CYCLING RETURNS TO CALISTOGA

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CampoVelo  announces “Saturday Night at the Speedway.”  Calistoga Speedway to switch from cars to bicycles for one April night.  Inspired by the cult-classic, coming of age films, Breaking Away and Indiana University’s, Little 500 race.  Campovelo returns for a second year of three days of World Class CyclingIt all occurs April 27-29, 2018.

A team relay race is planned by Organizers around the half-mile track, peaking Saturday’s events.  Teams of four riders, one at a time, in hopes of becoming the fastest team, working
to get all four riders across the finish line.

Not sure about racing?  There’s a prize for most laughable!  If you shoot for that, who knows? Oh yeah, there’s also first and last place prizes.

Proceeds will go for a good cause, supporting a non-profit coalition, the Napa Valley Vine Trail. The Coalition is dedicated to building a class 1 paved bike path from Calistoga to the Vallejo Ferry. So far, 19.5 miles have been constructed of the 47-mile plan.  (Full itinerary, visit www.campovelo.com).

JOIN A CYCLING TEAM OR SIT BACK AND ENJOY

No bike necessary. Detroit Bikes, are providing their made-in-the-USA single speed bikes for the race to all entries. Not riding? Sounds like fun just enjoying the racing, fine cuisine and live music featuring the Oakland based band, The T Sisters trio. CampoVelo plans a beautiful outdoor evening of fun, that will also feature Napa Valley food trucks, wineries and breweries.

Napa Speedway Cycling

CAMPOVELO HAS CLIF BAR & COMPANY AS TITLE SPONSOR

According to the organizers, Chef Chris Cosentino, a former professional cyclist, has a unique recipe for a classic Napa weekend.  “Eat well, ride hard (or easy) drink excellently and find your fun.”  Chef Chris has Clif Bar & Company, as a sponsor of this event. Their goal is to make the weekend memorable.

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Chris has plans to blend the best of the culinary world with the world of cycling and wellness, CampoVelo organizers are aiming to turn this event to a cycling highlight of the year – adding another great time, especially to those of you having Sea Otter withdrawals.

IT’S A CYCLING AND FEED EXTRAVAGANZA

It sounds like fun as they kick off the weekend in St. Helena on Friday, April 27, 2018.  They offer a selection of road and mountain bike rides, as well as a yoga session. This is followed by lunch at Clif Family Winery’s tasting room.  An evening welcome reception with bites by Cosentino, wine tastings, and a fashion show at Las Alcobas. Later, 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. The itinerary shows the morning activities to be followed by a festival featuring speak-easy sessions, culinary demos, and wine workshops. Food trucks will also be available at the Calistoga Speedway.

The CampoVelo schedule all culminates Sunday with a big ride, gran fondo style, and three route options (35/50/80 miles). It will be followed by a “Pigs, Pasta and Pita” lunch all supported by a number of local wineries and notable chefs.

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CYCLING TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT… (The When, Where and What)

Three day full itinerary visit www.campovelo.com

Calistoga Speedway Event:  Saturday, April 28th., 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free for registered CampoVelo Passholders (3 day; 2 day or Saturday only) | General public: $25.00 per person (includes 1 food  and 1 drink ticket) | Ages 12 and under: $12.00 (includes 1 food ticket) | $10.00 per racer

 

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