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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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FAST FRIDAY Fri, Jan 13, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

join us for a fast paced, fun, 90 minute (+/-) workout, and camaraderie on Fridays for the month of January.
Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph depending on climbs (could be a second slower group depending on who shows)
Sweep: not swept, very brief regroups just to keep together, not to rest
Terrain: rolling
Goal: ride in a paceline, working together to maximize energy, everyone should take a turn pulling, keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride
Start Time: 9:30
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

-RideWithGPS Route

26 miles, 1245'
Cue Sheet is attached for you to print/share; I will have copies at the sign-in.
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 18+ and the B group 16 +/- 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.

Lezlie and Dave Beals

SPINTACULAR SATURDAY Sat, Jan 14, 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.

Betty Bennett

SUNDAZE Sun, Jan 15, 9:30am
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Where: Varied locations (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).

Larry Matz

CYCLING 102 DEVELOPMENT RIDE Sun, Jan 15, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: casual
- Short Ride: 17 miles 708 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 14171327

This is an introductory group ride. Usually, there are less than 10 riders. The pace is casual with several stops. No one is left behind. We offer a brief clinic on cycling skills, safety, and/or health before the ride.

Rudy Dressendorfer 9165805306
rdressendorfer@gmail.com

C's the Day - Tuesday Ride Tue, Jan 17, 9:30am
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Where: (Newcastle Park & Ride - across from Flyers Gas Station) Newcastle Road and Indian Hill Road (map)

Here's your chance to get in another ride before the pineapples fall from the sky. The route takes in the Butler rollers, Val Verdi, Dick Cook, and includes three (optional) C-sections. .

23 miles and 1386 ft. of climbing.
Ride with GPS #5514166:

Larry Merlo 916-663-1512
larry_merlo@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY RIDES Wed, Jan 18, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

- 30 - 40 miles - Moderate pace, hilly - Frequent regroups during the ride Come join us for a romp thru the foothills starting from Meadow Vista Park. Rides can vary from climbs to Colfax to the rolling hills around Newcastle & Auburn.

Kathy Welch

THURSDAY RIDES Thu, Jan 19, 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.

Ron Davidson
530-878-0184

FAST FRIDAY Fri, Jan 20, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

join us for a fast paced, fun, 90 minute (+/-) workout, and camaraderie on Fridays for the month of January.
Pace: Training, full ride average 17-20 mph depending on climbs (could be a second slower group depending on who shows)
Sweep: not swept, very brief regroups just to keep together, not to rest
Terrain: rolling
Goal: ride in a paceline, working together to maximize energy, everyone should take a turn pulling, keep heart rate up for better part of the full ride
Start Time: 9:30
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

-RideWithGPS Route

26 miles, 1245'
Cue Sheet is attached for you to print/share; I will have copies at the sign-in.
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 18+ and the B group 16 +/- 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.

Lezlie and Dave Beals

SPINTACULAR SATURDAY Sat, Jan 21, 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, Jan 22, 9:30am
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Where: Varied locations (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).

Doug Parks

Tuesday Intermediate Ride Tue, Jan 24, 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

WEDNESDAY RIDES Wed, Jan 25, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

- 30 - 40 miles - Moderate pace, hilly - Frequent regroups during the ride Come join us for a romp thru the foothills starting from Meadow Vista Park. Rides can vary from climbs to Colfax to the rolling hills around Newcastle & Auburn.

Larry Matz

THURSDAY RIDES Thu, Jan 26, 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

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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A Special Thanks to our Supporters

A-Town Bikes Bicycle Emporium Calstar
Victory Velo Auburn Bike Company Longhorn Meat Company

 

new years Ride 2016

Where: Winchester Country Club, Meadow Vista, CA (map)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 4th
Time: No host mixer @ 5 p.m.  Dinner @ 6 p.m.

Make your reservation and come celebrate SFCC's 7th year anniversary at the exquisite Winchester Country Club.

Price: $35 per person.  Includes salad, entree, coffee or soda,  tax, and tip.
Menu Choices:

1.  Mushroom Sherry Chicken OR
2. Oven Roasted Salmon with Lemon Caper Buerre Blanc

There is a wine corkage fee of $10 per 750 ml bottle. Your club is providing anniversary cake for dessert.

Please note, there is a 100-person maximum, so please make your reservations as soon as possible. Reservations will be first come, first serve.

To make a reservation, we must receive your check and menu choice. The final deadline for receipt is January 20th. Please allow 2-3 business days to make sure your check gets delivered to the PO box on time.

Mail your check and menu choice (chicken or fish) to:
SFCC
PO Box 3124
Auburn, CA 95604

If you have any questions, please e-mail: Katherine Thompson at vp@sfcyclists.org.


Festival of Lights

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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: Jan Jacobson
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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