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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. Join us to explore the area while having fun, getting fit, and meeting fellow cyclists.


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SFCC Summer Camp Petaluma Palooza 2024 Thu, Jul 11, 12:00am
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Where: Home2 Suites by Hilton Petaluma, 1205 Redwood Way, Petaluma, CA 94954 (map)

Leader Name: Pamela Connor
E-mail: pamela@connorwellnessclinic.com

Ride Description and Notes:
Summer camp 2024 will be in Petaluma.
Details will be posted soon.

Sunday - Sugar Pine Dam and Blackhawk Sun, Jul 14, 8:00am
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Where: Foresthill High School (map)

Leader Name: Kathy Welch
E-mail: ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47484869
40.3 miles, 3777 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
A double out and back...first to the Sugar Pine Dam, then to the dead end on Blackhawk Rd.

Post ride noshing will be at Mega's.


Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Sugar Pine Dam and Blackhawk -- 40.3 miles
0.2      Left -- Foresthill Rd
10.0    Left -- Sugar Pine Rd
13.6    Left to stay on Sugar Pine Rd
16.8    Viewpoint on dam, u-turn
18.0    Left towards boat ramp
18.1    Rest stop at bathroom
18.1    Left -- Sugar Pine Rd
20.1    Right -- Sugar Pine Rd
21.2    Left to stay on Sugar Pine Rd
23.7    Right -- Foresthill Rd
30.9    Right -- Blackhawk Rd
32.2    Left -- Blackhawk Ln
33.0    Right -- Black Oak Ridge Rd
34.2    Deadend u-turn
35.3    Left -- Blackhawk Ln
36.2    Right -- Blackhawk Rd
37.5    Right -- Foresthill Rd
40.1    Right
40.3    Done
   Leader Cell:  

Tuesday - Newcastle to Lincoln and Ridge Return Tue, Jul 16, 8:00am
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Where: Newcastle Park and Ride Newcastle, CA (map)

Leader Name: Larry Merlo
E-mail: larry_merlo@yahoo.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42471037
25.4 miles, 1558 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
Lets get out on a cooler morning and ride to McBean Park and back via Ridge Road.   We'll navigate through 12 Bridges and Sun City on the way to the Park.  Sleep in a bit for an 8:00 am start.

Coffee and more at Newcastle Produce afterwards.

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Newcastle to Lincoln and Return -- 25.4 miles
0.0      Left -- Newcastle Road
0.2      Left -- Old State Highway
0.5      Left -- Taylor Road
2.7      Right -- English Colony Way
6.1      Right -- Sierra College Boulevard
7.0      Left -- Twelve Bridges Drive
8.2      Right -- Stoneridge Boulevard
9.3      Right -- Del Webb Boulevard
9.5      Right -- Sun City Boulevard
10.8    Right -- Ferrari Ranch Road
11.4    Left -- McBean Park Drive
11.7    REST STOP
11.8    Right -- McBean Park Drive
11.8    Left -- East Avenue
12.6    Right -- East 12th Street
12.8    Left -- McCourtney Road
13.8    Right -- Fruitvale Road
17.4    Right -- Fowler Road
18.3    Left -- Virginiatown Road
20.5    Right -- Gold Hill Road
21.2    Left -- Ridge Road
24.7    Right -- Taylor Road, CA 193
24.9    Left -- Old State Highway, CA 193
25.2    Left -- Newcastle Road
25.4    Right -- Park & Ride
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Wednesday - LOOMIS TRAIN STATION LOOP Wed, Jul 17, 8:00am
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Where: LOOMIS TRAIN STATION (map)

Leader Name: Mike Lopez
E-mail: mlopez1040@msn.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47577039
31.9 miles, 1659 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
Let's do a nice mellow ride on familiar roads with a re-group at McBean Park.
Looks like cooler weather so we'll roll out at 8a.
Hope to see you at the Train Station.

