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.
You’ve never ridden King Ridge like this. We are starting in Duncan’s Mills this year so we will start with a slow burn up Bohemian Hwy to Occidental. Then climb up Coleman Valley and descend Willow Creek on dirt. Hwy 1 to Fort Ross. Dirt descent to Salt Point. Dirt climb up Kruse. Climb Hauser Bridge. Back King Ridge to Caz and finish on East Austin Creek Rd near Duncan’s Mills. If you are looking for a supreme cross/dirt/gravel challenge this is it. Road, cross, Diverge….? Depends on what you have and what you can ride. Big tires and don’t flat! If you loved Old Caz this ride will blow your mind!
Option #2: Riders will head out River Rd to Hwy 1 and follow the same course as the big loop. Eliminates climb to Occidental and Willow Creek descent. You will still have the Salt Point dirt descent and Kruse dirt climb so a gravel bike with slick/semi slick tires or a road bike with 28c would be a good option.
There will be an Hammer Nutrition hydration and nutrition stop at the top of the Fort Ross Rd and a second feed at the top of Hauser Bridge. Thanks to Breakaway Bikes! . Exact location ( TBD) You can stop to fill up or if you leave your own bottles (clearly labeled with you name) at the NorCal Bike Sport tent at the start , we’ll have them set out for you to grab. No hand-ups..You can top off your bottles and grab a quick snack; or take your time, relax and get fueled up.
Grasshoppers have always been about adventure, exploration and pushing your limits. All Hopper routes are open and riders must obey all traffic laws and rules. See RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Prizes: 250 Euros first Male and Female up for grab from our generous sponsors at CAPO. Awards to top 3 M/F from each category for Overall Series Winners will be presented at the King Ridge Finale. Points are taken from your best 5 finishes. If you do all 6 Hoppers your worst finish will be dropped. All riders competing for the overall must finish Old Caz, Lake Sonoma Mtb and King Ridge to qualify.
7:30-10:00 Registration/sign in open
3:00…? Finish. We’ll finish on East Austin Creek Rd. Exact finish line TBD. Casual roll back to Duncan’s Mills for lunch, awards and libations.
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