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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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Sundaze-A Cool, hilly ride Sun, Nov 17, 9:00am
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Where: The Sy's House: 2220 Terrace View Court, Cool CA 95614 (map)




 Join me for a Cool 40.4 mile, 4785 foot ride to Peninsula Camp. Ride starts promptly at 9am. This ride will start and end from our house at 2220 Terrace View Court, Cool CA 95614. Somehow most people get lost getting to our house and phone reception is poor at best in the area so please familiarize yourself with the map before Mapquest blitzes out just when you need it. 


http://ridewithgps.com/routes/31355289


 This is a moderately (very*) hilly ride with a couple of new loops thrown in. There should be water and bathrooms at Peninsula Camp but bring sufficient fluids in case there isn't as their season is done. For this ride we will provide route sheets, valet parking, sweeping, flat service, bathrooms, and LUNCH after the ride.

wig

* from the Ride Director

John's Jaunt - Tues. Ride Tue, Nov 19, 9:00am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Mobile Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)


Let's take advantage of this beautiful fall weather!
We'll start from the Newcastle P&R at 9:00am. It may be cool, so dress appropriately.
Coffee and conversation following the ride at Newcastle Produce.
I hope you can make it.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31483671

John Holt
litespeed51@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Nov 20, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)



Hi -- I will be leading the SFCC Wednesday ride from Meadow Vista leaving at 9 am.  This is a 28 mile route with about 2000 feet of climbing.  We will head into Christian Valley, shortcut thru Emma then travel for about 4 miles on HWY 49.  Rest stop at Higgins Corner then thru Darkhorse on our loop back up Dog Bar and Placer Hills Rd.

At this point, weather looks to be mild.  However there is a chance of showers overnight, into early morning.  If the weather changes and it looks like we would need to do an alternative route/ delay for an hour/ or cancel, I will send out an email before 7am on Wednesday morning.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31475862

Dana

Thursday Ride Thu, Nov 21, 9:00am
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Where: Railhead Park, 175 Pacific Ave, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

 
 
Sorry for the very late communication, I just, minutes ago, got my bike out of the shop, so didn’t know if I were leading a ride or just announcing one.  Since it is the last “Riding Thursday” of the month, we will ride from Railhead Park in Auburn; wheels roll out at 9:00 AM.  We’ll ride down to the Lake via Shirland Tract and Home by way of Indian Hill.  18.5 miles with about 1650 ft. Climbing, casual pace, regroups, And swept.  Hope to see you tomorrow
 
Ron Davidson

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



This Friday, we'll head to Beals Point to check on the lake level.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29182502
Length:  27.7 mi miles, +1294' of climbing
Formerly Fast shortcuts to be discussed before ride.
option 1 -  JUMPSTART save 2-1/2 miles and +130' (25.5mi/1165')
stay on King, left on Val Verde (skipping Brennan's, Rock Springs, the
Boulder Creek gated neighborhood, and Penryn - saves 2.4 miles)
OR option 2: shortcut save 2 miles and +150'  (26mi/1140')
on return, right on Douglas, left on Joe Rogers, left on Auburn Folsom 
back to Cafe
OR Option 3: STRAIGHT BACK from Beals Point, right on Auburn
Folsom to cafe saves 4.5 miles and 267' (23.8 miles, +1044')
Location: Flower Farm Café, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650
Start Time: 9:00
Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph
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 (however brief); keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride
Reward: Coffee and conversation after
Cue Sheets:  Please peruse the route at the link above; if you know the route 
and/or stay with the group, you won't need a route sheet, but some will be provided.  
Please return your cue sheet post ride - better to reuse than recycle.

More information:
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, without 
breaks, to keep up our heart rates.  Social time post ride with coffee etc.
 
Dave B 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Nov 23, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)




We're expecting more sunny (but cool) weather this Saturday, so let’s go ride!  

Where:  Flower Farm Cafe, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road, Loomis (Park in gravel lot in back)
When: 9:00 a.m wheels down
What:  We will do a 22-mile loop around Loomis and Granite Bay with 850 feet or so of climbing.  Fun and easy-peasy.  

Here’s the route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29434826

A route sheet is attached. I will bring  additional hard copies.

