Praise the Grasshopper

The Grasshopper Adventure Series is known for pure mixed terrain and gravel adventures. Or what its founder, Miguel Crawford, describes as “fun, often very long and hard, magical mystery tours through the diverse, challenging and eclectic hills of Sonoma County and beyond.” If you can’t make one of these 1-day events, or you want to challenge yourself on more than one Grassahopper route, our “Praise the Grasshopper” gravel adventure is for you.

From Old Caz, where it all began, to King Ridge and Sweetwater, you can customize and combine the routes to fit your idea of a gravel adventure. New to gravel? We’ll tailor your routes to give you a mellow taste of the gravel ‘hoppers are known for.

We recommend using Comova’s adventure cycling cabin, Cazita, as your base, but accommodations can be made in other parts of West County as well. Your routes will be personalized to wherever your starting location is.


Willow Creek and Old Caz

Climb up Willow Creek to Islands in the Sky on gravel and single track then grab your brakes for the descent back down to the river before the finishing loop on the classic Old Caz route.

gravel adventure crossing East Austin Creek on Old Caz route


Grasshopper routes are designed to create “the perfect combination of road and dirt to challenge person and machine.” We’ll tailor classic ‘hopper routes to your desired level of adventure whether that means more or less technical terrain.

Comova Cycling Praise the Grasshopper


 Small groups can stay at Cazita, Comova’s adventure cycling cabin with studio and/or private rooms. Designed with cyclists in mind, there’s bike storage in the adjacent barn, an optional outdoor shower, and hot tub. Other options include vacation rentals, motels and inns of the lower Russian River Valley.

Comova Cycling Praise the Grasshopper

Insider Tips

Gold Coast Coffee is where you’ll want to get caffeinated and grab some calories in the form of delicious pastries. Finish here as well, especially if you’re wet from a creek crossing and need to warm up.

“This was one of my most memorable cycling weekends. Loved the bike route and beautiful Sonoma County scenery.”
–Yang W.