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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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Thursday Ride Thu, Jan 23, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

 
 

Looks like we’ll finally have a rideable Thursday.  (Cool but Dry). We will ride a counter clockwise route toward Colfax, crossing the Freeway at Canyon Way and returning on Placer Hills Road.  Includes a little side trip, out and back on Pioneer Lane.  24 mi. About 1850 ft. Climbing.  We will leave Meadow Vista Park at 9:30 AM.  Casual Pace with multiple regroups.  Hope to see you there>

We meet afterward for coffee and chatter.
 
Ron Davidson

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Jan 24, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)



Join us on Friday for a fast paced, fun, 90 minute (plus or 
minus) workout and camaraderie.  This week, we head down
to Beals Point.  We'll start will a little uphill to warm up, then 
snake our way to the Lake.  Looks like relatively great weather.

Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31793252 (Beals Point 3)
Length:  28.3 mi miles, +1464' of climbing
Location: Flower Farm Café, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650
Start Time: 9:30
Pace: Training, full ride average 18+/- mph
Pace for the Formerly Fast Group is usually about  2 mph calmer

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: Social time over coffee after the ride.
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.

Beals Point 3 - 28.3 miles, elev +1,461'
0.1      Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
0.1      Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
1.2      Left -- King Rd
3.3      Left -- Val Verde Rd
6.0      Cont -- Wells Ave
7.5      Left -- Barton Rd
8.8      Right -- Cavitt Stallman Rd
11.2    Left -- Olive Ranch Rd
12.9    Cont -- Barton Rd
15.6    Left -- Oak Hill Dr
16.5    Cont -- Beals Point
17.0    Regroup at restrooms
17.0    Back towards Auburn Fols.
17.5    Cont -- Oak Hill Dr
17.6    Right -- Oak Leaf Way
18.5    Right -- Macduff Dr
18.8    Right -- Barton Rd
20.7    Right to stay on Barton Rd
21.7    Right -- Cavitt Stallman Rd
23.2    Left -- Laird Rd
24.5    Right -- Wells Ave
24.7    Wells becomes Val Verde
25.5    Right -- Dick Cook Rd
27.1    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
28.2    Left -- Flower Farm driveway
 
Dave B 9169470541
dba95604@gmail.com

Fun Friday Fri, Jan 24, 10:00am
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Where: Baked & Brewed Café, 958 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)


Please join me for a 10:00am Fun Friday ride tomorrow from Baked & Brewed in Auburn!  The route is 29 miles with 2400' of fun climbing!  This is not an official club ride, no sign in sheet, no sweep.  I will bring a dozen route sheets.  If you want the security of having one, you might want to print one for yourself.

Our fun side trip for tomorrow...The Ceronix Bird Sanctuary!!!  See you at Baked and Brewed at 10:00!
Monica  


Baked & Brewed Fun Friday 1/24/2020
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29534220  

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jan 25, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


Saturday's ride is hyper-optimistically called the Hot Day 20, just in case a rouge heat wave moves in.  But the weather geeks seem to think otherwise though. I will send out an email about 7:00 or so if any impending deluge looks too daunting.





The ride is 20+ casually paced miles with only 891' of climbing with steaming hot coffee waiting for the finishers at the Flower Farm Cafe. Please support our gracious hosts and thank them for letting us use their fabulous facilities. There are no restrooms or water along the way, except at the beginning & end, with perhaps a stray construction port-a-potty on Rutherford Canyon, if you dare.



I will sweep at the back of the peloton with the most leisurely paced riders. If you have not ridden for a while and need to shake off the winter blues and holiday fudge, this is your ride!



I'll see you out there at 9:30!


Tom Piette



https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28185567



Sundaze Sun, Jan 26, 9:30am
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Where: Griffith Quarry, 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)


Ride Name: Johnny Cash Bridge from Griffith Quarry
Time: 9:30am
Where: 7405 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn CA, CA

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: moderate

- Long Ride: 41 miles   2150 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11411814

Familiar roads thru Penryn, Loomis, and Granite Bay to Beals Pt. (rest stop), then the Johnny Cash Bridge Loop. There is a second rest stop at Granite Bay Park on the return trip.

