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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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Spintacular Saturday Sat, Sep 24, 8:30am
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Where: Trailhead Bike Shop, 2210 Taylor Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)

Sept 3, 17, and 24 we will ride from Trailhead Bike Shop in Penryn! Jerry will be open at 7:45 to allow bathroom use. He will provide coffee afterward for a donation! Trailbars and drinks inside for purchase. He has seating out back for about 16, bring your camp chair for additional seating.

Cycling 103 Sun, Sep 25, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Ride Name: Sun #103
Date: 9/25/16
Time: 8:30AM
Where: Flower Farm, Loomis, CA

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 17 miles 700 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 12703216

This is a gentle ride with no drops, frequent regroups and social. We will have a short class prior to our ride. You may RSVP on our website. Let's have fun!
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12703216


Chuck Craig 916-757-5110
cbcraig2@netzero.net

Sudzday Sun, Sep 25, 8:30am
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Where: Historic Loomis Train Depot Plaza, Taylor Road, Loomis, CA (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 45 miles 2150 ft. climbing

Ride with GPS route # 16718942

That's not a typo for the ride name. We will finish our ride at the new brewpub, LBB GastroPub and SmokeHouse, that took the place of Charlotte's Coffee/Wild Chicken in Loomis.

The ride is 45 miles and goes up toward Camp Far West with a rest stop at McBean Park on the way back. Please note it is 36 miles from the ride start to the Park with no bathrooms or water in between. Several shortcut options available.

LBB opens at 11:30 at about the time we finish our ride so we can get in and beat the crowds.

Larry Merlo
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

Tuesday Intermediate Ride Tue, Sep 27, 8:30am
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Where: Newcastle Produce, 9230 Cypress, Newcastle, CA (map)

The Tuesday Sept. 27 ride is on from Newcastle Produce Parking lot. The ride starts at 8;30 and we will be doing 23.2 miles. We'll go down Geraldson Road, wind our way over to Vingininiation road with that new smooth surface then take Gold Hill Road over to Ridge Road and back to Newcastle for coffee. See you in the am. D Hays

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Tour de Meadow Vista Wed, Sep 28, 8:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Ride Name: Tour de Meadow Vista Area
Date: 9/28/16
Time: 8.30am
Where: Meadow Vista Park, Meadow Vista, CA

- Terrain: hilly Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 33 miles 3200 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 14114887

Come and enjoy this ride discovering the Meadow Vista area.

Terry Poore 6502451200
terrypoore@gmail.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Sep 29, 8:30am
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Where: Victory Velo Bike Shop, Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA, United States. Park behind the shop on Magnolia Ave (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

FAST FRIDAY Fri, Sep 30, 8:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Ride Name: Friday Training Ride
Date: 9/2/2016
Time: 8:30
Where: Flower Farm, Loomis, CA

- Terrain: hilly Pace: training
- Long Ride: 26 miles 1235 ft. climbing
- Medium Ride: 25 miles 1175 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 16148543

Out to Beals Point, brisk pace, no sweep, regroups not planned but soft-pedalling to keep group together - pace about 18+mph

Dave/Lezley

Spintacular Saturday Sat, Oct 1, 8:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 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.

Sundaze Sun, Oct 2, 8:30am
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Where: varies (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).

Jan Van Waarden

Cycling 101 Sun, Oct 2, 8:30am
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Where: Historic Loomis Train Depot Plaza, 3640 Taylor Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Cycling 101
WhenSun, October 2, 8:30am
WhereHistoric Loomis Train Depot Plaza, 3640 Taylor Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)
DescriptionCycling 101 is an introductory ride. Usually, we have a small group and the pace is casual. Ride leaders will sweep and there are several stops to re-group. A brief pre-ride clinic on cycling skills, safety, and health will start at 8:15am.
Route: Loomis Basin 18.5 mi, + 662 ft of climb.

ridewithgps.com /routes/9661176
-RideWithGPS Route
Please RSVP by sending an Email to: ride101@sfcycli sts.org

Ride Leader: Rudy Dressendorfer

Tuesday Intermediate Ride Tue, Oct 4, 8:30am
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Where: Newcastle Produce, 9230 Cypress, Newcastle, CA (map)

Casual to moderate pace to allow people to ride the pace they are comfortable with. Ride leaders will sweep course. Several regroups along the route. 18 to 25 miles with a bit of climbing, but not too much.

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

Wednesday Rides Wed, Oct 5, 8:30am
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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.

Larry Matz

Thursday Rides Thu, Oct 6, 8:30am
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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.

Ron Davidson
530-878-0184

CAC Fit Award

Art Chappell of the CACFit atletic club, a long time sponsor of the SFCC, receives a "classic" jersey award from Jan Van Waardenberg, Larry Matz, and Joe Hernandez. The Jersey is on display at the club.


 

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Autumn Camp

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Autumn Camp

What:
Four days of biking & hiking in the Sonoma/Guerneville area.

When:
Monday, October 10th - Arrival day
Tuesday through Friday - Scheduled rides
Saturday, October 15th - Departure

Where:  
Sonoma County, CA

Autumn Camp will be in the northern coastal area: Sonoma County, with beautiful Fall riding on roads in and around Guerneville, Monte Rio, Healdsburg, Occidental, Cazadero, and along the coast. We'll have options for riders of all abilities from easy to moderate and more challenging rides along some of the same roads Levi's Gran Fondo travels including the beautiful and iconic Kings Ridge. The Gran Fondo describes Kings Ridge this way: "From the damp redwood forests at the base of King Ridge to the 360-degree panoramas at the butcher knife-thin top, this is the stuff of memory. And if you think the climbs are amazing, the descents down Hauser Bridge Road and Meyers Grade will stay with you for the rest of your days." It really is one of the best but only one of the many routes we can take through the area's deep redwood forests to the rugged Northern coast. We're in the process of developing ride, camping, motel and other details and will forward those in the next few weeks but for now:

Autumn Camp leaders: Jeannie Ennis & Larry Matz

Click here for more info and route details

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SFCC Apparel

Interested in the wearing the latest Club kit? These cool garments can be purchased anytime thru the Jackroo website at: http://shop.jakroo.com/Sierra-Foothills-Cycling-Club.

Please note our new jersey design includes "Auburn, CA" on the front and back sides.

Contact our merchandise manager, Ken Wilson, at merchandise@sfcyclists.org for any questions you may have regarding club apparel.


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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: Jan Jacobson
Cycling 103: Chuck Craig

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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