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 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 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.
Newcastle-Horseshoe Bar-Clark Tunnel - Tues. Ride Tue, Mar 20, 8:30am
CANCELLED - Bald Hill X 2 - Wed Ride Wed, Mar 21, 9:00am
CANCELLED - Thursday Rides Thu, Mar 22, 9:00am
Friday Training Ride Fri, Mar 23, 9:00am
CANCELLED - Sutter Buttes Tandem (and single bike) Ride Sat, Mar 24, 9:00am
Saturday Spintacular Sat, Mar 24, 9:00am
Sundaze Sun, Mar 25, 9:00am
Dave's Maze - Tues. Ride Tue, Mar 27, 9:00am
Wednesday Rides Wed, Mar 28, 9:00am
Thursday Rides Thu, Mar 29, 9:00am
Friday Training Ride Fri, Mar 30, 9:00am
Saturday Spintacular Sat, Mar 31, 9:00am
Sundaze Sun, Apr 1, 9:00am
What: Cycling: 4 rides with a nice mix of terrain...flat (yes FLAT), rolling hills, long climbs/descents
What: Mtn Bike Cycling: TBD (but maybe at least one ride offered)
What: Hiking: There are so many great hikes in this area, we'll try to fit in as many as possible (but at least two)
I hope to follow tradition and have a group BBQ/potluck on Tuesday evening, June 26th at the RV park, and perhaps a dinner out on either Wednesday or Thursday evening.
If you don't wish to camp, I recommend the River Pines Motel (price list here) that is only 1/2 mile away from the RV park. This is by far the best choice for lodging near the campground. Other options are Chalet View and Graeagle Meadows.
If Movin' West is full, there is Little Bear RV Park less than two miles away (although less than 200 feet from the railroad...). And further away, but a very nice park is Clio's River Edge RV Park (no tents allowed).
More info on the general area: http://www.graeagle.com/info/index.html
Although these routes are far from finalized, I do have a few already roughed out in RideWithGPS:
Exploring Plumas Eureka State Park (16.5 miles, 1718 ft.)
The Big Flat Loop (53 miles, 661 ft.)
Yuba Pass; Gold Lakes Road (48 miles, 4539 ft.)
Lake Davis Loop (51.5 miles, 2800 ft.)
Feel free to contact me for any questions, Kathy Welch (camp director)
Congratulations to Vista Thursday's Ron Davidson and Fast Friday's Lezley Beals; this year's (co)ride leaders of the year. These two have lead countless rides for over five years and were also instrumental in creating the rides they lead.
The award, a bottle of water and gift certificates, were presented at the third annual ride leader pizza night at Victory Velo Bike Shop. Thanks to Dan Tebbs and crew for hosting the event.
New members to the Club, those just beginning cycling and anyone wishing to enhance current skills may contact the education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a personal orientation tailored to their specific interests.
One or more of our experienced ride leaders will meet with the requestor and (depending on their interests) may provide a brief discussion of cycling basics, answer questions, demonstrate a few essentials such as flat tire repairs and lead a short demonstration ride in an area with limited traffic and minimal climbs.