Holiday Gift Guide

Our favorite gifts are often ones we’d want to give to ourselves. We share with you a handful of tempting treats….edible, drinkable, rideable and all wonderful. Clif Family Chocolate Quartet We heart chocolate. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds, Dark Chocolate Toffee Pistachios, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels and Dark Chocolate Blueberries. A gift you might just want to keep for yourself. Shop Clif Family Adventure Trio We say send the trio which includes our lunch and dinner and pretty much…

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Riding at CampoVelo with Chef Chris Cosentino

Are you wondering what the cycling is like at CLIF CampoVelo Napa Valley? Hear first hand from Chef Cosentino on why he loves this ride. Come ride with Chef Cosentino this coming April and enjoy the food, wine and fun of Napa Valley. Register to Ride Plan you Visit

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CampoVelo, the Cocktail!

Winter is officially gone, and we no longer need hot chocolate or espresso after a ride to shake off the chills. Instead, a fresh Spring cocktail is the perfect choice to wet your whistle. We thought this year's ride needed an official cocktail, so we asked Chef Cosentino to create a recipe inspired by cycling and the season. We present you with his creation, the "CampoVelo"—a Spring vodka cocktail. Be sure to visit the Rocket Vodka crew this weekend to…

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The CLIF Crew is Coming!

We're thrilled to have a crew of CLIF athletes join us for the weekend. You'll have a chance to ride alongside them, hear their stories, and gain tips and insights on riding your best. The CLIF Pro Team A team founded on the principles of creating opportunities for women in sports, and to advocate for equal pay, prize money, and support of these athletes. Learn more about the CLIF Pro Team. Featured Riders Katarina Nash, 5x Olympian. One of the…

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A Special Screening of “Blood Road”

Watch Rebecca Rusch, the inspirational and phenomenal subject of the thrilling documentary Blood Road at a very special screening on April 26th at the Cameo Cinema! Rebecca is a 7x World Champion in sports ranging from adventure racing to whitewater rafting to 24-hour solo mountain biking, author, activist, and also a talented filmmaker. About the film: Although she is used to pushing her body to its limit, nothing could prepare ultra-endurance mountain biker Rebecca Rusch for the emotional journey she…

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The Speakeasy Sessions

On Saturday the 28th, after the morning ride, plan to grab a chair, a glass of wine or beer, and perhaps win one of our fantastic door prizes at our Speakeasy Sessions with our featured guests! 12:30pm – From Grape to Glass Meet the makers behind Napa Valley's favorite libation with superstar winemakers Steve Matthiasson, Bertus van Zyl, and Rebekah Wineburg and Iron Chef America winner Neal Fraser 1:15pm – No Pressure Tire pressure, talent pressure, life pressure... our partner…

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Guest Spotlight: Chris Kollar

Chris Kollar: Chocolatier, Kollar Chocolates Follow Chris: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Chris on Cycling I road BMX as a little guy, then started cross training while playing soccer. The bike overtook and I was hooked from an early age . I did my first 100 mile ride at age 14. It’s just a part of me...my lifestyle. I ride as much as possible. Besides being fun, it is an enormous outlet for stress and grounding myself. Chris…

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Q&A with Pro Triathlete Ben Hoffman

Ben Hoffman:6x Ironman Champion Follow Ben: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Ben on Cycling I have been riding bikes since day one! I still remember taking off my training wheels and graduating the tiger stripe Huffy to small dirt jumps in my neighborhood. Custom bike paint jobs came next with my bmx bike receiving shiny coats of silver spray paint. The true cycling start would have to be in high school when my Dad bought me my "green…

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Calistoga Speedway to Switch from Cars to Bicycles for One Amazing Night in April

Calistoga, CA (March 5, 2018) – Inspired by the cult-classic, coming of age film Breaking Away and Indiana University’s Little 500 race, CampoVelo is proud to announce “Saturday Night at the Speedway.” The feature event of the evening will be a team relay race around the half-mile track. Teams of four will send racers around the track, one at a time, in hopes of becoming the fastest team to get all four riders across the finish line. Instead of a…

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Guest Spotlight: Winemaker Steve Matthiasson

Steve Matthiasson:Winemaker of the Year: "San Francisco Chronicle" and "Food & Wine Magazine" Follow Steve: Facebook | Instagram Steve on Cycling I watched the movie Breaking Away as a kid and bought a used road bike with paper route money. I grew up in Tuscon, which is a great cycling town. After hurting my knee skateboarding, I went to cycling as my main sport and branched out into mountain biking to replace the adrenaline of skateboarding. After college, I worked…

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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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