In mountain-biking circles, the Rockhopper is the stuff of legend. A race featuring early adopters of a new kind of racing. Guys like Gary Fisher, Gavin Chilcott, Tom Murray. And the place couldn’t have been better: Annadel State Park. With threats to close Annadel coming from Sacramento almost monthly, it seems, Bike Monkey is bringing back the Rockhopper under the banner of the Annadel XC
—a 14-, 19- and 27-mile race benefiting park upkeep and providing a formalized race on the best mountain biking trails in the region on Sunday, June 5
, starting in downtown Santa Rosa through to Annadel State Park. 8am. Spectators free; registration open until day of race, info. at www.bikemonkey.net.
UPDATE: Due to rain, this race has been rescheduled to June 25. More details here.