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King Ridge Dirt Supreme Hopper

King Ridge Dirt Supreme

Part of the Grasshopper Adventure Series

You’ve never ridden King Ridge like this. We are starting in Duncan’s Mills this year so we will start with a slow burn up Bohemian Hwy to Occidental. Then climb up Coleman Valley and descend Willow Creek on dirt. Hwy 1 to Fort Ross. Dirt descent to Salt Point. Dirt climb up Kruse. Climb Hauser Bridge. Back King Ridge to Caz and finish on East Austin Creek Rd near Duncan’s Mills. If you are looking for a supreme cross/dirt/gravel challenge this is it. Road, cross, Diverge….? Depends on what you have and what you can ride. Big tires and don’t flat! If you loved Old Caz this ride will blow your mind!

Option #2: Riders will head out River Rd to Hwy 1 and follow the same course as the big loop. Eliminates climb to Occidental and Willow Creek descent. You will still have the Salt Point dirt descent and Kruse dirt climb so a gravel bike with slick/semi slick tires or a road bike with 28c would be a good option.

 

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Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride

2018 CANYON BELGIAN WAFFLE RIDE

Welkom to the most unique cycling event in the U.S. — the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) — now in its seventh year of irreverence. The only Euro-style Spring Classic on American soil will once again be hosted by the Lost Abbey Brewery on April 15, 2018. It will proffer the same type of insanity, challenge and the unparalleled experience that has made the event infamous — with another new course to surprise and delight all (not as long).

The Canyon BWR attracts world-class cyclists from around the world. It has a cult following of fervent racers from cyclocross, road and mountain biking. As a result, it has become known as much for its difficulty, with all the glorious trappings of the Belgian Spring Classics — as it has for the celebratory atmosphere that pervades the event’s every funky facet.

Each year the course is different. Last years was not the longest but it was the most difficult yet at 140-miles; 41 of which were in dirt, with 13,000 feet of elevation gain. We hope to keep the course similar to that of last year, but different. Now entering its fourth year, the Belgian Wafer Ride will cover roughly 68 miles of the Canyon BWR’s tricky trails, hellacious hills and rolling roads.

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by Riding Gravel 2014