January 26 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Quintessential Hopper (Cross/Gravel Bike) – Old Caz has been canceled this year due to a slide and permission from the County. However, this route is on par for Hopper adventures and will not disappoint. Exactly half pavement and half dirt, the final 22 miles of dirt will be off the hook! The epitome of Nor Cal adventure riding.
43 miles / 5,633′ ft – We begin the day at Low Gap park in Ukiah and after a short spin though the north part of Ukiah head west on Orr Springs Rd. This quiet Mendocino County Rd. climbs 1800 ft over the first 9 miles before dropping into the Orr Springs area and then rolls along Montgomery Woods State Reserve. There is a climb to the Comptche/Orr Springs Rd and Low Gap Rd. From mile 20-22 you gain 600″ and then make the turn onto dirt on Low Gap Rd. This county road is all dirt until the finish. Beginning at mile 22 you will climb from 1,100 ft (with a few small descents) until mile 34 at 2,662 ft. From here you have a ripping 9 mile dirt, gravel, rutted descent to the finish.
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