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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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Thursday - Short Colfax and Volley Thu, Dec 1, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Road, Meadow Vista, CA (map)

Leader Name: Ron Davidson
E-mail: ronaldd1947@gmail.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1390908
22.4 miles, 1719 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
Looks like a serious rain threat Thursday morning.  I'll get a "go or no" e-mail out no later than 7:30  AMThursday morn. 
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.

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Shirland Tract Option -- 25.9 miles
0.0      Left -- English Colony Way
2.6      Cont -- Delmar Ave
3.8      Left -- Citrus Colony Rd
4.6      Right -- Humphrey Rd
5.6      Left -- King Rd
7.6      Right -- Val Verde Rd
9.6      Left -- Dick Cook Rd
11.2    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
14.8    Right -- Newcastle Rd
15.9    Left -- Rattlesnake Rd
17.4    Right -- Shirland Tract Rd
18.1    Right to stay on Shirland Tract Rd
20.1    Left -- Maidu Dr
20.1    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
20.4    Right -- Indian Rancheria Rd
20.9    Right -- Indian Hill Rd
23.2    Right -- Newcastle Rd
23.4    Left -- Old State Hwy
23.4    Right to stay on Old State Hwy
23.7    Left -- Taylor Rd

Friday - AllPaceFriday Fri, Dec 2, 9:30am
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Where: Loomis Station 5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis Ca (map)

Leader Name: Linda Apodaca
E-mail: lindaafpm@yahoo.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41063699
31.5 miles, 1682 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
Meet at Loomis Train Station for an all pace ride.  Riders ride at their own pace or form groups riding at a similar pace.  No Regroup and No sweep.  31 miles with 1600 ft elevation gain.


Gather at Bru post ride as desired.


Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
AllPaceFriday -- 31.5 miles
0.0     Left -- Webb St
0.3     Left -- King Road
1.5     Left -- Delmar Avenue
2.8     Right -- Del Rio Ct
3.1     At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit -- Americana Way
3.4     Right -- Pacific Street
4.0     Right -- Midas Avenue
5.6     Right -- Bonanza Street
5.7     Right -- Whitney Boulevard
6.1     Right -- Crest Dr
7.5     Right -- Park Dr
9.6     Right toward Orange Grv Ter
9.7     Right -- Orange Grv Ter
10.0   Right -- Nisenan Vly Dr
10.3   Right -- Ridgecrest Dr
11.0   Right -- Twelve Bridges Dr
12.0   Cont -- Stoneridge Blvd
13.1   Right -- Del Webb Blvd
13.3   Right -- Sun City Blvd
14.6   Right -- Ferrari Ranch Rd
15.0   Left -- CA-193 W
15.2   Right -- East Ave
16.0   Right -- 12th St
16.2   Cont -- Virginiatown Rd
19.7   Left -- Fowler Rd
19.7   Right -- Virginiatown Rd
21.9   Right -- Gold Hill Rd
22.6   Left -- Ridge Rd
26.1   Right -- CA-193 W/​Taylor Rd
31.5   Right
31.5   Left
   Leader Cell:  

CANCELLED: Sunny Saturday Sat, Dec 3, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Cancelled by: Thomas Piette

CANCELLED: Stanford Ranch Loop from Griffith Quarry Sun, Dec 4, 9:30am
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Where: Griffith Quarry Park, Penryn, CA (map)

Cancelled due to rain and wet roads.

Cancelled by: Matt Dunnahoe

Tuesday - Baxter Factor Reversed Tue, Dec 6, 9:30am
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Where: Newcastle Park and Ride, Newcastle, ca (map)

Leader Name: Joseph Fredrickson
E-mail: joe.fred@comcast.net

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41380535
23.8 miles, 1779 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
We are going to do the Baxter Factor in the reverse.  

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Baxter Factor Reversed -- 23.8 miles
0.2      Right -- Old State Highway
0.4      Cont -- Old State Highway
0.4      Keep Right -- Old State Highway, CA 193
0.5      Right -- Taylor Road, CA 193
0.8      Left -- Ophir Road
2.7      Left
2.7      Left -- Wise Road
3.3      Right -- Millertown Road
4.8      Right -- Millertown Road
5.7      Left -- Mount Vernon Road
8.0      Left -- Mount Vernon Road
9.3      Left -- Baxter Grade Road
11.4    Right
11.4    Right -- Wise Road
12.4    Left -- Gold Hill Road
13.2    Right -- Fruitvale Road
14.8    Left -- Fowler Road
15.7    Left -- Virginiatown Road
17.9    Left -- Gold Hill Road
18.0    Right -- Chili Hill Road
19.9    Keep Right -- Chili Hill Road
21.7    Cont -- Lozanos Road
22.7    Right -- Ophir Road
23.0    Right -- Taylor Road, CA 193
23.3    Left -- Old State Highway, CA 193
23.4    Keep Left -- Old State Highway
23.6    Left -- Newcastle Road
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Wednesday - Monica's May Meanders-From Loomis-37.7mi 2513' Wed, Dec 7, 9:30am
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Where: Loomis train depot, Horseshoe Bar Rd (map)