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
LOOMIS TRAIN STATION LOOP -- 31.9 miles
0.0      Left -- Webb Street
0.3      Left -- King Road
0.5      Right -- Humphrey Road
1.1      Left -- Humphrey Road
2.1      Left -- Humphrey Road
2.8      Left -- English Colony Way
3.6      Keep Right -- English Colony Way
3.9      Right -- English Colony Way
4.0      Right -- Sierra College Boulevard
6.3      Left -- Lincoln Newcastle Highway, CA 193
8.9      Left    Into McBean Park for Re-Group
9.0      Right -- McBean Park Drive
9.1      Left -- East Avenue
9.8      Right -- East 12th Street
13.0    Keep Right -- Virginiatown Road
13.5    Left -- Virginiatown Road
13.6    Left -- Fowler Road
13.7    Right -- Virginiatown Road
15.8    Right -- Gold Hill Road
16.5    Left -- Ridge Road
17.9    Cont -- Ridge Road
20.0    Right -- Taylor Road, CA 193
20.3    Left -- Old State Highway, CA 193
20.4    Keep Left -- Old State Highway
20.6    Left -- Newcastle Road
22.1    Keep Right -- Newcastle Road
22.2    Right -- Newcastle Road
22.2    Make a U-turn -- Newcastle Road
22.2    Right -- Brennans Road
23.4    Left -- Brennans Road
24.7    Left -- King Road
24.8    Right -- Auburn Folsom Road
27.0    Right -- Dick Cook Road
28.6    Right -- Val Verde Road
29.6    Left -- Horseshoe Bar Road
30.8    Keep Right -- Horseshoe Bar Road
30.8    Right -- Horseshoe Bar Road
30.8    Make a U-turn -- Horseshoe Bar Road
30.9    Right -- Horseshoe Bar Road
31.8    Right
31.9    Left
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Thursday - Vista Thursday #3, Visit Christian Valley Thu, Jul 18, 7:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, Meadow Vista, CA (map)

Leader Name: Carol Maynard
E-mail: nathansgranny2002@yahoo.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/913395
17.0 miles, 1331 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
Let's start early to avoid the heat and stay close to the start. Bring plenty of water - some to drink and perhaps sprinkle over yourself. I'll have route sheets and I'll sweep. Meet at The Local Cafe after the ride.

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Vista Thursday #3, Visit Christian Valley
0.1      Exit Park & Right on Meadow Vista Rd
0.3      Right -- Placer Hills Rd
1.8      Right -- Pinewood Way
1.8      Left to stay on Pinewood Way
2.0      Right -- Bancroft Rd
3.2      Left -- Christian Valley Rd
4.2      Left -- Lake Arthur Rd
8.0      Left -- Meadow Gate Rd
9.9      Right -- Placer Hills Rd
10.0    Left -- Combie Rd
11.7    Cont -- Gravel Pit Rd
11.8    Regroup, retrace
12.0    Cont  -- Combie Rd
13.3    Right -- Volley Rd
13.8    Left to stay on Volley Rd
14.3    Cont -- Volley Cir
14.9    Right -- Volley Rd/Volley Cir
15.4    Right to stay on Volley Rd
15.9    Right -- Combie Rd
16.4    Right -- Placer Hills Rd
16.9    Right -- Meadow Vista Rd
   Leader Cell:  

Friday - Rock Springs, Powerhouse and Gilardi Fri, Jul 19, 8:00am
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Where: The Flower Farm, Loomis, CA (map)

Leader Name: Jennifer Ivey
E-mail: jbivey83@gmail.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47596156
25.6 miles, 1437 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
All Pace Friday ride from the Flower Farm. Join us for approximately 25 miles of fun. We're headed out to Penryn for a short warm up and then over Rock Springs, Powerhouse, and Gilardi. Return via Humphreys, King, and Auburn Folsom. This ride is not swept. Please print or download your own route sheet. 

Please park in the back gravel lot closes to Auburn Folsom. There are no restrooms available at ride start. Stay for coffee and conversation at the Flower Farm. 

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Rock Springs, Powerhouse and Gilardi -- 25.6 miles
0.1      Left -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
2.1      Right -- Val Verde Rd
3.2      Left -- King Rd
3.4      Right -- Penryn Rd
3.9      Right -- Boulder Creek Rd
3.9      Right to stay on Boulder Creek Rd
4.9      Right -- Buckeye Dr
5.3      Right -- Rock Springs Rd
6.2      Left -- Brennans Rd
6.3      Right -- Rock Springs Rd
7.5      Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
7.7      Right -- Newcastle Rd
8.8      Left -- Rattlesnake Road
10.3    Left -- Shirland Tract Road
10.3    Left -- Auburn Folsom Road
10.7    Right -- Powerhouse Road
12.5    Left -- Newcastle Rd
13.2    Right -- Gilardi Rd
15.0    Right -- Rock Springs Rd
15.6    Cont -- English Colony Way
17.9    Left -- Humphrey Rd
18.6    Right to stay on Humphrey Rd
20.1    Left -- King Rd
24.3    Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
25.5    Right into Flower Farm B&B driveway
   Leader Cell:  

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jul 20, 8:00am
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Where: Various (map)

The Saturday ride meets at the Flower Farm, unless there is an event at the event center in which case we start in Loomis at the Train Station. 

