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 unknown roads of Usal Redwoods and Redwood Forest Foundation Inc. (RFFI) land. There will be two routes to choose from. "Mero-Mero" 60 mi. 8500 k. "El Mediano" 43 mi. 6900 k. 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 $25 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 300 riders due to the remote access of the land.