Old Caz Hopper

Feb 13th - Quintessential Hopper (Cross)

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.


We begin with a stiff climb up Coleman Valley Rd. A start that will quickly thin the field and reveal who has done their Winter homework. Rt turn on Willow Creek where the pavement ends at mile 3 and we get our first dirt of the day. We’ll rip a  4 mile dirt descent to Hwy 1 and then  cruise along the Russian River to Duncan’s Mills. New this year is a right turn onto Moscow Rd to Monte Rio and then a left on Bohemian Hwy. Take Hwy 116 West to the tiny exit onto Duncan Rd and this is where the labyrinth begins. The course WILL  be marked but you MUST stay alert to not get turned around. Here are the exact Map/Route Details for Old Caz. Pre-ride if you get a chance or study the map. Remember …fail to plan, plan to fail. The course will be marked and there will be marshals at a few key intersection but there are a lot of little roads and turns. Oh, and don’t forget the creek crossing!



“Rest Stops”

There will be an GU hydration GU nutrition stop at the top of Old Caz climb @mile 25. There will also be Chia Bars from HealthWarrior and some RawKitFuel. In addition we’ll have water, a few snacks to help you on your way. You can stop to fill up or if you leave your own bottles (clearly labeled with you name) at the NorCal Bikesport tent at the start , we’ll have them set out for you to grab. No hand-ups. This year there will be a second “rest” stop at the bottom of Willow Creek to top off your bottles and grab a quick snack. Please DO NOT leave clothing at the feed zones. All left over bottles and miscellaneous items will be dropped back at the Occidental Community Center.


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. See RULES OF ENGAGEMENT


7:30 Registration/sign in open Occidental Community Center
9:30 Staging (please don’t line up earlier and block traffic
10:00 Start
1:00-? Finish ‘atop Willow Creek Road. ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING ON WILLOW CREEK RD. Fans and family need to ride from Occidental. There is no where to park or turn around!

Whatcha' get

  • A crazy hard, super fun adventure with 300 of your closest cycling buddies!
  • Two GU hydration and GU nutrition feed zones. Plus other goodies
  • Awesome raffle goodies at the finish from our generous sponsors
  • Event timing
  • Registration Packet : Guayaki Organic Energy, GU, Custom Hopper Route Card and 2016 Grasshopper Sticker
  • Emergency Medical Support en route
  • Cold Guayaki, malted beverages, snacks at finish
  • Unforgettable stories of adventure!