Series Results and King Ridge Video

Phew…we made it. What a season, what a series of adventures! Congrats to those who finished all the Hoppers! Here are the final standings.

Series Results:

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King Ridge Dirt Supreme 2017

Video by @murnaneproductions


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King Ridge Dirt Supreme (Point Standing Update)

So stoked for our series finale on May 6th. We’ll be starting and finishing in Duncan’s Mills. Beer by Woodfour Brewing Company, brick oven pizza by Gold Coast Coffee and music by Sol Horizon. Gonna be a rocking day!
And let’s not forget that the overall champions will be crowned for the top 3 in each category for the 2017 Grasshopper Adventure Series. Any questions on points or standing please let us know asap.
Pro Men
1 Dapice Joshua 184
2 Christiansen Chas 172

19-29 Men
1 Butterfield Brad 204
2 Birich Paul 180
3 Elliott Tyler 171

30-39 Men
1 Richardson Caleb 250
2 Abbott Matt 238
3 zinsser Andy 226
4 Young Matt 199
5 Knowlton Jamie 179
6 Hughes Joe 167
7 Sanchez Javi 140
8 Reeckmann David 138
9 Girard Steven 137
10 Myles Joe 134
11 Kahmoson Jeremiah 114
12 Krumwiede David 107
13 Clark Jason 99

Men 40-49

1 Nordvedt Timothy 215
2 Jordan Michael 195
3 Thurman Rich 195
4 Crawford Miguel 188
5 Caine Paul 169
6 Plumb Gregory 164
7 Cantor Ilya 155
8 Boyle Dan 147
9 Mohammed Salifu 124

Men 50+

1 Sanchez Javier 267
2 Courtney Chris 246
3 Bool Herb 209
4 Anolik Mark 203
5 Winkle Don 174
6 Warren Mike 146
7 Cruz George 99

Pro Women
1 Dillon Olivia 221

Women 19-29
1 Fladseth Heidorn Kristin 226

Women 30-39

1 Lefterova Martina 278
2 McNamara Romany 250
3 Ofiesh Caetie 196

Women 40-49
1 Brandt Nina 210

Women 50 +
1 Phillips Jennie 225

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Skaggs! Rolls at 9:00 AM!!

Remember that this Sat due to the length of the ride we begin at 9:00 AM. See ya there.

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Lake Sonoma Results

Great job out there ya’ll. Here’s the results in case you want to see how you did.

Thanks Seth and Woodfour for the beer and B-Rad and Jeremiah for the stoke as always!


Photos by Jorge Flores

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Super Sweetwater Summary

I was going to tell you about my day but…here’s Patrick Brady’s story to chew on and killer photos by Jorge Flores.

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What’s So Special About SuperSweetwater?

Where do I start? First, this is the road where I rediscovered my native Sonoma County. I grew up in Sebastopol playing ball sports: soccer, baseball, basketball. I rode a bike but just to get around. A few jumps here and there. Nothing to adventuresome. At 21 I moved back into the area “just for a while” and began exploring on my Rei Ponderosa with Avocet semi-slicks. I was hooked as a mountain biker, but road rides? What…why? I soon discovered that our back roads were  exciting, challenging and crazy hard. So many of the roads you would never have a reason to be on or know existed, unless riding a bike. 
Second, I’m nostalgic for the first Hopper ever in 1998. I’ll never forget climbing the back side of Sweetwater with Rick Hunter who had a portable radio in his jersey pocket so we could listen to the SuperBowl. The first edition was Sweetwater, River Rd to Hwy 1, Willow Creek. Hadn’t yet thrown in Old Caz…not to mention Fort Ross. The first time I did this loop was on a birthday ride. Most likely with Dan Boyle, Kevin Garrison, Don Winkle, Roger Bartels and other friends who just “had to” go along on the birthday ride mission. They thought I was crazy, even 20+ years ago. It’s really a ride to make to you say “uncle”. I kinda like that. Lastly, I love it because it’s just so damn hard to figure out which bike to ride. From Occi to Sweetwater the roads are great; some with uber fresh pavement. Then the early parts of Sweetwater are just destroyed. Cracks down the middle, sluffing with large bulges, mud slides around blind corners, and sections that have no line but through huge pot holes. All this leads up to the westside of Sweetwater that starts so steep it’s almost laughable, 25%? Then there’s a bobsled of a decent with 180 degree off camber turns that keep you well beyond your comfort zone. This is the most challenging section of pavement to descend in the county. Bar none. Photo: Mig

Then there’s the Old Caz bonus! Why not throw in our best gravel adventure road with a creek crossing right in the middle of the ride? Creek crossing? Heck yeah! I do make sure to use SPD pedals and mtb shoes for this Hopper.

Before you know it, Kaboom! you’re in Cazadero. Now you “get” to climb Fort Ross Rd. Truly a gem. Most people pass Fort Ross Rd en route to King Ridge but it’s an amazing ribbon road. After the first summit you drop into the South Fork of the Gualala River before climbing up to Meyers Grade/Sea View Rd.

 Oh, and did I mention now you’re on top of the freaking World. There’s nothing quite like dropping in on Meyers Grade on a clear day. 

Tailwind down the coast and just “pop” on up to the top of Coleman Valley for some libations, stories and munchies.

Nothing to it, bada bing, bada boom! Old Caz Sandwich. Gravel grinder? Nope. Epic Hopper Adventure on Certified Sonoma Ribbon Roads? In spades. Can’t wait.  (Photos by John Blackwell)

See ya on Sat,


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Chileno Valley Update

This amazing painting is by Charles Beck. His studio is at the top of Joy where we’ll be finishing our ride.

The ride is on!
Ready or not time to rock and roll. This year we again have heavy rainfall and flooding leading up to Chileno Valley. The good news is that it looks like we will have a break in the storm, unlike like last year’s torrential downpour.

We have openings for day of reg (Cost is $60) or you can reg online until Friday at 6.

Now pack your gear, tune up your bike, and get ready for stage two of the 2017 Grasshopper Adventure Series.
See ya’ on Sat. Mig

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Old Caz Results 2017

Old Caz Results 2017

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Good morning. We’ve been getting lots of questions about transfers so here are your options.

1. You can transfer to another Hopper for free. Just let us know which one.

2. You can transfer to a friend, and they can reimburse you for the ticket. If you wish to do that, please email us and provide the following information:

1. Registered rider’s name

2. New rider’s: Name, Age (or Pro), email and phone number

3. Transfer fee is $10 via Paypal.

It is best to do this before Saturday. We have a full field and it’s going to be hectic. If it’s last minute, please bring a printout of the rider’s registration confirmation and we can do day-of transfers.

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