29247251 
 

Railhead Park thru local neighborhoods, Newcastle Rd, Chili Hill, Baxter Grade, Millertown back via Ophir Rd, Old Town.  Coffee at Depoe Bay after.
Ken Wilson  530-613-3976 
kwesq3015@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Ride Thu, Feb 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.

Ride Leader Rotates


Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Feb 22, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


- Terrain: rolling Pace: training
- Long Ride: 26 miles, 1100 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, Feb 23, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Default route info for February:


- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual 
- Short Ride: 20 miles  1264 ft. climbing 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28865380 
 
A few moderately steep climbs, 0.5 miles or less.  Out/back to Rattlesnake Bar boat launch (4.7 to 6.9 grade range).  Uncertain if restroom at boat launch is open off season.  Store/restroom at mile 13.5 in Penryn. 

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.


Bob Niblack

Sundaze Sun, Feb 24, 9:30am
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Where: Various locations around Auburn, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Truckee, and many others (map)

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 Matz
lmatz1@yahoo.com

Dave's Maze - Tues. Ride Tue, Feb 26, 9:30am
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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.

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com


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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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