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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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Tuesday Ride Tue, Nov 30, 9:00am
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Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (map)

Perfect weather to do this Tuesday ride starting at the Newcastle Park n Ride. This would be the last 9:00 am ride start for the year. I tried shaping the route to look like an escaping turkey in flight but failed miserably.  We will go down Geraldson, up Crater Hill to the fire station, meander down Wise through Ayers Holmes, get lost zig zagging though Wally Allen, Mount Pleasant, Fruitvale and Virginiatown before finding ourselves on the bottom of Ridge. It will be a 24.9 miles with 1631 feet of elevation. Route sheets will definitely be provided and lost riders will be swept back for coffee at Newcastle Produce.

25 MileTuesday Ride

Wednesday Ride-Dark Horse Wed, Dec 1, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park (map)

Ride Name: MVP - Dark Horse - Bell - CV Loop
Date: 12/1/2021
Time: 9:30 am
Where: Meadow Vista Park, Meadow Vista, CA

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 36. miles   3020 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/26825983

First ride of the season starting at 9:30. Dog Bar, Magnolia and Dark Horse to Regroup at Higgins Corner, then 49 and Bell Rd to regroup at Regional Park.  Return to Meadow Vista via Christian Valley.  Good riding weather forecast.

Keith Hallsten  9165321481
keithhallsten@gmail.com

Thursday Ride-Geisendorfer, Oh No! Thu, Dec 2, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Please ride with me on Thursday, December 2nd from Meadow Vista Park at 9:30. Let's go see if we can still make it up Geisendorfer after all the Thanksgiving treats. This route is 21 miles with 2038 feet of climbing. I'll have the ride roster, route sheets and I'll sweep. And as always, coffee, conversation and more treats at the Local Cafe after the ride. I hope to see you Thursday!

 "GEISENDORFER, OH NO! - A bike ride in Placer, CA (ridewithgps.com)


Ride safe! 

Carol Maynard
530-320-7811

All Pace Friday-Beals pt in a hurry Fri, Dec 3, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

The weather report calls for sunny with a high of 66 degrees on Friday. I am not sure how the rest of the country is doing, but it can't be any better, so let's ride.

Friday's All Pace ride is 27 miles with 1500 ft of climbing. It will start at 9:30am at the Flower Farm Cafe. This is a no sweep ride.

We'll ride down to Beal's Pt and then Doton's Pt, through the Walden Wood development back to Auburn Folsom road.

Coffee and conversation following the ride.

Routes · Ride with GPS

I  hope you can make it.

John Holt

Saturday Spintacular-Going for a stroll Sat, Dec 4, 9:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Hello SFCCers!

Well, you get Dennis and I again this week!  Looks like another great riding day, high of 61!  Next Saturday, high of 50 :>(

Please join us at 9:00, yes 9:00 for a stroll around Loomis, Penryn and Newcastle.  Please park in the 
gravel lot!  Arrive early and be ready for pedals down at 9:00!


Fast Friday 7 - group B


Fast Friday 7 - group B

23.6 mi, +929 ft. Bike ride in Placer County, CA



We will take Dick Cook instead  of going to Horseshoe Bar.  Will update on the route sheets!

Hope to see you there!

CHEERS!

Betty and Dennis

Sundaze-Cotherin Ranch Loop Sun, Dec 5, 9:30am
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Where: Safeway, 2207 Francisco Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, USA (map)

Join me Sunday Dec 5th for the favorite Cothrin Ranch loop.  We’ll meet at the Safeway shopping Center off of Francisco and Green Valley in El Dorado Hills for a 9:30am start. 2207 Francisco Drive. I’ll have route sheets and sweep the ride. The ride is 44 miles with 3879 feet of climbing.  Coffee at Starbucks post ride. Hope to see you there.

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32515808

 

 

Cheers,

Cathy A


Tuesday Ride Tue, Dec 7, 9:30am
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Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (map)

Ride Name: Newcastle Indian Hill Warm Up-Penryn Loo
Date: 12/7/2021
Time: 9:30 AM
Where: Park and Ride, Newcastle, CA

- Terrain: rolling    Pace: casual
- Long Ride: 23. miles   1573 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/38122083

No special conditions

Scott Thiede  19163655612
scott.tdd3@gmail.com

Notes for Ride Director:
Ride will be swept. Regroups at bottom of Shirland Tract and King Road. For some reason the fist two turns on Ride GPS are wrong so still need to fix on the ride sheet in Qvert.

Wednesday Ride Wed, Dec 8, 9:30am
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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.

Thursday Ride Thu, Dec 9, 9:30am
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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.

All Pace Friday Fri, Dec 10, 9:30am
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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, Dec 11, 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.

Second Saturday Enduro-Bike trail slalom Sat, Dec 11, 9:30am
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Where: not determined (map)


Our final monthly installment of the Saturday Enduro ride for 2021will be December 11 along the familiar American River Bike Trail, aka Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail.

We’ll start from the Granite Bay area for a jaunt down the river with your biking buddies. Enjoy the lack of automobiles, beware of unpredictable pedestrians, and contemplate why the trail is memorialized in the name of a man who never rode a bike.

Time and starting location will be announced closer to the ride date.

 

Robin Newell



Sundaze Sun, Dec 12, 9:30am
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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.

 


 

A Special Thanks to our Supporters

A-Town Bikes Victory Velo Bicycle Emporium

Visit these Auburn bike shops and receive SFCC member discounts on merchandise.

A-town Bikes - 943 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Victory Velo Bike Shop - 835 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Bicycle Emporium - 437 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn

 

 

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Holiday Mixer

Where: Victory Velo (map)
When: Friday, December 10th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Save the date for the 2021 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.

Sonja Conklin from AirMed will give us and overview of their insurance available @ 7pm. She will also have brochures and offer a discount to those in attendance. After her presentation there is a good possibility of a contest and entertainment.

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

Please RSVP (register) by Thursday, December 9th (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.


Where: Bicycle Emporium
When: Thursday, December 16th
Time: 6:000 pm

Come one, Come all to our next training session on how to ride more efficiently. This clinic is designed for riders of all levels. Presented by John Holt and Ed Keller.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
When to upshift and downshift
Cadence
When to stand
Pedal Rotation
AND MORE!!

 

Please RSVP as space is limited. Check your SFCC group email for invitaion.

. If you have questions contact Charlie Fox at education@sfcyclists.org


Poker Ride Text

Date:  Saturday, January 1st, 2022
Time:    TBD
Where:  Casque Winery (next to the Flower Farm Café) (map)

Save the date for our annual Poker Ride and pot luck social. More info to come as we finalize our plans so stay tuned.

 

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