Date(s) - 04/21/2018
Lake Sonoma MTB: Grasshopper Adventure Series #4
April 21, 2018 • REGISTER
25 MILES / 3,900 FT
It’s back! Lake Sonoma single track… Rides like this are what made us fall in love with mountain biking; long, flowing, challenging single loops deep in the woods. The lake is low enough that the course is open. Expect some mud but overall it’s in great shape. Remember, no short cuts home. It’s not possible to complete the entire Grasshopper Adventure Series without a solid MTB ride. This loop is a 20 mile plus flow trail (but you have to pedal!). The climbs are short and punchy and the descents ripping and dare I say…”yummy”? We will have awards and categories this year based on age, not ability. This is single lap race with no turn around point. It is a rugged, remote loop. Not recommended for beginner riders. The ride begins at the dam and heads up RockPile to Skaggs before entering the loop on the south side and riding in a clockwise direction. Finish will be at No Name Flat **This will be a chance to preview the south side of the lake trail that we will ride on Skaggs Gravel Adventure on April 8th.
There will be Osmo/ GU hydration and nutrition at mile 13.5 You can stop to fill up or if you leave your own bottles (clearly labeled with you name) at the Spokefolk tent at the start, we’ll have them set out for you to grab. We’ll have hydration, nutrition, and snacks for you, along with some cold Guayaki to get you home. (Maybe a cold beer too?)
There will be categories and awards for Lake Sonoma Grasshopper (No license required) Cash prizes for top 3 Male/Female racers.
Registration opens: 7:30 ($65 pre reg/ $70 day of: includes lunch)
Rider meeting: 9:45
- A crazy hard, super fun adventure with 200 of your closest cycling buddies!
- One Osmo hydration and feed zone. Presented by SpokeFolk Bike Shop
- Awesome prizes at the finish from our generous sponsors
- Event timing
- Registration Packet : Guayaki Organic Energy, GU Custom Hopper Route Card and 2018 Grasshopper Stickers
- Top 3 male/female will win custom Grasshopper- CamelBak bottles
- Custom awards top 3 each age group
- Top 3 M/F Cash prize $250/150/100
- Emergency Medical Support en route
- Cold Guayaki, snacks at finish
- Beer provided by Woodfour Brewing Company
- Unforgettable stories of adventure!
- Delicious lunch at Lake Sonoma
For more information: grasshopperadventureseries.com/rides/lake-sonoma-mtb
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.