Date(s) - 03/11/2023
May 15 • 90 MILES, 8500 FT. TIMED SECTION IS 72 MILES. (35 MILES DIRT/GRAVEL)
Genius or crazy? Maybe a bit of both. This special route combines 18 miles of scenic Coast Hwy 1 from Fort Bragg to Westport. Then we head east on Branscombe to Laytonville, 4 miles of Hwy 101 and then 35 miles of dirt and gravel back to Fort Bragg.
You can’t ride Sherwood Rd without going big. It’s close to 40 miles from Willits to Fort Bragg…one way. This means you either ride one direction on Hwy 20, you do an “out and back” or you do it a’la Hopper and ride Fort Bragg to Westport and then Branscombe Rd. to Laytonville.
We’ve had this killer loop in the docket for years. Due to the fact that we are unable to ride the Jackson Forest section we are stoked to slot this ride in its place. There’s more pave than Jackson but trust me, it’s one of the best loops you can do on the north coast.
What to Ride?:
This is a true mixed-terrain Hopper. It’s 18 miles from Fort Bragg to Westport on Hwy 1 and then 25 miles to Laytonville on amazingly smooth pavé with nary a car to be seen. The 35 miles of gravel and dirt from Sherwood at Hwy 1 to Fort Bragg will have you grinning from ear to ear. It’s definitely a “grave/cross” bike route. I would not recommend anything smaller than 38c tires with some good side knobs.
There is lots of great comping in the Fort Bragg area but is not included in reg nor available at the start/finish. See below for options.
There will be a fuel/hydration stop at mile 19 for and also at mile 57.
Sherwood Adventure Categories
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: Cash prizes for top 3 male/female.
- Podium: We will have a podium for Top 3 M/F for ALL age groups.
- Registration: $125. (Increase in $ is due to cost of permits and support in this remote area)
Sherwood Adventure Schedule
9:00 AM Start
Noyo Headlands Park
Transfers: $10 Use BikeReg to transfer or change categories
- A crazy hard, super fun adventure with 250 of your closest cycling buddies!
- Two nutrition feed zones. Plus other goodies
- Event timing
- Emergency Medical Support en route
- Cold Guayaki, Sierra Nevada beer
- Lunch by Chef Matt Accarrino
- Sierra Nevada cerveza
- Unforgettable stories of adventure!