Old Caz is the quintessential Hopper. With three dirt climbs and descents, an eclectic patchwork of Sonoma County ribbon roads and a creek crossing,Old Caz is the epitome of adventure riding.
All the best roads West and South of Occidental; Coleman Valley, Dillon Beach, Marshall, Chileno Valley, Joy. What more “Joy” could you ask for? No dirt but still an adventure!
New this year: Option #2: A challenging but slightly less epic loop. “Coleman Valley-Tomales” Loop. Both routes start up Coleman Valley to the coast and finish up Joy.
At the top of the Wilson Hill at mile 50 there will be a food and hydration stop. You can fill up with (TBD sponsor) hydration and nutrition or water. We will also have other food and snacks for you. If you want, you may leave your personal bottles and food (clearly labeled with your name) at the (Sponsoring Shop) tent at the start, we’ll have them set out for you to grab. (This service will be provided only at the 50 mile feed zone) No hand-ups! There will be a second feed at mile 68.5. You can top off your bottles and grab a quick snack to help you up Joy Rd to the finish. For riders of the Coleman-Tomales loop your feed will be at mile 32 at the top of the Franklin School Rd climb and mile 46 at the top of Middle Rd.
Grasshoppers have always been about adventure, exploration and pushing your limits. These are timed rides and not races. All Hopper routes are open and riders must obey all traffic laws and rules. See RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Prizes: Cash prizes for top 3 Male/Female for long route only.
7:30 Registration/sign in open Occidental Community Center ($50 pre-reg/$55 day of)
9:30 Staging (please don’t line up earlier and block traffic
1:00-Finish on Joy Rd. just past Bitner. ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING at the finish. Fans and family need to ride from Occidental.
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