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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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Calendar Events at a Glance

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Saturday - SFCC Saturday Beals Point Sat, Aug 6, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Leader Name: Katherine Thompson
E-mail: kathompson111@gmail.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40442832
23.1 miles, 1095 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
There are restrooms and water at Beals Point, Mile 13.4 where we can look at swimmers with envy.  Should you jump in the lake to cool off?  Probably not.  Did I ever tell you about the time on Ride Idaho, it was so hot that I jumped in the river with my kit on?  And then finished the ride.  Not a happy ending.  This story, beverages, and more conversation afterward at the cafe.  Please thank our generous host with a purchase or two.

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 afterwards at the Flower Farm Cafe.


Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
SFCC Saturday Beals Point -- 23.1 miles
0.1      Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
4.0      Right -- Cavitt Stallman Rd
8.0      Left -- Olive Ranch Rd
9.7      Cont straight -- Barton Rd
11.6    Left -- Macduff Dr
11.9    Left -- Oak Leaf Way
12.8    Left -- Oak Hill Dr
12.9    Cont -- Beals Point
13.3    Right to stay on Beals Point
13.4    Make a U-turn
13.8    Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
15.3    Right -- Fuller Dr
15.7    Left -- Bronson Dr
15.8    Right -- Dambacher Dr
16.0    Right -- Douglas Blvd
16.8    Cont -- Park Rd
18.8    Left
18.9    Right -- Boulder Rd
19.4    Left -- Walden Woods Way
20.0    Right -- Vireo Way
20.1    Cont -- Ardea Way
20.2    Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
20.7    Right to stay on Auburn Folsom Rd
23.1    Left -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
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Sunday - Cisco Grove, Serene lakes, Donner lake and back (copy) Sun, Aug 7, 8:30am
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Where: Pull out on the right on Hampshire Rocks road. Off the Cisco Grove exit (map)

Leader Name: CATHARINE ARMSTRONG
E-mail: cbnocal@gmail.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40426084
43.6 miles, 3528 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
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Ride Description and Notes:
Classic Cisco Grove.  Ride up Cisco grove to Serene Lakes, over Donner Pass and around Donner lake

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Cisco Grove, Serene lakes, Donner lake and back (copy) -- 43.6 miles
2.7      Left -- Donner Pass Rd
9.6      Right -- Soda Springs Rd
11.8    Right -- Serene Rd
12.7    Right -- Bales Rd
12.8    Left -- Yuba Dr
13.5    Left -- Soda Springs Rd
14.4    Right -- Donner Pass Rd
20.7    Right -- S Shore Dr
24.3    Left to stay on S Shore Dr
24.4    Left to stay on S Shore Dr
24.4    Left -- Donner Pass Rd
40.9    Cont -- Hampshire Rocks Rd
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Tuesday - Indians and Rattlesnakes 2 Tue, Aug 9, 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/26570268
23.6 miles, 1675 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
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Ride Description and Notes:
This Tuesday's ride will include a warm up climb on Indian Hill Rd followed by the long descent to the Rattlesnake boat ramp.  Bathrooms available at the boat ramp.  Return to Newcastle on Rock Springs, Rippy, and everyone's favorite...Sisley.

Coffee afterward at Newcastle Produce.

See you there,
Larry
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Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Indians and Rattlesnakes 2 -- 23.6 miles
0.1      Right -- Indian Hill Rd
2.4      Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
2.7      Right -- Southridge Dr
2.8      Left -- Grayhorse Dr
2.9      Right -- Shirland Tract Rd
5.5      Left -- Rattlesnake Rd
7.0      Left -- Newcastle Rd
7.0      Cont -- Rattlesnake Rd
8.8      U-Turn at boat ramp
10.4    Left -- Newcastle Rd
11.5    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
11.7    Right -- Rock Springs Rd
12.9    Left -- Brennans Rd
14.2    Right -- King Rd
17.7    Right -- Taylor Rd
17.8    Left -- Rippey Rd
17.9    Right to stay on Rippey Rd
20.2    Right -- Penryn Plaza
20.3    Right -- English Colony Way
20.5    Left -- Taylor Rd
20.6    Left -- Sisley Rd
21.6    Right -- Callison Rd
22.0    Left -- Taylor Rd
23.0    Right -- Old State Hwy
23.3    Right -- Newcastle Rd
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Wednesday - Lake of the Pines Grass Valley Loop Wed, Aug 10, 8:00am
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Where: Holiday Market 21656 Higgins Rd Auburn CA (map)

