Chileno Valley: Grasshopper Adventure Series #2

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Date(s) - 02/10/2018
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Chileno Valley: Grasshopper Adventure Series #2
February 10, 2018 • REGISTER

OPTION 1: 80 MILES   /   6,384 FT • OPTION 2: 53 MILES   /   4,947 FT

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.

“Rest Stops”
We’ll have two feed zones at Chilleno Valley Grasshopper. The first is at mile 27.3 at the top of Franklin School Rd.  The second feed for riders doing the “Full Pull” is at mile 50. You can fill up with Osmo hydration and GU 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 Breakaway Bikes tent at the start, or with BiciSport and we’ll have them set out for you to grab. You can top off your bottles and grab a quick snack to help you up Joy Rd to the finish.

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.

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
10:00 Start
1:00-Finish on Joy Rd. just past Bitner. ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING at the finish. Fans and family need to ride from Occidental

Whatcha’ get

  • A crazy hard, super fun adventure with 300 of your closest cycling buddies!
  • Two Osmo/ GU  hydration and nutrition feed zones.
  • Awesome prizes at the finish from our generous sponsors
  • Event timing
  • Registration Packet : Guayaki Organic EnergyGU, Custom Hopper Route Card and 2018 Grasshopper Stickers
  • Emergency Medical Support en route
  • Cold Guayaki, Woodfour beer and snacks at finish
  • Unforgettable stories of adventure!
  • Cash prizes top 3 M/F. $250/150/100


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About the Grasshopper Adventure Series

Welcome to the 20th annual original gravel, mixed-terrain adventure series. Located in West Sonoma County in Northern California each Hopper is unique in its route and terrain and will challenge the rider and equipment like no other race series in the world. Come to adventure and explore or come to race and shred, it’s up to you.

Prizes and cash will be awarded to top 3 male and female overall for each race. 250/150/100

Prizes for top 3 M/F will be awarded in each category for the series.

Series winners must compete in 5 of the 6 Hoppers and MUST do King Ridge Dirt Supreme. Points awarded for Old Caz, Chileno Valley (80 mi), Supersweetwater (w/Old Caz), Lake Sonoma MTB, Skaggs! (both options), King Ridge Dirt Supreme(w/Willow Creek) Winners will also receive a custom Capo jersey and be crowned “Adventure Champion of the Universe”

Choose your adventure, or better yet, ride ’em all.

A portion of the proceeds goes to: El Molino HS MB Team, Matt Wilson Memorial Scholarship, Ross Dillon Fund.

Check out Grasshopper Adventure Series for more information, maps, and videos.

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