Date(s) - 02/16/2019
February 16, 2019
OPTION #1: 73 MILES / 6,541 FT
OPTION #2: 52 MILES/ 3,913 FT
Sweetwater, Fort Ross, Meyers Grade … and Willow Creek! Could there be a more perfect Sonoma County Hopper course? The route is pavé until Willow Creek Road where all “Hell of the West” breaks loose. Ride finishes with a seven mile dirt, gravel climb to the top of Willow Creek Road.
Super Sweetwater is where is all started. Twenty-one years ago, the first Grasshopper traveled from Occidental (Grasshopper Adventure Series founder Miguel Crawford’s home at the time) to Sweetwater Springs Road. Riders then rode River Road and finished up Willow Creek. Since then Grasshopper has “upped the ante” a bit, throwing in Fort Ross and Meyers Grade for good measure. This year riders will be rolling from the Barlow Center in Sebastopol, the town Crawford grew up in and the home base for series sponsors Guayaki and Woodfour Brewing Company.
Riders choose between two route options for 2019; both include Willow Creek Road: Super Sweetwater w/Fort Ross-Meyers Grade — 73 mi. 6,143 ft or Super Sweetwater to Willow Creek (No Fort Ross) — 52 mi. 3,913 ft.
Hoppers 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 three male/female for long route only.
9:30 or so… Roll to RiverFront Regional Park
10:45 Start from Riverfront Park
2:30-? Finish at top of Willow Creek Rd.
Beer and snack then roll back to Barlow for more cold drinks and lunch.
- A crazy hard, super fun adventure with 200 of your closest cycling buddies!
- Two nutrition feed zones. Plus other goodies
- Awesome prizes at the finish from our generous sponsors
- Event timing
- Registration Packet : Guayaki Organic Energy, Osmo hydration, (TBD) nutrition, Cerveza from Woodfour Brewing Co. Custom Hopper Route Card and 2019 Grasshopper Sticker
- Emergency Medical Support en route
- Cold Guayaki, malted beverages, snacks at finish
- Unforgettable stories of adventure!
For more information: grasshopperadventureseries.com.
About Grasshopper Adventure Series
Grasshopper Adventure Series is the 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.
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.