Jeannie

Dave's Maze -Tuesday Ride Tue, Jan 28, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Speedway Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road, Newcastle, CA (map)

The Tuesday January 28 ride is on.  Wise Up and come out and ride a fun 21 mile ride with 1300 feet of climbing.  The ride starts at 9:30 from the Newcastle Park and Ride across the street from Denny"s coffee Shop on Newcastle Road.  There is a 20% of rain this morning so I will cancel the ride by 7;30 if it"s wet.  See you all in the am on Tuesday  

Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2873143

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Wednesday Ride Wed, Jan 29, 9:30am
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Where: Griffith Quarry Park & Museum, 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)

The weather should be good on Wednesday so come out for an enjoyable ride around the Newcastle area.  

Ride: Bald Hill Loop

Description: A loop around the Newcastle area including Bald Hill, Wise Rd, Virginiatown, Chili Hill etc

Length: 30 miles

Climbing: 2259’

Pace: Moderate

Terrain: hilly

Ridewithgps link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30039011

Start: Penryn Quarry

Time: 9:30am

 

Meet for coffee and chatter at Newcastle Produce after the ride

 

Cheers

Terry


Thursday Ride Thu, Jan 30, 9:30am
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Where: Railhead Park, 175 Pacific Ave, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)



Description:

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

Fast Friday Training Ride Fri, Jan 31, 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: (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, Feb 1, 9:30am
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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.

Sundaze Sun, Feb 2, 9:30am
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Where: Smart & Final Extra!, 2825 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)



Start: Smart & Final Parking Lot, 2825 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)
44.2 miles, 2400 ft of elevation
West down Mt. Vernon, over to McCourtney and on to visit zebras on Shamrock. South to McBean for a rest stop. Return via Baxter to N. Auburn.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28314669  

Doug Parks

Tuesday Ride Tue, Feb 4, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Speedway Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road, Newcastle, CA (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.

Ride Leader TPD

Wednesday Ride Wed, Feb 5, 9:30am
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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.


Which former coffee shop would you like to see back (under a new owner ) ?
Cafe Vista in Meadow Vista
Cool Beans in Cool
Trailhead Coffee in Penryn
Charlotte's Coffee in Loomis
McBean Coffee in Lincoln
Starbucks in Auburn-Maidu area
[ Please vote to see results ]

Be sure to visit our new

Poll Archive !!!

 


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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Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time:    6:00 pm
Where:  Bicycle Emporium - NEW LOCATION (map)

Don't miss this opportunity to improve your cycling skills by attending the Education Presentations coordinated by Charlie Fox.

Our January presentation on Nutrition for Cyclists will be held at Bicycle Emporium's new location - 437 Grass Valley Hwy Auburn (next to Fed Ex and Kelly Moore paint). Feel free to bring a light dish to share. Our presenter, Kristy Corah will have some samples of some of her nutritional treats as well.

Please let me know if you plan to attend so we can accommodate with chairs and treats. Email Charlie Fox at education@sfcyclists.org.


SFCC 10th Anniversary Kit is now
Open for Orders

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The order window is once again open for you to order the new SFCC jersey, jacket, shorts, arm warmers, etc. This is the special 10th anniversary kit already being worn by many members of the club.

The Voler link for ordering is: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/32594.

You will have until February 16th to place your order. Kit delivery will be roughly April 3rd. All orders will be sent to you, so no need to schedule a pick up.

If you have any questions regarding fit, etc., contact Linda and John Elgart at: Elgart@mac.com. You can also contact Voler directly for sizing questions at 800-644-4002.

Wearing this new kit, you will be “the cats pajamas” for sure!

More questions? Contact Yvonne Cooke at merchandise@sfcyclists.org.

Click here for large images of complete kit.

 

 

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)


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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 Charlie Fox at hikers@sfcyclists.org.

Hiking Group