Inaugural CampoVelo Napa Valley
Posted: February 18th, 2017
Inaugural CampoVelo Napa Valley presented by Lexus with Three Days of World-Class Cycling, Cuisine and Libations, April 28–30th, 2017
St. Helena, Calif. – Chef Chris Cosentino’s unique recipe for a perfect Napa weekend is ready to serve: announcing CampoVelo Napa Valley presented by Lexus, a three-day event combining unforgettable cycling, incredible food and exceptional libations. With the brand new Las Alcobas Hotel and his Acacia House restaurant in Saint Helena serving as home base, CampoVelo Napa Valley is set to showcase the very best of Napa in a way only Chris Cosentino could.
“CampoVelo Napa Valley will embody the spirit of good living and adventure, a culinary bacchanal on two wheels,” Chef Cosentino said. “We’ll provide all the ingredients to create your own special experience, be it on the bike cresting a mountain, in the kitchen exploring flavors and technique with talented chefs, relaxing during a spa treatment or talking with viticulturists.”
The weekend kicks off in St. Helena on Friday afternoon with an easy “spin out” ride featuring professional cyclists and guest chefs at Clif Family Winery, followed by wine-tastings and a welcome reception in the afternoon.
Saturday will be filled with a curated selection of road and mountain bike rides exploring as much or as little of the Napa Valley as participants would like. Riding will be followed by relaxation and an event festival with culinary presentations by noted chefs Seamus Mullen, Bryan Voltaggio and Jeff Mahin at St. Helena’s Brasswood Cellars. Wine and beer tastings, fireside chats, bike maintenance and demo rides lead into dinner.
Sunday sees the weekend culminate with a big ride, offering a variety of route options to choose from, followed by a “Pigs, Pizza & Paella” lunch to be held at the iconic Charles Krug Winery, a staple in the Napa Valley wine industry for 150 years.
Each night guests can choose from special dinner events or enjoy one of Napa Valley’s many world-class restaurants.
And what’s more, CampoVelo Napa Valley presented by Lexus supports a good cause. With the mantra to “do good, one pedal stroke at a time” CampoVelo will benefit Chefs Cycle, a No Kid Hungry program, World Bicycle Relief, the Napa County Bicycle Coalition and the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
As title sponsor, Lexus will create an amazing experience for attendees through the brand’s passion points of food, wine and cycling. Lexus will have an onsite fleet of courtesy vehicles and will provide the pace car for the rides, among other activations throughout the weekend.
For more information, visit www.campovelo.com.
About CampoVelo Napa Valley
In the heart of Napa Valley, the inaugural CampoVelo will perfectly pair world-class cycling, mouthwatering cuisine and libations, guaranteeing an undeniably unique and memorable weekend. All brought together under the new Las Alcobas Hotel featuring Chef Chris Cosentino’s restaurant, the Acacia House. CampoVelo will benefit Chefs Cycle, World Bicycle Relief, Napa County Bicycle Coalition and the Napa Valley Vine Trail. Primary event partners are Las Alcobas, First Republic Bank, Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer, Clif Family Winery, Capo Cycling, Keller Williams Realty, In Gamba Tours, Peet’s Coffee, Gott’s Roadside, Charles Krug Winery, Brasswood Cellars, DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co, and Giant Bikes.