There is an A group and a B group. The groups can spread out then you can ride your own pace...usually two or three groups with pairs scattered about and some single riders too. 

The ride ranges between 25-30 mi with 1k-1500k ft of climbing 


**Parking: Remember to park in the back gravel lots at the Flower Farm; not the spots along the entryway.

Saturday - Blue Lakes Sat, Jul 20, 9:00am
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Where: Blue Lakes and hwy 89 (map)

Leader Name: Pamela Connor
E-mail: pamela@connorwellnessclinic.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/47600230
25.1 miles, 1847 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions

Ride Description and Notes:
We will start at the corner of 89 and Blue Lakes Rd. 


There is a large parking lot with bathrooms on the left. 


There may or may not be potable water at the camp ground, but the out-and-back is only 25 miles, so you can stop at your car for water if you want to do 2 out-and-backs. 


Since this isn't a through road, there will be less traffic.


They’ll be a sign in sheet at the start of the ride and when you’re finished, text me to let me know. This ride does not have a sweep. 

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Blue Lakes -- 25.1 miles
0.1      Left -- Blue Lakes Rd
9.0      High point of road 8303 ft.
10.6    Stay Right
12.5    U-turn when road turns to dirt
13.4    Right towards dam
13.5    U-turn
13.5    Right -- Blue Lakes Rd
25.0    Right
   Leader Cell:  

Sundaze Sun, Jul 21, 8:00am
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Where: Various (map)

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.

SFCC Board Meeting Mon, Jul 22, 8:45am
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Where: First Foundation Bank, 649 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

Monthly SFCC Board Meeting,SFCC Members are Welcome to attend, please inform SFCC President that you willbe attending 3 Days prior to Board Meeting


Tuesday Ride Tue, Jul 23, 8:00am
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Where: Newcastle Park and Ride Newcastle, CA (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.

Coffee and conversation afterwards at Newcastle Produce

Wednesday Rides Wed, Jul 24, 8:00am
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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, Jul 25, 8:00am
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Where: Various (map)

Thursday rides are hilly, shorter, more casually paced rides (usually around 20 miles with approximately 1800 feet of climb). Ride is swept and everyone more or less stays fairly close together. There are also numerous regroups on this ride. Currently, this ride is out of Meadow Vista Park in Meadow Vista. The last Thursday of the month starts out at Railhead Park in Auburn.

The rides usually start at Meadow Vista Park.  However, check the calendar for occasional changes to the start location.

All Pace Friday Fri, Jul 26, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm ,Loomis Train Station, Loomis Basin Park (map)

ll Pace Ride.  Riders ride at their own pace or form groups riding at a similar pace.  Often, there are no regroups due to the short distances offered.  Approximately 25 miles. No sweep.  
Parking at the Flower Farm should not be in front of the Cafe but in the gravel parking lot toward the back.  
Coffee and conversation afterward at the Flower Farm Cafe.

Alternate start locations are: Loomis Train Station and Loomis Basin Park

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jul 27, 8:00am
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Where: Various (map)

The Saturday ride meets at the Flower Farm, unless there is an event at the event center in which case we start in Loomis at the Train Station. 

There is an A group and a B group. The groups can spread out then you can ride your own pace...usually two or three groups with pairs scattered about and some single riders too. 

The ride ranges between 25-30 mi with 1k-1500k ft of climbing 


**Parking: Remember to park in the back gravel lots at the Flower Farm; not the spots along the entryway.


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Enjoy photos taken during the four day Summer Camp in Petaluma (July 11 thru July 14)

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Videos from the four day Spring Camp are here and can be viewed on YouTube.

Monday - Lake Davis

Tuesday - Gold Lakes Loop  

Wednesday - Big Flat Loop or Calpine Portola Loop 

Thursday - Frenchman Lake


 

If you missed the Truckee June "adventure ride" Enduro, you can watch it on YouTube here.

 


 

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The SFCC does more than just ride around the foothills...we work to improve the riding safety and convenience for all riders in the area. Members of our club have formed a safety and advocacy team working with Placer County to improve the cycling infrastructure and ensure future development includes bicycle friendly features. Read more about our team's current projects and accomplishments and if you are interested in sharing your vision for a fun and safe cycling community.

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