CampoVelo Returns for Second Year with Addition of Clif Bar as Title Sponsor
Posted: January 24th, 2018
Three Days of World Class Cycling, Cuisine, and Libations in Napa Valley, CA
April 27-29, 2018
St. Helena, CA (January 23, 2018) – Chef Chris Cosentino is pleased to announce the second annual CampoVelo and title sponsor Clif Bar & Company. The event will take place April 27-29, 2018 in stunning Napa Valley, California. As a former professional cyclist, Chris’ unique recipe for a perfect Napa weekend is to eat well, ride hard (or easy), drink excellently, and find your fun. This combination of world class cycling, wellness, cuisine, and libations makes CampoVelo truly a unique event.
“Increasing our partnership to title sponsor of CampoVelo has an extra special significance this year,” says Gary Erickson, founder and co-Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of Clif Bar & Co. “Napa Valley needs continued support as the community rebuilds from the wildfires and at Clif Bar & Co. we want people to know that the valley is still one of the most incredible places in the world for food, wine and outdoor adventures. My wife and co-CVO Kit and I call Napa Valley our home and along with Chris Cosentino, we can’t wait to welcome CampoVelo guests into our community.”
By blending the best of the culinary world with the world of cycling and wellness, CampoVelo has quickly turned into an event that is the highlight of the year for many. Chef Cosentino along with twenty Featured Guests (chefs, winemakers, pro-cyclists and other notables), the women’s mountain bike CLIF Pro Team, and the men’s road and criterium Team CLIF Bar Cycling lead attendees through the weekend in a myriad of activities designed to support and promote CampoVelo’s local, national, and global beneficiaries. Each morning, Featured Guests will accompany the participants on mountain bike, road bike, and e-bike rides throughout Napa Valley. After hours of exploring the amazing outdoor opportunities on two-wheels, chef Cosentino and friends will lead product demos, workshops, and prepare five-star evening dinners.
“Anyone who knows me, knows my passion for food, family, cycling and fun. Last year I was able to share those passions with our guests over the CampoVelo weekend. We have a killer weekend planned for 2018 with more of my chef, athlete, and winemaking friends joining the festivities,” remarked chef Cosentino.
The weekend kicks off in St. Helena on Friday with a selection of road and mountain bike rides, as well as a yoga session, followed by lunch at Clif Family Winery’s tasting room and an evening Welcome Reception with bites by Cosentino, wine tastings, and a fashion show at Las Alcobas. A ticketed five-course dinner hosted by Cosentino at his restaurant Acacia House in St. Helena will benefit No Kid Hungry.
Saturday features a selection of rides and wellness activities at von Strasser Family Winery and Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa. Morning activities will be followed by relaxation and a festival featuring speak-easy sessions, culinary demos, and wine workshops. New for 2018, CampoVelo will host bike relay races, live music, wine, beer, and food trucks on Saturday evening at the Calistoga Speedway.
The weekend culminates Sunday with a big ride, gran fondo style, including three route options (35/50/80 miles), followed by a “Pigs, Pasta, and Pita” lunch at the iconic Charles Krug Winery. Attendees can sample a selection of wine by Charles Krug and beer by Mad Fritz, play lawn games, enjoy live music, and bid on fantastic silent auction lots.
With the mantra “do good, one pedal stroke at a time,” CampoVelo benefits the Napa Valley Vine Trail, Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, and World Bicycle Relief. Five percent of this year’s registration proceeds will also be donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation towards the Disaster Relief Fund for fire victims.
Other partners include First Republic Bank, Giant, Liv Cycling, CAPO, Las Alcobas, Acacia House, Vans, Topical Edge, SRAM, Silca, Tourissimo Active Travel, and Vittoria Coffee.
For more information and the full weekend itinerary, visit www.campovelo.com.
About CampoVelo Napa Valley
CampoVelo Napa Valley, hosted by chef Chris Cosentino and produced by Ride Napa Valley, is a three-day weekend blending the best of the culinary, cycling, and wellness worlds. Chris, along with twenty other chefs, pro-cyclists, winemakers, and other notable people lead the weekend in a myriad of activities designed to support local, national, and global non-profit organizations including the Napa Valley Community Foundation Fund for Disaster Relief, the Napa Valley Vine Trail, Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, and World Bicycle Relief.
About Clif Bar & Company
Clif Bar & Company crafts nutritious and organic food to feed and inspire adventure, including the CLIF BAR® energy bar; CLIF Kid™, Nourishing Kids in Motion®; and LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar. Family and employee-owned, the company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and the planet. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit www.clifbar.com, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clifbar and follow us at: www.twitter.com/clifbar and www.instagram.com/clifbar.
- Chris Cosentino, Acacia House, Cockscomb, Jackrabbit
- Bryan Voltaggio, VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal, RANGE, AGGIO
- Michael Voltaggio, ink.well
- Jeff Mahin, Stella Barra Pizzeria, M Street Kitchen, Do-Rite Donuts, Summer House Santa Monica
- Matt Accarrino, SPQR
- Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes
- Jess Cerra, Personal Chef / Cyclist
- Neal Fraser, Redbird, Vibiana, Fritzi Coop
- Lentine Alexis, Chef / Cyclist
- John McConnell, Clif Family
- Chris Kollar, Kollar Chocolates
- Kara Lind, Kara’s Cupcakes
- Michael Gyetvan, Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca, Norman Rose Tavern
- Steve Mathaisson, Mathiasson Wines
- Bertus van Zyl, Farm Collective
- Rebekah Wineberg, Quintessa
Cyclists / Athletes
- Bob Roll, former pro-cyclist, author and broadcast personality
- Ted King, former pro-cyclist, co-founder UnTapped
- Ben Hoffman, professional triathlete
- Carl Decker, pro mountain bike racer
- Allison Tetrick, pro-cyclist and Dirty Kanza 200 winner
- Janel Holcomb, former pro-cyclist
- Tina Brubaker, former pro-cyclist, cycling coach
- Adam Pulford, CTS cycling coach
- Yuri Hauswald, mountain bike racer and Dirty Kanza 200 winner
- Jeff Byers, former NFL player—Carolina Panthers