Guest Spotlight: Jeff Byers

Jeff ByersFormer NFL Players, CEO of Topical Edge Follow: Twitter | Instagram Growing Up With Sports I was always into being an outdoor kid. My parents would probably say I had too much energy and they needed me to get out of the house and do something. I remember playing every sport from gymnastics at the YMCA, to roller hockey...you name and I probably played it. I even ran cross country in 7th grade. Growing up in a family that…

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Guest Spotlight: Tina Brubaker

Tina "Earthquaker" Brubaker:Former Pro Cyclist, Coach Follow Tina: Twitter | Instagram Tina on Cycling I was outside one day and my neighbor walked by and said, “do you ever ride that?” while pointing toward my crappy $200 commuter mountain bike. Without waiting for an answer, he followed up with, “a bunch of us are going to do a downhill race at Mt Hood tomorrow, you should come.” So, I did. I won the beginner category having ridden off-road maybe once…

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Chris Cosentino on Chefs Cycling to Work

Chrome Industries recently put together a little video with our host, Chris Cosentino. Hear what Chris has to say about how chefs are embracing cycling, and how he's incorporated bikes into his restaurant Cockscomb. Chris has also helped Chrome Industries design a slick new Chef's Knife Roll. Check it out.

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Guest Spotlight: Janel Holcomb

Janel Holcomb raced professionally from 2008-2015 for the US National Team, Optum Pro Cycling, Colavita Forno-d'Asolo, and Webcor Pro Cycling competing all over the world in the sport's biggest races. In 2011 Janel was crowned NRC Champion after claiming overall titles at the Cascade Cycling Classic, Tour de Toona and Joe Martin Stage Race as well as numerous one-day race wins. In 2014 she and her teammates finished 4th at the World Championships in the team time trial only 6…

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Q&A with Bob Roll

How did you get into cycling? Riding to work. I didn’t have a car and I didn’t want a car, so I took the bus with my bike. You can see a lot on two wheels.... but we all know that. What sparked your passion for food? This question actually must be answered in two parts: my childhood and my adulthood. We never seemed to have enough food on the table, especially as there were 5 of us kids. My…

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CampoVelo Returns for Second Year with Addition of Clif Bar as Title Sponsor

Three Days of World Class Cycling, Cuisine, and Libations in Napa Valley, CAApril 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.…

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Guest Spotlight: Carl Decker

Carl Decker:Pro Mountain BikerFollow Carl: Twitter | Instagram | Website How I Got Started with Cycling I grew up in a cycling family. At the age of 9, I rode to the Oregon coast (some 200+ miles) on a BMX bike, which might sound impressive, until I say this: my brother rode to the coast too that summer—and he was 7. We also did our first MTB race that year, The Cascade Cruise, outside of our hometown of Bend, Oregon.…

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Q&A with Pro Cyclist and Chef Jess Cerra

Jess Cerra: Pro Cyclist & Chef Follow Jess: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website How did you get into cycling? I moved to San Diego to attend grad school at SDSU from 2005-2007. I completed M.S. is in Exercise Physiology with a particular area of research in elite cyclists, uncovering how calcium loss in sweat could further contribute to low bone density. I spent a lot of time in the lab with elite cyclists, and also saw so many…

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Ted’s Tips: Find Your Adventure

Yogi Berra was a hall of fame baseball player, although he could have been a cyclist with his insightful quote, "when you come to a fork in the road, take it!" Heeding that advice, veer from your norm and explore a new road. Don’t be afraid to rally on some dirt, hop a root or duck a fence to get there. Sure you might get lost, but that's part of the adventure. Plus, to borrow another Yogi'ism, no matter where…

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Ted’s Tips: Spin it, to win it

Probably 90% of the time I see people lumbering around in an all too massive gear. Your efficiency will skyrocket if you start pedaling north of 85rpm, as opposed to 50-60rpm which I see painfully too often. Drop a gear, increase those pedal strokes, and think of yourself like a hummingbird flying up a mountain. Napa has some steep climbs; entering this into your typical riding format will make them pass like a breeze… or at least slightly less painfully.…

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Ted’s Tips: Join a Group

Dovetailing off my tip from last week, this week's tip is to ride in groups. This will allow you to experience the vast array of bike riding talents and abilities, you’ll experience fast groups and slow, you’ll learn the lingo and glean some handy tips, you’ll meet new people, be challenged, and soak in a lot more fun as opposed to purely staring at a computer screen in your cold, dark basement on the trainer. The best part of riding in…

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Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Bike!

