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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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Saturday Spintacular-Rattlesnake and Penryn Sat, Jul 31, 8:00am

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

Join me for a nice Saturdaze ride this Saturday (7/31). We'll leave the Flower Farm Cafe at 8:00am and ride down to Rattlesnake bar boat ramp, and then up to Penryn. About 22 miles and 1,500 ft of climbing. Coffee (or a cold beverage) and conversation afterwards.

Hope you can make it.

John Holt

Routes · Ride with GPS

Sundaze-Bitney Springs Sun, Aug 1, 8:00am

Where: Western Gateway Park, 18560 Penn Valley Dr, Penn Valley, CA 95946, USA (map)

Sunday's ride starts at 8:00am at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. Here is the route: WGP, Bitney, NC, Rough & Ready

The bike route planner program says a start temp of 75 degrees and a downhill finish of 90 degrees. Gentle winds out of the west.

Water and bathrooms will be available at mile 18.7 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City; over 1/2 of the climbing will be done by then. If you need additional water, there is a mini mart at mile 33 (not an official stop).

A huge thank you to Katherine Thompson for pre-riding some of the course for me and advising a few changes to improve the route.

I hope to see you Sunday! Kathy

WGP, Bitney, NC, Rough & Ready

Tuesday Ride-Clos Du Lac Tue, Aug 3, 8:00am

Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (map)      

Come out and ride a fun 18 miler from Newcastle Park and ride starting at 8am.  We'll ride down to Clos Du Lac, circle Sterling Point and then back up to the park & ride for coffee.  See you all in the am on Tuesday. 

Wed. Ride- Johnny Cash trail Wed, Aug 4, 8:00am

Where: Griffith Quarry Park & Museum, 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn, CA 95663, USA (map)

I've heard interest in a little easier ride this coming Wednesday and that sounds good to me so I've picked one I think most people like. We'll ride from the Quarry in Penryn to the Johnny Cash trail and back.  According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday is going to be a little cooler, with a starting temperature just below 70 and a high about finish time in the low 80's.  There's water and restrooms at Beals Point at mile 11.8 on the way out and mile 21.1 on the return.
Don't worry about the very sudden drop and climb in the elevation map--both are glitches in the software--really!   I'll have route sheets available and will sweep so no one gets left behind. I hope you can join me.

Start at the Quarry in Penryn at 8:00.

Griffith Quarry to Johnny Cash trail

Thursday Ride-Christian Valley in & out Thu, Aug 5, 8:00am

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

Join me this Thursday for an 8 am roll-out from Meadow Vista Park.  We're doing 21-miles with 1,800' of climbing.  I'll sweep.

Route is here:

Here is the cue sheet if you want to print your own.  I'll bring some with me of course.

Vista Thursday #8, Christian Valley in and out. - 21.2 miles
0.1      Exit Park and Right on Meadow Vista Road.
0.3      Right -- Placer Hills Rd
1.7      Right -- Pinewood Way
1.9      Right -- Bancroft Rd
3.1      Right -- Christian Valley Rd
4.3      Left -- Gregg Way
4.6      Right -- Allen Dr
4.9      Left -- Gayle Ln
5.9      Left -- Stanley Dr
6.4      Left -- Kimo Way
6.7      Right -- Kenneth Way
7.0      Left -- Virginia Dr
7.3      Left -- Moss Rock Dr
7.4      Right -- Wasatch Dr
8.0      Left -- Moss Rock Dr
8.2      Right -- Blue Grass Dr
8.4      Left -- Dry Creek Rd   Regroup here
11.0    Left -- Shadow Rock Dr
12.1    Walk bike around gate -- Ponderex Rd. Cont on Ponderex.
12.7    Right -- Gregg Way, Regroup here.
12.8    Right -- Christian Valley Rd

15.0    Left -- Lake Arthur Rd
Regroup at Oliver's Store18.8    Left -- Meadow Gate Rd/Shrimp Rd
20.7    Left -- Placer Hills Rd
21.0    Right -- Meadow Vista Rd

All Pace Friday-Rattlesnake to the lake Fri, Aug 6, 8:00am

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

This Friday we will meet once again at the Flower Farm for an 8 am start. 
  It might be warm so heads up.
  We have a 23.2-mile course with 1,205 of climbing. 
  There will be a sign-in sheet as usual.
  I will have ride sheets as well.

  Rattlesnake to the Lake
  Rattlesnake to the Lake - 23.2 miles

0.0      Left -- Flower Farm
0.0      Right -- Horseshoe Bar Road
0.1      Left -- Auburn Folsom Road
2.5      Right -- Newcastle Road
3.5      Right -- Rattlesnake Road
6.9      Right -- Rattlesnake Road
8.5      Left -- Shirland Tract Road
8.5      Left -- Auburn Folsom Road
8.6      Left -- Auburn Folsom Road
10.0    Right -- Newcastle Road
11.4    Left -- Gilardi Road
12.6    Left -- Gilardi Road
13.2    Right -- Rock Springs Road
14.5    Left -- Swetzer Road
16.5    Keep Left -- Swetzer Road
16.6    Left -- Swetzer Road
16.9    Left -- King Road
18.4    Right -- Val Verde Road
20.4    Left -- Dick Cook Road
22.0    Left -- Auburn Folsom Road
23.1    Left -- Flower Farm

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Aug 7, 8:00am

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, Aug 8, 8:00am

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, Aug 10, 8:00am

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, Aug 11, 8:00am

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, Aug 12, 8:00am

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, Aug 13, 8:00am

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


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Memorial Ride 2021

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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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SFCC Apparel Order Window is Open


The order window is once again open for you to order the new SFCC jersey, jacket, shorts, arm warmers, etc. This is the special 10th anniversary kit already being worn by many members of the club.

The Voler link for ordering is:

You will have until August 2nd to place your order for a September 10th ship date. If you’re interested in lighter weight fabrics, here's your opportunity to order items such as the Velocity Ascent Jersey, perfect for hot conditions (climbing/summer), sun protector sleeves and/or a sleeveless jersey. All orders will be sent to you, so no need to schedule a pick up.

If you have any questions regarding fit, etc., contact Linda and John Elgart at: You can also contact Voler directly for sizing questions at 800-644-4002.

More questions? Contact Yvonne Cooke at

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