Leader Name: Wanda Shiotsuka
E-mail: wshiotsuka@gmail.com

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39441226
37.7 miles, 2513 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
This ride is 37.7 miles with 2513 feet of climbing. We’ll regroup and have a BR break at mile 17.4 at the gas station of Newtown Rd and Indian Hill. Since it’s been raining I’m sure everyone is anxious to ride. I expect to see a lot of our members. And plan on going to coffee after the ride.

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Monica's May Meanders-From Loomis-37.7mi 2513' -- 37.7 miles
0.0      Right -- Webb St
0.1      Left -- Taylor Rd
0.4      Left -- Rippey Rd
0.4      Right to stay on Rippey Rd
2.7      Right -- Penryn Plaza
2.8      Right -- English Colony Way
3.0      Left -- Taylor Rd
5.2      Right -- Old State Hwy
5.8      Right to stay on CA-193 E
6.2      Left -- Ophir Rd
8.1      Left -- Wise Rd
8.7      Right -- Millertown Rd
10.2    Right to stay on Millertown Rd
11.0    Left -- Mt Vernon Rd
12.3    Left -- Bald Hill Rd
12.5    Left to stay on Bald Hill Rd
13.9    Left to stay on Bald Hill Rd
14.8    Right to stay on Bald Hill Rd
14.9    Left -- Lozanos Rd
14.9    Left -- Geraldson Rd
16.0    Right -- Ophir Rd
16.9    Right -- CA-193 W
17.2    Left to stay on CA-193 W
17.3    Left -- Old State Hwy
17.5    Left -- Newcastle Rd (regroup and rest stop)
17.7    Left -- Indian Hill Rd
20.0    Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
23.0    Right -- Newcastle Rd
24.3    Left -- Brennans Rd
26.7    Left -- King Rd
26.8    Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
27.8    Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
29.9    Left -- Val Verde Rd
31.7    Val Verde Rd turns slightly Right and becomes Wells Ave
31.9    Right -- Laird Rd
32.6    Left -- Rutherford Canyon Rd
33.6    At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Rutherford Canyon Rd
33.9    Right -- Barton Rd
35.4    Left -- Brace Rd
36.6    Right -- Sierra College Blvd
36.7    Right -- Taylor Rd
37.6    Left
37.6    Right
37.7    Left
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Thursday - Short Colfax and Volley Thu, Dec 8, 9:30am
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Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Road, Meadow Vista, CA (map)

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

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1390908
22.4 miles, 1719 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
Let's try this again since last weeks ride was canceled. So please join me for this casually paced, no drop ride. I'll have route sheets and I'll sweep. Coffee after the ride at the Local Cafe.

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Short Colfax and Volley -- 22.4 miles
0.3      Exit Park andRight on Meadow Vista Rd., then Left -- Placer Hills Rd
7.6      Right to stay on Placer Hills Rd
7.6      Left -- S Auburn St/Placer Hills Rd
8.4      Right -- Canyon Way
11.6    Cont -- Ponderosa Way
12.1    Right -- Paoli Ln
12.3    Right -- W Paoli Ln
12.4    Right -- Geisendorfer Rd
13.4    Cont -- Giesendorfer Rd
13.6    Cont -- Applegate Rd
15.4    Right -- Crother Rd
15.8    Left -- Lake Arthur Rd
16.1    Right -- Meadow Gate Rd
17.9    Right -- Placer Hills Rd
18.1    Left -- Combie Rd
18.5    Left -- Volley Rd
19.1    Left to stay on Volley Rd
19.6    Cont -- Volley Cir
20.1    Right -- Volley Rd/Volley Cir
20.6    Right to stay on Volley Rd
21.2    Right -- Combie Rd
21.6    Right -- Placer Hills Rd
22.1    Right -- Meadow Vista Rd
   Leader Cell:  

All Pace Friday Fri, Dec 9, 9:30am
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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 - Folsom Lake Enduro Sat, Dec 10, 9:00am
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Where: Recreation Park Auburn CA (map)

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

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41395460
57.9 miles, 5075 ft. of climbing
Route Weather Conditions
Click Here to print route sheet

Ride Description and Notes:
A 58-mile loop around Folsom Lake, with some fun downhills like Millertown Rd early on, and the drop down to the American River from Cool.  Regroups at about 22 miles (Beals Point), and at a market in Cool (45 miles).  Most of the climbing is in the second half of the ride, so save up for that.  Some cue sheets will be provided, but downloading the route onto your GPS is the best way to stay on course.