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle. We think that’s more than a good reason to raise a glass and celebrate! WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF™ is solely dedicated to mobilizing people through the power of the bike. They are committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive. We invite you to this incredibly special early evening benefit mixer for WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF™ presented by Tourissimo and supported by Keller Williams Realty and the esteemed Flora…

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Ted’s Tips: Is your bike as happy as your legs?

Visit your local bike shop. A well tuned bike is a happy bike and a happy bike is a fast bike. A creaky bottom bracket or wobbly out of true wheel is distracting and detracting, meanwhile when things are in fine-tuned order, training becomes more efficient and a lot more enjoyable. Having a bike that responds to your inputs makes your job as a rider that much easier too. If you're constantly worrying about issues with your machine, it will detract…

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Ted’s Tips: Want to ride faster?

Cycling is a sport that rewards those who log time on the bike. There’s no getting around it, if you want to ride faster, you need to ride more. For 99% of people who ride bikes for the enjoyment and health, increasing your fitness is one way to enhance your experience in the saddle. By spending more hours in the saddle, your body will adapt and your endurance will build. Once you have a solid base of training miles in…

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Ted’s Tips: Descending Like A Pro

Take a look around you. Descending upon Napa in just a few weeks, you'll be riding some of the most iconic roads in the United States. Similar to tip numero uno, practice your bike handling skills so that the simple act of taking in your surroundings isn’t just more enjoyable, but it’s part of your routine. Specifically, rather than being white knuckled staring at the road 25 feet in front of you, gaze 250 feet up the road so that…

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Ted’s Tips: Fuel Properly

This week, we bring you a tip from Ted King that will keep you going even on the longest of rides! There’s no shortage of exquisite food (and wine) in Napa Valley and there’s no reason to avoid them when riding. But don’t choke down the latest rabbit chow energy food purely because your riding buddies or glossy magazines say it’s the latest and greatest. Relying on real foods—ones where you can pronounce the ingredients and inherently know their macro…

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5 Reasons to Bring a Friend

1. With so many rides options to choose from, you need your friends advice to decide! We've got rides for the fast ones of the group, the dirt-loving mountain bikers, the climbers and everyone in-between. For non-cyclists of the group, there will be yoga and hiking options available. CampoVelo quite literally has everyone covered! 2. Post-ride lunch stories with a beer or glass of wine are always better with friends. Our mountain bike ride with Joel Gott from Gott's Roadside…

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VIP Guest Profile: Bob Roll

A Bay Area, California native, Bob Roll is a former professional cyclist and current cycling sports commentator with NBC Sports Network. Most recently, he is known for his enthusiastic announcing of some of the most iconic bike races around the world – the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Paris-Roubax and Tour of California. As a racer, he is most remembered for his success in the now defunct Coors Classic as well as serving in a domestique role for Andy Hampsten…

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Inaugural CampoVelo Napa Valley

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…

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VIP Guest Profile: Lentine Alexis

Lentine Alexis is a curious, classically trained chef and former pro athlete who uses the bicycle, travel experiences and organic ingredients to inspire athletes and everyone to explore, connect and expand their human experiences through food.   Before becoming a chef, she spent nine years as a professional endurance triathlete and yoga instructor, living in Asia, Europe and the United States cultivating a career in international diplomacy. As she found herself in foreign environments, she also encountered foreign definitions of…

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