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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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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