Route Cue Sheet ---------------------------------------------
Folsom Lake Enduro -- 57.9 miles
0.1      Left -- Brewery Ln
0.4      Left -- Sacramento St
0.5      Left -- Lincoln Way
0.5      Right -- Maple St
0.6      Left -- Union St
0.7      Left -- Placer St
0.8      Right -- Nevada St
1.7      Left -- Mt Vernon Rd
2.4      Left -- Millertown Rd
2.6      Right to stay on Millertown Rd
3.2      Left to stay on Millertown Rd
4.7      Left -- Wise Rd
5.3      Right -- Ophir Rd
7.2      Right -- CA-193 W/​Taylor Rd
12.5    Left -- King Rd
14.0    Right -- Val Verde Rd
16.7    Val Verde Rd turns slightly Right and becomes Wells Ave
17.0    Left -- Laird Rd
18.3    Left -- Cavitt Stallman Rd
18.4    Right -- Auburn Folsom Rd
21.9    Left -- Beals Point
22.3    Left -- American Riv Bike Trl/​Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
23.7    Right -- Folsom Lake Crossing
25.1    Right at Johnny Cash Trail
25.3    Right toward Folsom Lake Crossing
25.3    Left -- Folsom Lake Crossing
25.4    Cont straight -- E Natoma St
26.5    Left -- Green Valley Rd
29.4    Left -- Salmon Falls Rd
41.5    Right -- Rattlesnake Bar Rd
41.5    Left -- CA-49 N
48.5    Right -- Old Foresthill Rd
51.8    Left -- Foresthill Rd
55.0    Left -- Lincoln Way
56.5    Right -- CA-49 N/​El Dorado St
56.6    Left -- Lincoln Way
57.0    Left -- High St/​Lincoln Way
57.6    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd/​Sacramento St
57.7    Right -- Racetrack St
   Leader Cell:  

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Dec 10, 9:30am
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Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Saturday rides are typically 20 to 25 miles and are a more casual pace. It's a good ride for those starting out riding in groups or want to learn general cycling skills. Rides are swept with multiple regroups along the route.
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.

Sundaze Sun, Dec 11, 9:00am
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Where: (map)

Our 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.

Tuesday Ride Tue, Dec 13, 9:30am
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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, Dec 14, 9:30am
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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.


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skills clinic

Where: Granite Bay Community Park, 6010 Douglas Blvd (map)
When: Sunday, December 4th
Time: 9:30 am

This is a special event for a Riding Skills Clinic hosted by Body Concepts Racing Team and Matt Conidaris, Team Manager.  BCRT is providing this to SFCC as a thank you for helping them staff the Road Marshall and other positions for their Winchester Circuit Race in May of 2022.  

The format for this years skills clinic will be for our SFCC riders to break out into smaller riding groups with 1 or 2 Body Concepts Racing Team Members providing Coaching and to work on various riding skills during the 40 mile ride with multiple regroups. 

There is the opportunity to have a shorter ride version if there is enough interest (say 25 miles or so).  And maybe this shorter ride might also be of interest to riders who are recovering from an injury or are newer to group riding.

- SFCC Members Only -

For more info and to make your RSVP, Click Here for event sign up. Please register by 11/27/2022.


SFCC Kit is now open for orders

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The order window is once again open for you to order the new SFCC jersey, jacket, shorts, arm warmers, etc. We are keeping the same design/color combination as the last order - dark blue with lime green - with the exception of the anniversary date that was printed on them.

The Voler link for ordering is: https://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/44188.

You will have until midnight on December 5th to place your order for a January 20, 2023 ship date. If you’re interested in lighter weight fabrics, here's your opportunity to order items such as the Velocity Ascent Jersey, perfect for hot conditions (climbing/summer), sun protector sleeves and/or a sleeveless jersey. All orders will be sent to you, so no need to schedule a pick up.

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Holiday Mixer

Where: Victory Velo (map)
When: Friday, December 9th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Save the date for the 2022 SFCC Holiday Mixer to be held at Victory Velo Bike Shop. It’s always a fun time and great to see everyone sans helmet.

What to bring? an appetizer or a dessert . Think finger foods. Your club will provide water and sodas, cups, plates, and napkins. You may bring your favorite wine or spirit.

Let's thank the Tebbs and Victory Velo Bike Shop for providing the venue and hosting us.

Please RSVP (register) by Thursday, December 8th (check your email for membership invite).

Questions? Contact Jan Van Waardenberg, SFCC VP, vp@sfcyclists.org. As always, bring your spouse/partner/special friend. Use the "add guest" button when you register. This will help us plan the event.