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Lake Sonoma MTB

April 27

Mountain bikers racing on a trail.

Get ready for the 26th annual Grasshopper Adventure Series as they put on the Lake Sonoma MTB race!  The series comprises six unique rides, routes, and races in Northern California. Whether you're looking for races or adventures, each event allows you to explore little-known paved, dirt, and single-track in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humbolt County.  These are eclectic races designed to push riders to the limit without pushing them over.

The Lake Sonoma Mountian MTB is an extremely fun yet challenging single-track mountain bike race. The Sonoma MTB is organized by Hopper Adventures, who produces the Grasshopper Adventure Series, which comprises six mixed-terrain adventure rides on stunning routes in Northern California, including Sonoma MTB.  The course is a wonderful 27-mile loop around the Lake comprised of flowing trails, ruggedness, and steep punchy climbs.  This is a single-lap race with no turnaround point. Not recommended for beginner riders. Rated as one of Strambecco's must to-do races, it is listed in the Best Mountain Bike Events in the Northwest.

Event & Course Info

Gear up for an exhilarating mountain biking adventure at the Lake Sonoma MTB Race, a premier event that promises both visual splendor and physical challenges. With a meticulously organized course spanning 26 miles and boasting a significant gain of 4,565 feet, this race stands as a beacon for mountain biking enthusiasts on the West Coast. Participants can showcase their prowess in full age group categories, ensuring a fair and competitive playing field. From the skillful M/F Pro category to age-specific divisions like U18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+, there's a category for every rider to embrace the thrill of the race.

The race not only challenges riders but also supports them along the way. A fully stocked midway aid station awaits, offering a replenishing array of food and liquid nutrition. Beyond the trail, Grasshopper Adventure's sweetens the deal with enticing bonuses—picture a lakeside lunch, refreshing Sierra Nevada beer, cash prizes for top finishers, coveted finish prizes, and more.

Lake Sonoma MTB Race isn't just a test of skill; it's a feast for the eyes. The visually stunning course winds through captivating landscapes, providing riders with an immersive experience amidst the natural beauty of California. From challenging ascents to thrilling descents, every twist and turn adds to the allure of this exceptional race. Unleash your biking prowess, soak in the stunning surroundings, and revel in the camaraderie of a community brought together by the love of mountain biking. The trails await—get ready to conquer them at Lake Sonoma MTB Race.

Area Accommodations & Things to Do

Discover serenity at Lake Sonoma, CA, and ensure a peaceful retreat with our curated selection of accommodations nestled near this picturesque destination. From charming lakeside cabins to cozy bed and breakfasts, our offerings cater to every taste. Experience the tranquility of the area while enjoying convenient access to the breathtaking landscapes of Lake Sonoma. Whether you're seeking a rustic escape or modern comforts, our accommodations promise an idyllic stay, allowing you to unwind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this Northern California gem. Check out the Lake Sonoma Resort Area for campsites, the Geyserville and Healdsburg Inns, and the Healdsburg Boutique Hotels.

Indulge your palate in the culinary delights of Lake Sonoma, CA, with an array of local restaurants offering diverse and flavorful experiences. From charming waterfront eateries with panoramic views of the lake to cozy bistros in nearby towns, each dining destination presents a unique blend of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Strambecco recommends the Lake Sonoma Marina Bar & Grill, Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria, and the Diavola.

Related Events

Calling all cycling enthusiasts! The Grasshopper Adventure Series invites riders on a thrilling journey through the picturesque landscapes of California with its six annual events running from January to June. Each event promises a unique blend of challenge, camaraderie, and breathtaking scenery, making it a must-experience for cycling aficionados. Kicking off the series, Low Gap sets the tone with its challenging course and scenic routes, offering riders a taste of what the Grasshopper Adventure Series is all about. A test of grit and endurance, Huffmaster Hopper beckons cyclists to conquer its diverse terrain, pushing their limits against the backdrop of California's natural beauty.

If you're looking to broaden your cycling horizons and explore the Golden State's stunning landscapes, consider adding other California cycling events to your calendar. Known as one of the most iconic mountain bike races, the Downieville Classic takes riders through the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains. With a blend of challenging descents and beautiful scenery, it's a favorite among mountain biking enthusiasts. Or traverse the pristine trails surrounding Lake Tahoe in the Tahoe Trail, a premier cross-country mountain bike event. Experience the alpine beauty of Tahoe while tackling a course that combines technical challenges and rewarding vistas. Or embrace the challenge of the Grizzly 100 & Big Bear MTB Grand Fondo, where riders tackle the rugged terrains around Big Bear Lake. With multiple distance options, it's an event that caters to various skill levels, promising a day of mountain biking adventure. California's cycling scene is as varied as its landscapes. Choose the adventure that resonates with you!

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