This event is not a joke. It is a true test of your fitness in every sense. Lake Sonoma is a very rugged place with the terrain to match. Isolation is a regular condition out there, so be safe and try to silence the nagging voices in your head. In short: if you’re considering entering this event, you should be training for it.
BOAR'S TUSK: 8mi (full), 16mi (self-service), 21mi (full), 29mi (full)
FERAL PIG: 7mi (self-service), 12mi (full), 20mi (full) “Basic” stops include water, Gu, and Gu Brew and some simple food.
LITTLE PIGGY: 8mi (basic)
“Full” stops include water, gels, electrolyte, a bottle feed and basic food such as bananas and oranges. Bottle feeds are limited to one bottle.
Pro Men: 35 Miles
Pro Women: 35 Miles
All other entries regardless of route compete by age brackets and gender.
"Little Piggy" is a non-competitive category.
Our sponsors are generous folks, and you can rest assured that in addition to having a chance of taking home one of our beautiful medals at the podium, there will be a great big mountain of prizes from our sponsors to get through.
The long route is 34.5 challenging miles of steep terrain with whippy turns, and foot-out off-camber descents. It's for the rowdiest of mountain bikers. The climbs are short, steep, and come at you constantly. The descents are of a similar character. There are very few long climbs to set into and just as few long descents to use to get around all those people who passed you on the climbs. Expect to pedal, and if you are racing in the singlespeed category, opt for an easier gear ratio.
The medium route includes mos of the challenging stuff but excludes the first offroad section and instead continues for 2.5 miles on pavement until re-joining with the long route. It also takes a shortcut between the Liberty Glenn aid station and the Wulfow Shortcut aid station meaning that for those riding the "Feral Pig". Note: The "Wulfow Shortcut" aid station will only be in place for long-course riders. So if you need something on the medium route, get it at Liberty Glenn!
The short course only stops at the Liberty Glenn station and then turns off on to additional single track not laid out in the profile below. Remember, the short-course is a non-competitive (not timed) route.
FRIDAY before the race
Though there is not an official camping area, our permit allows riders to camp at Warm Springs and Liberty Glen Recreation Areas. Just bring either your rider packet, or your confirmation email. If you want to camp at the official Liberty Glen campsite, then you would need to register online here.
7:30 AM — Registration pickup and onsite registration opens.
9:00 AM — Mass start
2:30 PM — Awards
Registration for SoNoMas opens on January 1st and is $79 per rider ($59 for the Little Piggy). For that you get stocked and staffed aid stations, a categorized competitive race environment on well-marked and technically demanding singletrack, a traffic-controlled mass-start, an amazing prize list, cash payouts for pro racers and a huge post-race meal to bring you back from whatever cave you found yourself in.
35 Mile Route: $81 | 25 Mile Route: $71 | 14 Mile Non-Competitive Route: $35.