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A partnership between RFFI and Usal Redwoods is providing a unique opportunity to ride on state, county and private RFFI/Usal land. As an effort to showcase their restoration efforts and stewardship of the land and provide the public access for the weekend we will be riding on their 50,000 acres between the Eel River and the Pacific Ocean. Hoppers have always been about adventure and exploration while striving to connect to and create community within the cycling community of northern California. We are thrilled to be venturing north and give you a glimpse into remote Mendocino County.
Many local RCMBA ladies will be heading to Oakride for the ladies only Sturdy Dirty Enduro. This is a fantastic event. Many significant others with kids in tow will be heading up to cheer on the gals as they rocket through some of the most amazing riding trails in the States. Many of us will be camping. If you are interested in finding out who is going and coordinating, please contact us and we will get you connected. This is sure to be a highlight of the summer.
The LaGrange Classic returns! Join your fellow RCMBA members in Weaverville for this one day race in the Weaver Basin Trail System. There is a 14.4 mile short course (1,966 ft climbing) and a 27 mile long course (4,159 ft climbing) on 90% single track. If you are interested in joining other RCMBA members at the race, let us know.
Tri-Kids is an annual classic on the North Coast for kids. The race takes place in Arcata at the high school. The triathlon is for ages 7 to 18. Kids not quite old enough or ready for the triathlon can take part in a super fun and spectator friendly running race. So get your kids out there or come out and cheer! Support active kids! See their website and Facebook site for more details.
For 40 years the Tour of the Unknown Coast has been California’s Toughest Century Ride and among the most beautiful rides anywhere. For 2018 they’re stepping up their game and along with taking finish times are also taking intermediate times at the Dyerville Overlook (100 kilometer turnaround) and at the base of the infamous “Wall.” They will also have medals for the top three men and women in each ride.
Head across the border along with other RCMBA members and get your Spring Thaw on. There is amazing riding and spectating to be had in this two day race format. Saturday, earn your down time in the XC race. On Sunday, it is all DH time. Better yet, get in on the All Mountain Challenge. Great race, people, and place. If you are interested in joining other RCMBA members, contact us.
Come ride or support this one day classic with many of your fellow RCMBA members and help support the 299 Connection. Contact us if you are interested in finding out who else is going and what sort of carpool options may be possible. This is a butt-kicker of a ride, but what a way to ride yourself into summer shape.