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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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All Pace Friday-Cruising around town Fri, Sep 24, 8:30am

Where: (map)

 All Pace Friday is coming up. This Friday we will start at 8:30 am at the Flower Farm in Loomis. 23.4 miles of riding with 1339 feet of climbing. 
  The weather looks really good and let's hope the air stays clear.
  I will have ride sheets and a sign-in form for all. 
  Coffee and chat afterward.

Cruising Around Town - 23.4 miles

0.1      Right toward Horseshoe Bar Rd
0.1      Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
0.2      Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
1.2      Left -- King Rd
1.3      Right -- Brennans Rd
3.7      Left -- Newcastle Rd
5.4      Left -- Old State Hwy
5.7      Left -- Taylor Rd
6.7      Right -- Callison Rd
8.0      Left -- Clark Tunnel Rd
8.4      Left -- English Colony Way
8.5      Right -- Orange Dr
8.6      Left -- Flint Way
8.7      Right -- English Colony Way
8.8      Right -- Rippey Rd
11.2    Cont -- Taylor Rd
11.3    Left -- King Rd
12.7    Right -- Val Verde Rd
15.5    Val Verde Rd becomes Wells Ave
17.0    Right -- Barton Rd
17.4    Right -- Rutherford Canyon Rd
18.7    Left -- Laird Rd
20.0    Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
23.4    Right – Flower Farm

Bob Montuori

Saturday Spintacular-Both sides (of I80) now Sat, Sep 25, 8:30am

Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Please join Karen and I for a nice Saturday ride.
The weather looks spintactular, with a cool morning and warm afternoon.

8:30 am start. 22.5 miles with 1100 ft of climbing, starting and finishing at the Flower Farm Cafe.

 I hope you can make it.

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Sundaze-Robinson (not so) Flat Sun, Sep 26, 8:30am

Where: Foresthill Rd & Michigan Bluff Rd, California 95631, USA (map)

Ride Name: robinson flat
Date: sept. 26, 2021
Time: 8:30
Where: corner of Foresthill Rd and Michigan Bluff Rd, Baker Ranch, CA

- Terrain: severe Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 47 miles 4800 ft. climbing

Join me this Sunday for a ride up to Robinson Flat, at 6,800'. Park on left side of road at intersection of Foresthill Rd and Michigan Bluff Rd. Bring plenty of water, because you never know if the pump at the top is working.

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Tuesday Ride - Wise Up Tue, Sep 28, 8:30am

Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (map)

Come out On Tuesday for a fun 21 mile ride from the Newcastle Park and Ride The "Wise Up" ride starts at 8:30. with 1300 feet of climbing The weather looks good so be sure not to miss this fun ride.  See you on Tuesday in the AM. 

 Dave Hays

Wed. Ride - Magnolia - Colfax - Canyon - Crother Wed, Sep 29, 8:30am

Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 33. miles  2822 ft. climbing

A favorite foothills ride through Christian Valley, up 49 to a regroup at Starbucks by Combie.  East on Magnolia and Dog Bar, north on Placer Hills to S. Colfax, return via Canyon, Applegate, Crother and Placer Hills Rd.

Keith Hallsten  9165321481

Thur. Ride - Railhead-English Colony-King-Indian Hill Thu, Sep 30, 8:30am

Where: Railhead Park, 175 Pacific Ave, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

Greetings. Last Thursday of the month so our ride start from Railhead Park in Auburn. This is a no drop ride and I will be sweeping this 28.5 mile with 1595 feet of elevation change. We will go down Indian Hill, English Colony, King and back up Indian Hill. There will be route sheets provided. Post ride at Baked n Brewed.


All Pace Friday Fri, Oct 1, 8:30am

Where: (map)

All pace ride. Riders ride at their own pace or form groups riding a similar pace.
Approximately 25 miles
No sweep

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Oct 2, 8:30am

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.

Sundaze Sun, Oct 3, 8:30am

Where: Various (map)

Our Sunday rides are at least 40 miles in length, giving moderate level riders the chance to ride a little further than our average distance. You'll find some rides that are flattish and some that are killer hilly. The average pace of the Sunday rides varies hugely based on the distance and the amount of climb. The start location of this ride varies weekly, so check the calendar.

Tuesday Ride Tue, Oct 5, 8:30am

Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (map)

Tuesday rides are variable, depending on who leads and who shows up. Generally, the climbing is kept under 2000 feet (usually even less), and the distance is 18-25 miles. Often times, there are no regroups due to the short distances offered. This ride's start location currently starts at the Newcastle Park & Ride

Wednesday Ride Wed, Oct 6, 8:30am

Where: Various (map)

Wednesday rides are the most aggressive rides of the week (26-40 miles) and are fairly hilly. Currently, this ride usually starts out of Meadow Vista Park in Meadow Vista. However, always check the calendar for a different start location.

Thursday Ride Thu, Oct 7, 8:30am

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.



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Almost Summer BBQ

Date:   Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location:   Recreation Park in Auburn (map)
Tentative Schedule:

8:30 to 10:00 - rides start
11:30 - Appetizers
12:00 - BBQ and potluck
1:30 - Cleanup and take down

Our Ride Director, John Holt, has three fun routes for us:

8:30 am: 41.5 miles with 2123 feet of climb RidewithGPS 31151488
9:00 am: 31.4 miles with 1929 feet of climb RidewithGPS 24140505
10:00 am: 19 miles with 1319 feet of climb RidewithGPS 24312654

Please arrive about 20 minutes early to park, sign in, and get your route sheet.

After ride potluck:  potluck

Appetizers: 11:30 am  BBQ: 1200-130 pm.  Please bring a salad, dessert,  or  appetizer, or dish of your choice to share. SFCC will provide burgers and veggie burgers and sodas.  

Please RSVP by 10/5 via club email (already sent out).

Please no alcohol or glass containers allowed under the conditions of our permit.

ghost bike

Barbara Crowell
Ghost Bike at Flower Farm

The next time you are at the Flower Farm, check out the ghost bike w/ angel rider in memory of Barbara Crowell. The sculpture is nestled in the garden area near the main entrance off Horseshoe Bar Rd. The ghost bike was built and donated by local artist and former SFCC VP Joe Hernandez.

What a beautiful way to remember Barbara who tragically died in a bike/auto accident near Forest Hill Bridge. Many thanks to Joe to help make the Flower Farm a special place for SFCC riders to visit.

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