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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 - Newcastle Loomis Loop Tue, Jan 18, 9:30am
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Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (map)

This Tuesday's ride is looking good weather wise and will include a nice warm up climb up Indian Hill Rd.  The route has a few tricky sections including Crockett, Rim View Circle, and Wayland.  

22.5 miles, 1447 ft. of climbing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3765054 


See you there,


Larry Merlo

Newcastle Loomis Loop - 22.5 miles
0.2      Left -- Old State Hwy
0.4      Right -- Newcastle Rd
0.6      Left -- Indian Hill Rd
2.9      Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
3.2      Right -- Southridge Dr
3.3      Left -- Grayhorse Dr
3.4      Right -- Shirland Tract Rd
3.9      Left -- Crockett Rd
4.6      Right -- Andregg Rd
4.8      Left -- Shirland Tract Rd
5.8      Right -- Rim View Cir
5.9      Right to stay on Rim View Cir
6.4      Right -- Shirland Tract Rd
7.1      Left -- Rattlesnake Rd
8.6      Right -- Newcastle Rd
9.7      Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
13.3    Right -- Dick Cook Rd
14.9    Right -- Val Verde Rd
15.5    Left -- Wayland Rd
16.2    Left -- Val Verde Rd
17.6    Left -- King Rd
17.8    Right -- Penryn Rd
19.2    Right -- Taylor Rd
21.9    Right -- Old State Hwy
22.2    Right -- Newcastle Rd
   Leader Cell:  916-384-5949

Wednesday Ride-Garden Bar Wed, Jan 19, 9:30am
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Where: Newcastle P&R (map)

Your regularly scheduled Wednesday ride leader is unable to attend this week so I am stepping in as a substitute dispenser of fun and fitness. We will ride from Newcastle out to the very end of Garden Bar Road. Weather forecast looks favorable. Be ready for lots of green and a few classic hill climbs. Please note that this route has no facilities for relief or refill so consider an extra water bottle and leave your modesty at home.

Ride starts from Newcastle Park & Ride at 9:30AM

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26429780

miles 35.7 with 2957 ft of elevation gain

Hope to see you there.

Merrill
916-705-5866

Thursday Ride Thu, Jan 20, 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, Jan 21, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Hello All SFCC Riders,

Please join me for a 9:30 AM Start from the Flower Farm in Loomis.

Our ride will be FRIDAY CLARK TUNNEL GLENVIEW.

Here is the RidewithGP'S course for downloading:

 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37730863 

Friday clark tunnel Glenview - 26.4 miles, 1,995 vertical

0.1      Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
0.1      Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
1.4      Right -- Dick Cook Rd
3.0      Right -- Val Verde Rd
5.0      Left -- King Rd
6.5      Right -- Swetzer Rd
8.9      Right -- English Colony Way
9.1      Left -- Clark Tunnel Rd
10.1    Left to stay on Clark Tunnel Rd
11.1    Make a U-turn
12.0    Right to stay on Clark Tunnel Rd
12.7    Left -- Callison Rd
14.0    Left -- Taylor Rd
15.0    Right -- Old State Hwy
15.3    Right -- Newcastle Rd
15.7    Left -- Glenview Rd
17.0    Right -- Indian Hill Rd
18.3    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
18.5    Right -- Southridge Dr
18.6    Left -- Grayhorse Dr
18.8    Right -- Shirland Tract Rd
20.0    Right to stay on Shirland Tract Rd
21.3    Left -- Rattlesnake Rd
22.8    Right -- Newcastle Rd
23.9    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
26.3    Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd

   Leader Cell:  Don Baldwin (916) 205-9394

I will provide Route Sheets and Sign In documentation.

Enlightening conversation with coffee/pastries are available afterward at the Flower Farm.

I hope to see you all of you there for a fun & safe ride.

Please let me know if you have any questions?
 
Don Baldwin
916-205-9394

Saturday Spintacular-Rock & Rattlesnake soup Sat, Jan 22, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Join us at 9:30 at the Flower Farm for a ride down to Folsom Lake so we can check out rising water. Rock & Rattlesnake Soup will take us around Loomis for 22.1 miles with 1,475’ of climbing. This ride is a bit more challenging than our usual Saturday ride, but I think most riders can do it if they take their time. Of course, the out and back section down to the lake is optional. I will ride at the back of the pack and assist with any mechanical issues.



The café is not open until 9:00 so there are no restrooms or water available at the start. However, restrooms are available at mile 7 at the lake and a port-a-potty at mile 14 at the Griffith Quarry.



After the ride, we will kick back and enjoy some coffee and conversation at the Flower Farm Café. Please say thank you to our hosts by making a purchase or two at the café.







Joe Fredrickson



Rock & Rattlesnake Soup   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35781547

Sundaze-Just Baxter Sun, Jan 23, 9:30am
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Where: Griffith Quarry Park & Museum, 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)

Ride Name: Just Baxter
Date: 1/23/2022
Time: 9:30am
Where: Griffith Quarry, Penryn CA, CA

- Terrain: hilly    Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 39 miles   2625 ft. climbing
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/38385642

Out to McBean via Virginiatown, return Fruitvale and Baxter.

Roger Cox  530-320-6735
aynroger@sebastiancorp.net

Tuesday Ride Tue, Jan 25, 9:30am
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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, Jan 26, 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, Jan 27, 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, Jan 28, 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, Jan 29, 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.

Sundaze Sun, Jan 30, 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.

 


 

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Bishop camp

Where: Bishop, CA (map)
When: June 20th thru June 24th

Our Summer Camp Committee is working to make 2022 a memorable one with a four day road cycling camp based in Bishop in the Eastern Sierras. Mark your calendars and make necessary reservations soon.

Please note membership with SFCC is required to attend.

Click here for details and the latest info

Endure Series

The 2022 Enduro Ride Series will kick off for its third year!! What is an Enduro ride you might ask? It is a 60+ mile ride held once a month on the 2nd Saturday of each month. It is a chance for our great team of ride leaders to host their favorite long and challenging adventure rides!

Please note this is a tentative schedule as exact dates and locations may change according to weather and various conditions. Check our club calendar for times and details as we approach the ride dates.

January 8 Winters-Berryessa Loop
February 12 Camp Far West Loop
March 12 Metric Sierra Century
April 9 Levi's Granfondo Routes 2022
May 14 French Meadows Loop
June 11 TBD
July 9 Petaluma-Dillon Beach
August 13 Truckee
September 10 Chico Wildflower
October 8 Mt. Diablo
November 12 Best of Foxy's
December 10 Folsom Lake Loop

Questions about the series? Contact Monica Pappas at
membership@sfcyclists.org .