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USAL Hopper The Lost Coast

September 14 2024
Whitethorn CA
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Distances: 35, 42, 60 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

Join us for a unique weekend in Mendocino County.

Usal Beach and the Lost Coast are in a remote section of Northern California nestled between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Eel River to the east, 25 miles north of Fort Bragg. During Saturday's Hopper we'll have a chance to ride the  roads of Usal Redwoods and Redwood Forest Foundation Inc. (RFFI) land. There will be three routes to choose from. "Mero-Mero" 60 mi. 8500 ft. "El Mediano" 43 mi. 6900 ft. and Chiquito 35 mi. 5100 ft There will be a podium for top 3 riders in each category for the Mero-Mero route ONLY. Riders doing El Chiquito will not be timed. Registration includes camping for Friday and Saturday, dinner Sat. 

This year $35 of your registration will be used to register you for one year as a member of Usal/RFFI Forest Foundation. Saturday night we'll have a campfire and guest speakers to learn about the history of the area and what is being done to protect the Usal Forest and restore the watersheds. Sunday will be a an opportunity to hike or bike and learn about local efforts to create a model of "working community forests" For race and weekend details go to: Grasshopper web page. Registration is limited to 350 riders due to the remote access of the land.


Start Located At: Usal Beach Campground, Whitethorn, CA 95589, United States
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Sep 14 2024 - EVENT: USAL Hopper The Lost Coast