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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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Ray's Romp - Tuesday Ride Tue, Mar 21, 9:00am
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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.

23.7 miles
990 ft of climbing
Ride with GPS # 19683178

Coffee and conversation afterwards.

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

Both Sides Now Wed, Mar 22, 9:00am
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Where: 11885 Willow Creek Drive Auburn, CA (Starbucks) (map)

Ride Name: Both Sides Now
Date: 3/22/2017
Time: 9AM
Where: Starbucks near Smart & Final, No. Auburn

- Terrain: hilly Pace: moderate
- Long Ride: 32. miles 3000 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS Route # 19687088

Route has two loops...the Lone Star/Cramer loop and a Christian Valley loop. This will keep us close to our cars in the case of rain.

Kathy Welch
ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

Thursday Rides Thu, Mar 23, 9:00am
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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 on Thursday Thu, Mar 23, 9:30am
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Where: (map)

Thursday is the new Friday!  
It looks like rain on Friday, but Thursday looks like a good day to ride.
Throwback Thursday means we'll ride last month's February Route, that we barely got to ride.
Route:  - Ride With GPS Route # 12046766
(26.3 miles, 1100')
Location: Flower Farm, Loomis
Start Time: 9:30
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
Warning: there will likely be post-rain debris on the roads/shoulders - please use extra caution, and watch out for obstacles.
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
Reward: Coffee and conversation after

CANCELLED - Fast Friday (see 3/23/17) Fri, Mar 24, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


MARCH route(s): There are three options in March - Breve, Medio and Lungo Medio is Breve plus some, and Lungo is Medio plus some. So we all ride Breve and just keep going for Medio and just keep going some more for Lungo.
BREVE 20.6 miles, +858' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7095886
MEDIO 27.7 miles, +1200' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12392116
LUNGO 31.6 miles, +1378' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12392128

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
Location: Flower Farm, Loomis
Start Time: 9:30 March 3rd and 10th, to be determined thereafter.

Lezley Beals

Spintacular Saturday Sat, Mar 25, 9:00am
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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.
Ingrid Gennity

Bay to Breakers Ride Sun, Mar 26, 9:00am
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Where: Depoe Bay Coffee, 893 High St, Auburn, CA 95603 (map)

- Terrain: rolling Pace: moderate
- 41.4 miles 2500 ft. climbing
- Ride With GPS #11553500

Join me for a local ride from Depoe Bay to Beals Point on Folsom Lake. No big hills to worry about; just Taylor and Indian Hill Rds toward the end. Then coffee at Depoe Bay afterwards.

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

Hays Maze - Tuesday Ride Tue, Mar 28, 9:00am
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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

Wednesday Rides Wed, Mar 29, 9:00am
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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.

Terry Poore
terrypoore@gmail.com

Thursday Rides Thu, Mar 30, 9:00am
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Where: behind Victory Velo Bike Shop, Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA, United States (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, Mar 31, 9:30am
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Where: The Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)


MARCH route(s): There are three options in March - Breve, Medio and Lungo Medio is Breve plus some, and Lungo is Medio plus some. So we all ride Breve and just keep going for Medio and just keep going some more for Lungo.
BREVE 20.6 miles, +858' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7095886
MEDIO 27.7 miles, +1200' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12392116
LUNGO 31.6 miles, +1378' https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12392128

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
Location: Flower Farm, Loomis
Start Time: 9:30 March 3rd and 10th, to be determined thereafter.

Lezley Beals

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.
[ Please vote to see results ]

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A Special Thanks to our Supporters

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

 

Festival of Lights

When: Friday, June 23rd   to  Tuesday, June 27th (4 nights)

Members...Summer Camp will be in Mt. Shasta City this coming year! We will be based at the Mt. Shasta KOA The facility has RV camping (both full hookups and water/elec sites), tent camping, and kamping kabins. The closest motel to the KOA (2 blocks away) is the Cold Creek Inn.

Plan on three days of cycling and at least one hike. Our cycling routes will be mostly the Mt. Shasta Super Century 135 miler spread across three days. This is the McCloud River Falls Trail hike.

I will be working on the routes in the coming weeks, and although the super century is quite 'hilly', I will do my best to find appropriate routes for those of you who prefer flatter terrain.

And of course there is much more to do in Mt. Shasta than ride a bike, and I'll also be detailing some of those activities in future emails.

Mark your calendars, make your reservations, and stay tuned!

Kathy Welch, Summer Camp Coordinator SFCC

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Jersey Kit

The Voler ordering web is site set to go: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/16367 You can order your your SFCC Jersey, shorts, etc. from this site and it will be delivered to your home. We are not waiting for a specific date for batch orders.

Please direct questions about the jersey or other club merchandise to Ken Wilson (merchandise@sfcyclists.org).

Click here for larger pics of the jersey and shorts.

 

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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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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

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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