A road bike race for people who aren't afraid of a little hardcore gravel.
The ride was named after the fabled Fish Rock Road. We do a big-ass road ride to get to the base of it, and then we go over it. There are no bail-outs. But we support your journey. Then we celebrate at the finish.
We recommend you ride a road bike with 28c tires or bigger. The course consists of mostly road with a 14 mile long, time-consuming gravel section called Fish Rock. Some people are more comfortable riding a fast gravel bike with treaded tires. It's a question of what makes you feel more comfortable, and comes down to personal preference.
There's only one route for Fish Rock. It's 72.4 miles and 9,670 feet of elevation gain. The record is somewhere just under four hours. The course features 3 official aid stations.
We begin in Boonville and head west over the very long, beautiful, low-traffic Mountain View Road. After reaching the Pacific Ocean for a brief period we turn inland to make our return and tackle the one that inspired it all: Fish Rock. Quickly turning to gravel and pitching upward, you'll find yourself in a place unlike any other. For the next 25 miles, you'll have yourself, your legs and your heartbeat to keep you company.
12:00 pm: Camping opens at Anderson Valley Brewery
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Packet Pickup at Anderson Valley Brewery
8:00 am: Packet pickup opens at Anderson Valley Jr-Sr High
10:00 am: Mass Start at Anderson Valley Jr-Sr High
2:00 pm: First riders finish
3:30 pm: Awards at Anderson Valley Brewing Company
5:30 pm: Last riders finishing
7:41 pm: Sunset.
Morning: Roll out.
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