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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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FAST FRIDAY Fri, Feb 17, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

-RideWithGPS Route
Distance: 26.3 miles
Climbing: 1100 feet

This 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, without breaks, to keep up our heart rates.
We can have a B group if there is interest at ride time.
Expected average speed: A group 17+ and the B group 15 +/- mph. NOTE this is ride AVERAGE including stops and hills.

There are many shortcuts available on this route, so if you loose the group, take a short cut and ride the route backwards until you see the gang a'comin'. Review the course to know your options fro shortcutting. If the weather turns, we're never too far from the coffee house.

Please be aware that you can ride the route at whatever speed feels good to you; you don't need to stay with or catch the group and we'll be hanging out at the coffee house for quite a while after - the ultimate regroup.

As always, please plan to stay for coffee and conversation at the Cafe.

Lezley and Dave Beals

SPINTACULER SATURDAY Sat, Feb 18, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

We will depart from Flower Farm Nursery at 9:30am for a nice counterclockwise jaunt around all of Loomis. Hoping for a dry day. I will be sweeping the ride and route sheets will be provided.
Distance is a somewhat longish 25.4 miles but only 938 feet of climbing. Stay for hot coffee and warm conversation after the ride.

-RideWithGPS Route

Ingrid Gennity

Sundaze Sun, Feb 19, 9:30am
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Where: To be determined (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).

Kathy Welch 530-906-5571
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday Ride Tue, Feb 21, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (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. Coffee and conversation afterwards.

Ray Jarman 916-765-8177
rjarman@surewest.net

AUBURN CIRCUIT Wed, Feb 22, 9:30am
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Where: Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Dr, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

Ride Name: Auburn Circuit
Date: 2/8/17
Time: 0930
Where: Recreation Park, Auburn, CA

- Terrain: rolling Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 34 miles 2600 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 271761

We'll try a start at Recreation park with a moderate ride through the Auburn area. Coffee and conversation at Baked and Brewed afterward.

Keith Hallsten
keithhallsten@gmail.com

THURSDAY RIDE Thu, Feb 23, 9:30am
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Where: behind Victory Velo (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, Feb 24, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

-RideWithGPS Route
Distance: 26.3 miles
Climbing: 1100 feet

This 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, without breaks, to keep up our heart rates.
We can have a B group if there is interest at ride time.
Expected average speed: A group 17+ and the B group 15 +/- mph. NOTE this is ride AVERAGE including stops and hills.

There are many shortcuts available on this route, so if you loose the group, take a short cut and ride the route backwards until you see the gang a'comin'. Review the course to know your options fro shortcutting. If the weather turns, we're never too far from the coffee house.

Please be aware that you can ride the route at whatever speed feels good to you; you don't need to stay with or catch the group and we'll be hanging out at the coffee house for quite a while after - the ultimate regroup.

As always, please plan to stay for coffee and conversation at the Cafe.

Lezley and Dave Beals

SPINTACULAR SATURDAY Sat, Feb 25, 9:30am
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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.

-RideWithGPS Route

Wigbert Sy
wiglaura@yahoo.com

Monticello Dam-Cardiac Hill-Tandem Hill Sun, Feb 26, 9:30am
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Where: Main Street, Main St, Winters, CA 95694, USA (map)

This is a classic climbing ride for many Davis area cyclists. There are three main uphill sections: Monticello dam, over 'Cardiac', and then 'Tandem Hill'.

True elevation gain is about 2,500'. Climbing is mostly under 8%.
Distance: 40.5 miles
Climbing: 2530 feet
-RideWithGPS Route

For additional miles, Monica will be sweeping this counterclockwise loop.
To recap...All riders will do the first 22 miles of this route :
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/355543
Distance: 63.0 miles
Climbing: 3035 feet
-RideWithGPS Route
Then the shorter ride will turn around and be swept by the ride leaders (Wig & Laura). The long ride (63 miles) will turn left onto 121 and that group of riders will be swept by Monica.

Laura and Wig Sy
wiglaura@yahoo.com

Tuesday Ride Tue, Feb 28, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (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. Coffee and conversation afterwards.

Dave Hays
busterdavehays@gmail.com

Which one of the following is definitely NOT a road cycling myth?
Wearing a helmet makes your head hotter than if you didn't wear one.
You can ruin your tires if you ship your bike on an airplane without removing the air.
You can break a bike lock with liquefied gas and a hammer.
It takes less effort to ride a bike with thin (23mm) tires vs. thicker (25mm) tires.
You're more likely to have a fatal accident per hour of cycling vs. driving a vehicle.
Tires with a tread will perform better on wet roads vs. bald tires.
Steel frames go "dead" after prolonged use.
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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 Kathy Welch at hikers@sfcyclists.org.

Hiking Group

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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: Ed O'Connell
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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