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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 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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Tuesday Ride - The Big Ophir Loop Tue, May 24, 8:30am

Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (map)

 It's one of the last Tuesdays in May so it must be time to ride The Big Ophir Loop!!  So come out to the Newcastle Park &Ride on Tuesday at 8:30 and ride the 20 mile with 1460 feet of climbing for a short fun ride.  It's going to be hot so bring two water bottles.  

See you Tuesday in the am.  

Dave Hays 

Wednesday Ride Wed, May 25, 8:00am

Where: Baked & Brewed Café, 958 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA (map)

When: Wednesday May 25 @ 8:00AM. Current weather forecast indicates high temperatures for the day in the upper 90's so we will start early and keep it on the shorter side.

Where: Baked & Brewed parking lot in downtown Auburn (958 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603)

What: A 30 mile loop departing old downtown Auburn thru North Auburn, Christian Valley, and Meadow Vista with 2600 ft elevation gain.

There are two parks along the route for rest and replenishment. Could be time to add that second water bottle.

Post ride socialization and caffeination at Baked & Brewed Cafe


Thursday Ride Thu, May 26, 8:30am

Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Hi members, please join me for a casual 29.3 mile ride with a great climb!
We'll leave Meadow Vista at 8:30 and head up to Colfax and down to the 
American River on Iowa Hill Rd. Ride will be swept, no one rides alone. We'll stop
at Grandma C's for coffee and a break before returning to Meadow Vista,

Here's the route:


All Pace Friday Fri, May 27, 8:30am

Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Hello All SFCC Riders,

I'm hoping that all of you will join me for this Fridays group ride, departing promptly from the Flower Farm in Loomis at 8:30 AM.

This will be an individually paced ride totaling 27 miles with a total of 1,460 feet of distributed climbs. 

Don't let the ride name "Fast Friday 13" dissuade you from participating. Riders can decide what riding pace works for them.

It will be a great ride to add to your "May is Bike Month" mileage totals. 

The temps look like 60's at the start and in the high 70's at the end.

Cue sheets and Sign In docs will be provided.

Lively conversation, beverages of your choice following at the FF Cafe.

The Ride Name is Fast Friday 13 totaling 27.0 miles with1,460 Vertical

We'll do a ReGroup at the Griffith Rock Quarry (off Taylor Road, mile 15.5) and I'll be sweeping.

Fast Friday 13 - 27.0 miles, 1,460 Vertical

0.1      Right -- Horseshoe Bar Rd
0.2      Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
1.2      Left -- King Rd
3.5      Right -- Penryn Rd
4.0      Right -- Boulder Creek Rd
4.0      Right to stay on Boulder Creek Rd
5.0      Right -- Aspen Dr
5.4      Right -- Rock Springs Rd
6.4      Left -- Brennans Rd
6.4      Right -- Rock Springs Rd
7.6      Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
7.8      Right -- Newcastle Rd
8.9      Left -- Rattlesnake Rd
10.4    Left -- Shirland Tract
10.4    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
11.8    Right -- Newcastle Rd
13.2    Left -- Gilardi Rd
15.0    Right -- Rock Springs Rd
15.5    ReGroup at Griffith Rock Quarry
15.6    Cont -- English Colony Way
17.9    Left -- Humphrey Rd
18.7    Right to stay on Humphrey Rd
20.2    Left -- King Rd
22.2    Right -- Val Verde Rd
24.2    Left on to Dick Cook
25.8    Left -- Auburn Folsom Rd
27.0    Left - Flower Farm

   Leader Cell:  Don Baldwin (916) 205-9394

Memorial Ride Sat, May 28, 8:30am

Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (map)

Start times and routes:
Long ride - 8:30: - Ride With GPS Route # 12952393

Ride Leader: Catherine Carbonaro

Short Ride - 9:30: - Ride With GPS Route # 12602834

Ride Leader: Chuck Allgood

SAG: Ron and Michelle Davidson
Ron- 530-320-3598, Michelle-530-320-3568

Sundaze Sun, May 29, 8:30am

Where: Foresthill, CA, USA (map)

Hello Riders,
No route sheet needed for this ride! The weather will be perfect for climbing and that’s the plan, Robinson Flat. Park on the left side of Foresthill Rd across the intersection with Michigan Bluff in Baker Ranch. Bring plenty of water since I don’t know if the pump will be open at the top. 47 miles/4,800 of climbing. Regroup at the top. Bring layers as the high is 63 and it could be cold descending. 

Kristy Corah, NTP
Best of the Bone, bone broth

Tuesday Ride Tue, May 31, 8:30am

Where: Newcastle Park and Ride (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, Jun 1, 8:00am

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, Jun 2, 8:00am

Where: Meadow Vista Park, 1101 Meadow Vista Rd, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, USA (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, Jun 3, 8:00am

Where: (map)

All pace ride. Riders ride at their own pace or form groups riding a similar pace.
Approximately 25 miles
No sweep

Saturday Spintacular Sat, Jun 4, 8:00am

Where: Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis, CA 95650, USA (map)

Casual paced 20+ mile ride around the Loomis Basin, leaving from the Flower Farm Café.Periodic regroups. Ride is swept.

Sundaze Sun, Jun 5, 8:00am

Where: Various (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.



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SFCC Board Elections Meeting

Where: Bicycle Emporium (map)
Date: Friday, June 10th
Time: 6:30 pm

 Bring;  Finger food--an appetizer or dessert to share.  Your club will supply the sodas, beer, water, plates, and napkins.

Come out and thank your SFCC Board for working hard all year long to bring you the perks of a great cycling club:  A variety of weekly rides, adventure rides, a Club century, cycling camps, events, advocacy for better cycling roads and access, cycling tips for new and experienced riders,  skills clinic, extensive communications, information about what's up in the cycling community, and more.  WOW!!!

Please come and meet the new and continuing board members and thank them for volunteering their time. And please thank our host Bill Marango at Bicycle Emporium  for his continued  support.

Bishop camp

Where: Bishop, CA (map)
When: June 20th thru June 24th

Our Summer Camp Committee is working to make 2022 a memorable one with a four day road cycling camp based in Bishop in the Eastern Sierras. Mark your calendars and make necessary reservations soon.

Please note membership with SFCC is required to attend.

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.

June 11 Sierraville/Gold Lakes Loop
July 9 Petaluma-Dillon Beach
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 Monica Pappas at .