The Merry Monster starts and ends at the Mendocino Office of Education at 2240 Old River Road. It heads south on Old River Road and goes to Hopland, with a rest stop at Brutocao Winery. It then returns back up Old River Road and finishes at the Mendocino Office of Education. This ride is 28 miles long.

This is a beautiful ride with wonderful vineyard views and no significant climbing.

Riders also have the option of starting and ending at Mendocino College and following the Scary Monster route through Ukiah to get to Old River Road. This makes the ride closer to 40 miles long.




Distance – 28.0 miles
Elevation Gain – 750 feet


Not much climbing
Gorgeous vineyard views
Rural roads
Several great rest stops
Excellent SAG support
Monster t-shirt
Barbecue dinner
Goodie bag