Coffee and conversation afterwords....Let’s show the Flower Farm some love and purchase a beverage or snack or contribute to the tip jar.  Or all three.  Plus it’s always fun to connect with our fellow cyclists and swap cycling stories after a ride.  

I hope to see you Saturday.

Katherine Thompson

Sundaze Sun, Nov 24, 9:00am
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Where: Various locations (map)


Moderately paced. Typically greater than 40 miles. Hilly at times. Periodic regroups. Ride is swept.
Route is posted by Saturday.

Dave's Maze - Tues. Ride Tue, Nov 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.

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Nov 27, 9:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)


Typically starts at the Meadow Vista park, but the ride leader may change the location.

Moderate pace. 30-45 miles. 2000+ feet of climbing.

Terry

No Ride-Happy Thanksgiving Thu, Nov 28, 12:00am
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Where: (map)


Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Nov 29, 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) 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, Nov 30, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Casual paced 20+ mile ride around the Loomis Basin, leaving from the Flower Farm Café.
Periodic regroups. Ride is swept.

Route is posted by Friday.


license plate

David Bodick, Health Education Consultant for the state of Calif. and SFCC member, has worked on a program to raise money for the cycling community thru the sales of special CA license plates. Visit calbikeplate.com and pre-order a plate with the bicycle logo. The program needs 7500 pre-paid applications to move forward.

Your purchase of the California Bike Plate will generate grants to promote cycling as a physical activity, fund bike skill development and nutrition education at the elementary school level and create safe places to ride through cycling advocacy. 


A Special Thanks to our Supporters

A-Town Bikes Bicycle Emporium Calstar
Victory Velo   Longhorn Meat Company

 

 

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Holiday Mixer

Where: Victory Velo (map)
When: Friday, December 13th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Save the date for the 2019 SFCC Holiday Mixer to be held at Victory Velo Bike Shop. It’s always a fun time and great to see everyone sans helmet.

What to bring? an appetizer or a dessert . Think finger foods. Your club will provide water and sodas, cups, plates, and napkins. You may bring your favorite wine or spirit.

A special thanks to Victory Velo Bike Shop for providing venue and hosting us.

Please RSVP (register) by December 12th (check your email for membership invite).

Questions? Contact Cathy Armstrong, SFCC VP, vp@sfcyclists.org. As always, bring your spouse/partner/special friend. Use the "add guest" button when you register. This will help us plan the event.


Almost Summer BBQ

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Many thanks to the organizers, volunteers, and participants who helped make this year's SFCC Fall BBQ a great one.

Our raffle raised an incredible $1262 which will go toward the purchase of a bench in memory of Barbara Crowell. This bench (which costs $1800) will be installed at Meadow Vista Park, perhaps under the tree we planted for her this year in May.

 

Click here for more BBQ pics

graeagle

Where: Movin' West RV Park (530-836-2614) (prices) (park map)
When: Monday, June 22nd - Friday, June 26th (4 nights)

What: Cycling: 4 rides with a nice mix of terrain...flat (yes FLAT), rolling hills, long climbs/descents
Also: Theree are so many great hikes in this area, we'll try to fit in one.

I hope to follow tradition and have a group potluck on Tuesday evening, June 23rd at the RV park, a pizza party Wednesday evening (at Movin' West), and perhaps a dinner out on Thursday evening.

If you don't wish to camp, I recommend the River Pines Motel (price list here) that is only 1/2 mile away from the RV park. This is by far the best choice for lodging near the campground. Other options are Chalet View and Graeagle Meadows.
If Movin' West is full, there is Little Bear RV Park less than two miles away (although less than 200 feet from the railroad...). And further away, but a very nice park is Clio's River Edge RV Park (no tents allowed).

More info on the general area: http://www.graeagle.com/info/index.html

All of the same routes we rode in 2018 will be repeated except Antelope Lake is out; Frenchman Lake (three options including a gravel ride) will replace it. I have also added a 100k option to the big flat loop. To see all the routes, go to: https://ridewithgps.com/events/101220-sfcc-summer-camp-2020 (click on 'Show All On Map').

Feel free to contact me for any questions, Kathy Welch (Sumer Camp Director)