The inaugural Huffmaster Hopper, in collaboration with the B-rad Foundation, has scheduled a 59 or 89 mile bicycle ride starting at the Maxwell High School parking lot on April 20. Grasshopper Adventures has been organizing cycling events in Sonoma and Mendocino counties for the past 20 years. Miguel Chapulin, a former Maxwell resident, organized the event to benefit Camp Fire victims.
“I have wanted to do an event in the Maxwell area for some time,” said Chapulin. “I lived in Maxwell from 1973 to 1977, when my dad was the principal of Maxwell Elementary. It was the perfect time to organize the event for those affected by the fire.”
Registration fees of $100 per cyclist will be donated to the Camp Fire Relief Efforts. The Huffmaster route, 89 total miles, will start at Maxwell High School parking lot at 10 AM, where riders will then head north and west, traveling along Sites-Lodoga Road to the Leesville Gap, and to Huffmaster Road. From there, the course continues on gravel to mile 80 at Sites. Once in Sites, the course steers back on pavement for a nine-mile ride back to the town of Maxwell, finishing at Maxwell High School. A mini Huffmaster course consisting of 59 miles is also available.
Participants so far include many riders from the central valley and Chico area. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is a new sponsor.
“We don’t have any riders registered from Colusa County yet, but hope to get some,” said Chapulin.
For more information on this event, visit grasshopperadventureseries.com. ■