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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-Coyotes and Back Thu, Oct 14, 8:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

My riding buddies (Jan, Wayne and Don) and I are signed up to do Foxy's Fall !00 miler on Saturday, October 16th. So for this weeks Thursday Ride, my goal is to do an easy, not a whole lot of climbing ride. I believe I've found a ride that fits perfectly! This ride is18.2 miles with 1437 feet of climbing.

Vista Thursday #6, To the Coyotes and Back - A bike ride in Meadow Vista, California (ridewithgps.com)

Please join me on Thursday, October 14th at 8:30 AM at Meadow Vista Park. As always, this is a casually paced ride with regroups and I will sweep. The weather has turned a bit cooler and can be downright cold in Meadow Vista. Please dress accordingly. And I'll have "corrected" route sheets. 

Coffee and treats at The Local Cafe after the ride.

I hope to see you Thursday!

Carol Maynard
530-320-7811

All Pace Friday Fri, Oct 15, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

The route is called Dick Cook Twice and is a 26.6 mile and only 1223 feet of climbing. Most of the hard parts are right in the beginning so it does get more manageable as you tire. The steepest ascent is no more than 4% so that the ride leader can hopefully still see the front. There will be numerous places to take shortcuts if one so chooses. Route sheets will be provided. There will be no sweeping involved. Food and drinks will be provided as well as conversation and camaraderie. Just line up with your mask and put your order in and they will provide as soon as your payment clears.



<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/routes/37764437/">-RideWithGPS Route</a>

If you can't lead a ride, the next best thing would be to show up and ride. Hope to see all of you this Friday.

Wig

Second Saturday Enduro-Grizzly Peak Metric Sat, Oct 16, 9:00am
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Where: 520 Center Ave Martinez, CA (map)

Please join me on Saturday October 16 for a classic Bay Area ride. We will do a variation on the Grizzly Peak metric century. The ride will start in Martinez to save you a little drive time but you'll still get to experience the remoteness of the Briones backcountry, the majestic redwoods of the Moraga Canyon, the breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay from Skyline Blvd, and a close-up view (and smell) of where your gasoline comes from along petroleum alley on the shores of west Contra Costa County.


When: Saturday October 16, start time 9:00AM

Where: 520 Center Ave Martinez, CA- a shopping center parking lot with a Nob Hill Market, CVS, & Starbucks

What: The Grizzly Peak metric century, 69 miles and 5800 ft of elevation

The Grizzly Route- Martinez to Moraga (#37528309)




Saturday Spintacular-Rattlesnake snake ramp Sat, Oct 16, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

It looks like Saturday will be Spintacular, so let's go for a ride!
We'll first ride down to Rattlesnake boat ramp and look at the level of the.....weeds.
Then it'll be up to Penryn, through Newcastle (Gem of the Foothills) and back to Flower Farm.
We'll start pedalling at 9:00am. 

22 miles
1500 ft of climbing

Hope to see you there. 

John Holt




Routes · Ride with GPS

Sundaze Sun, Oct 17, 9:00am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee Roasters, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

Join me for EZ Sunday ride in perfect weather ! Water and restrooms about halfway. I'll sweep.
Leave Depoe Bay at 9am
41 miles, with 2300'
Roger Cox
530-320-6735

Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 41 miles   2300 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2717530

Tuesday Ride Tue, Oct 19, 9:00am
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Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (map)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4909866  Looks like rain later next week, so you better come out and do a fun 19 miler from the Newcastle Park & Ride starting at 9am.We will be riding on all those "smooth roads" on the North side so you don"t to miss this ride!!  See you all at 9am on Tuesday.  Dave Hays, the BBQ king. 

Wednesday Ride Wed, Oct 20, 9:00am
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Where: Holiday Market, 5030 Ellinghouse Dr, Cool, CA 95614, USA (map)

Ride Name: Cool to Rattlesnake Bar 
Date: 10/20/2021
Time: 9:00 am 
Where: Holiday Market, Cool, CA 
 
- Terrain: hilly    Pace: casual 
- Long Ride: 32 miles   3500 ft. climbing
 
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2968630 
 
Cherry Acres then a short stretch on Hwy 49 before we go all the way down Rattlesnake Bar Rd to Folsom Lake (east side).  Rest stop at boatramp, tour campground, then return back up Rattlesnake Bar Rd, then Hwy 49 back to Cool. 
Cathy Armstrong

Thursday Ride Thu, Oct 21, 9:00am
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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.

All Pace Friday-Indian Hill Fri, Oct 22, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

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

Routes · Ride with GPS

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Oct 23, 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.

Sundaze Sun, Oct 24, 9:00am
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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 26, 9:00am
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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 27, 9:00am
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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.

 


 

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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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