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.
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 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 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 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.
Friday rides All Pace Friday is ride at your own pace. Routes are between 20-30 miles; no sweep. These rides are usually based out of the Flower Farm in Loomis.
All of our rides are swept (except training level rides or when specifically stated in the ride description). On group rides, the ride leader is responsible for sweeping the ride. This means that the ride leader usually rides behind all the other riders. The ride leader/sweep must stop at a mechanical and offer assistance if the rider with the mechanical is alone. At regroups, the riders will wait for the sweep (ride leader) to arrive before resuming riding.
A rider has the option of telling the ride leader that they do not wish to be swept. Please note that the ride leader will still be required to wait at the finish location of the ride until all riders are accounted for. It is highly recommended that any rider wishing to not be swept carry a cell phone or ride with a buddy.
Guests (non-members) are welcome on SFCC group rides. Find a ride that suits you from our calendar, show up at the start, and be ready to ride. Introduce yourself to the ride leader who can answer any questions you might have. For more info on riding with the club, visit our ride information page.
NOTE: In order to be covered by our club insurance, non-members will need to join the club after their first club ride.
You will need to sign a liability waiver at the start. Helmets are required on all club rides.
An * denotes a non-SFCC sponsored ride or event.