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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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Cycling 101 Sat, Aug 19, 7:45am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 16 miles  665 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 22863454

Casual, no-drop group ride. Moderate rollers, plus hills on Rutherford Canyon and Dick Cook.

Rudy Dressendorfer  9165805306
rdressendorfer@gmail.com

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Aug 19, 8:00am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery and Gifts, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Nice varied pace through the streets of Loomis, Granite Bay and Newcastle ranging from 18 to 25 miles. Moderate rolling hills and nice pavement. The group usually breaks into two with a faster pace and a slightly more relaxed pace. Coffee and conversation immediately follows.

Route: -RideWithGPS Route
Miles: 22.2
Elevation Gain: 800 ft.


Jan & Paul Jacobson

Johnny Cash Bridge (Sundaze) Sun, Aug 20, 8:00am
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Where: Griffith Quarry, 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 41 miles  2150 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 11411814

Starting at the Griffith Quarry in Penryn, we'll loop thru Penryn, Loomis, and Granite Bay with a southern loop utilizing the bike path and the Johnny Cash Bridge.  Rest stops at Beals Point and Granite Bay Park.

Dana Hofheinz  916-947-7378
danabhof@sbcglobal.net

C's the Day - Tues. Ride Tue, Aug 22, 8:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

- 23 Miles, 1357 ft. of Climbing
- Pace: moderate
- Terrain: rolling
- Ride With GPS# 5514166

Tuesday's weather is looking great so join me for a Loomis/Newcastle loop that includes some off the beaten path detours including Butler Circle, Wayland, and Kingmont. Skip any of these to shorten the ride a bit and catch up with the fast group.
Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

Larry Merlo 916-663-1512
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Willow30 - Wed. Ride Wed, Aug 23, 8:00am
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Where: (Starbucks) 11885 Willow Creek Drive, Auburn, CA (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 30 miles 2000 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 24463098

Moderate paced ride from Starbucks on Willow Creek Dr. Down Chili Hill, all of Virginiatown road then up Baxter Grade. Rest stop at McBean park in Lincoln. All the best.

Ken Wilson 530-613-3976
kwesq3015@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Rides Thu, Aug 24, 8:00am
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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.

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

Fast Fridays Fri, Aug 25, 7:45am
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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
Route: TPD -- will be posted and on email prior to ride date

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

Reward: Coffee and conversation after

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Aug 26, 8:00am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery and Gifts, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Nice varied pace through the streets of Loomis, Granite Bay and Newcastle ranging from 18 to 25 miles. Moderate rolling hills and nice pavement. The group usually breaks into two with a faster pace and a slightly more relaxed pace. Coffee and conversation immediately follows.

August Route: -RideWithGPS Route

Ken Wilson  530-613-3976
kwesq3015@sbcglobal.net

Sundaze Sun, Aug 27, 8:00am
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Where: (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).

Wig & Laura Sy

Hays Maze - Tues. Ride Tue, Aug 29, 8:00am
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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

Wednesday Rides Wed, Aug 30, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

- 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.

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Rides Thu, Aug 31, 8:00am
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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
530-878-0184


 

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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

 


A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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Victory Velo Auburn Bike Company Longhorn Meat Company

 

 

Steel bike ride

Flower Farm Bike Pump Donation

SFCC members proudly stand behind a "public" bicycle pump donated to the Flower Farm by our Club. This rugged stainless steel pump is located just outside the Flower Farm Coffee Shop and can be used by cyclists in need. Its one of many of our contributions to make the area a little more bike friendly.

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Jersey Kit

The Voler ordering web is site set to go: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/17770 You can order your your SFCC Jersey, shorts, etc. from this site and it will be delivered to your home. We are not waiting for a specific date for batch orders.

Please direct questions about the jersey or other club merchandise to Ken Wilson (merchandise@sfcyclists.org).

Click here for larger pics of the jersey and shorts.

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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
Cycling 102: Ed O'Connell

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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