Leader Name: Bruce Wilson
E-mail: bawjen@gmail.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40468685
43.5 miles, 3975 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
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Ride Description and Notes:
Low traffic ride of 43 miles (3975 ft climbing) on some lovely backroads, and including fun downhills like Auburn Rd.  Bring two water bottles.

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Lake of the Pines Grass Valley Loop -- 43.5 miles
0.1      Left -- Higgins Rd
0.2      Right -- Combie Rd
1.0      Cont -- Magnolia Rd
5.9      Cont -- Dog Bar Rd
15.2    Left -- La Barr Mdws Rd
16.6    Right to stay on La Barr Mdws Rd
16.7    Cross Hwy 49 at signal
16.8    Left toward Allison Ranch Rd
17.0    Right -- Allison Ranch Rd
21.0    Left -- McCourtney Rd
21.6    Left -- Auburn Rd
27.3    Right -- CA-49 S
28.3    Right -- Lime Kiln Rd
31.5    Left -- Wolf Rd
33.6    Cont -- Garden Bar Rd
35.3    Right -- Clayton Rd
36.3    Left -- Restive Way (second Left)
37.3    Right -- Clayton Rd
37.6    Right -- Garden Bar Rd
37.7    Left -- Countryside Ranch Rd
38.9    Right -- Garden Bar Rd
39.9    Right -- Wolf Rd
43.2    Cross Hwy 49 at signal
43.3    Right -- Higgins Road
43.4    Right into Holiday Market parking lot
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Thursday Ride Thu, Aug 11, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Road, Meadow Vista, CA (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 12, 8:00am
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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.  Often times, 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 afterwards at the Flower Farm Cafe.

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Aug 13, 8:00am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

 Saturday rides are geared for the beginner rider, however everyone shows up and spreads out and everyone rides their own pace...usually two or three groups with pairs scattered about and some single riders too. Climbing is kept to a minimum (around 1000 feet) and distance is generally around 22 miles. This ride is swept...no one is left behind. Currently, this ride is out of Flower Farm in Loomis.
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 afterwards at the Flower Farm Cafe.

Saturday - Truckee - Stampede Enduro Sat, Aug 13, 9:00am
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Where: Pacos Bike Shop, Truckee, CA (map)

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

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40247084
60.5 miles, 3795 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
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Ride Description and Notes:
This 60.5 miler in Truckee is about as flat as I could get it.  There is a bathroom at the ride start on the street side of the Pacos building.  The code to get in is 8645.  We will ride around Donner Lake and back to the starting point at mile 8.2.  This takes about 1/2 hour so if you get there late and miss the beautiful lake loop, you can meet us at 9:30.

The ride takes us out to the end of Stampede Rd and then the end of the campground where there is water and pit toilets (bring a close pin).

The rest of the ride includes the steep climb up Glenshire and the Legacy Bike Trail along the Truckee River.

Coffee and treats afterwards at Coffee Bar Bakery.



Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Truckee - Stampede Enduro -- 60.5 miles
0.0      Left -- Donner Pass Rd
0.6      Left -- S Shore Dr
0.8      Right to stay on S Shore Dr
4.4      Right -- Donner Pass Rd
8.2      Regroup at start of ride 
10.4    Left -- Bridge St
10.6    Right -- Euer Valley Rd
10.8    Take the pedestrian overpass
11.5    Right -- Comstock Dr
12.2    Right -- Alder Dr
12.5    At the traffic circle, take  Prosser Dam Rd
12.9    At the traffic circle, continue straight 
13.5    Right -- at trailhead 
14.5    Right -- Caleb Cir
14.6    Right -- Caleb Dr
15.0    Right -- Lookout Loop
15.0    Regroup -   Water & Bathrooms on golf course
15.2    Right -- Olympic Blvd
15.4    Left -- Floriston Ct
15.4    Left -- Highland Ave
16.0    Left -- Glenshire Dr
18.7    Left -- Dorchester Dr
18.9    Left -- Manchester Dr
19.4    Left -- Whitehorse Rd
21.0    Regroup at top of Whitehouse
21.1    Left -- Glenshire Dr
22.1    Cont -- Hirschdale Rd
22.7    Cont -- Stampede Meadows Rd
28.0    Cont -- Stampede Dam Rd
32.9    U-Turn -- Dog Valley Rd
32.9    Regroup at end of road
32.9    Right -- Stampede Dam Rd
35.0    Right -- Dog Valley Rd
37.7    Left toward Boat Launch Access
37.7    Right -- Boat Launch Access
38.0    Regroup at boat launch (water & pit toilets)
38.0    U-Turn 
39.2    Right toward Dog Valley Rd
39.3    Left -- Dog Valley Rd
41.3    Right -- Stampede Dam Rd
44.1    Cont -- Stampede Meadows Rd
49.4    Cont -- Hirschdale Rd
50.1    Right -- Glenshire Dr
53.4    Left -- Legacy Trail
53.4    Regroup at trailhead (water)
57.3    Take the pedestrian overpass
57.4    Left -- E River St
58.3    Right -- Bridge St
58.3    Left -- Donner Pass Rd
60.5    Left -- into parking lot
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Sundaze Sun, Aug 14, 8:00am
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Where: (map)


Tuesday Ride Tue, Aug 16, 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.

Wednesday Ride Wed, Aug 17, 8:00am
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Where: Various (map)

Wednesday rides are the most aggressive of the week and are typically over 30 miles with 2500 to 3500 ft. of climbing. Start locations vary according to weather and other conditions but are usually at Meadow Vista Park. Ride is swept with multiple regroups along the route.

Thursday Ride Thu, Aug 18, 8:00am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Road, Meadow Vista, CA (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 19, 8:00am
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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.  Often times, 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 afterwards at the Flower Farm Cafe.

 


 

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Summer Camp 2022

2022 Summer Camp Photos

Check out the photos taken by our SAG support and Camp photographer Steve Boswell from the Eastern Sierras in Bishop, CA. It was a fun and challenging four day adventure for those who attended. Details of the Camp can be found here.

Click Here to see pics

 


Endure Series

The 2022 Enduro Ride Series will kick off for its third year!! What is an Enduro ride you might ask? It is a 60+ mile ride held once a month on the 2nd Saturday of each month. It is a chance for our great team of ride leaders to host their favorite long and challenging adventure rides!

Please note this is a tentative schedule as exact dates and locations may change according to weather and various conditions. Check our club calendar for times and details as we approach the ride dates.

July 9 Petaluma out to Tomalas
July 30 * Kings Ridge and Fort Ross
August 13 Truckee - Stampede
September 10 Tour de Manure - Sierraville
October 1 Mt. Diablo
November 12 Best of Foxy's
December 10 Folsom Lake Loop

Questions about the series? Contact ride director Pamela Connor at
rides@sfcyclists.org .

* Bonus enduro ride for July!!!


pothole

Did you know that you can get potholes repaired by Placer County simply by filling out a form in the Placer County Connect App on your smart phone? The county will also clear bike lanes blocked by overgrown vegetation and prune around "Share The Road" signs that sometimes disappear behind overgrown trees and shrubs. Hazards reported to the Placer County are a real liability for the county, so their road crews usually get them repaired within a week or two.

Click here to get the full details provided by Steve Boswell on how you can make our roads safer for you and the rest of the cycling community.