WHO • Phil Gaimon
WHERE • Los Angeles, CA
WHY • Because why wouldn’t you want to ride with a former pro whose passion for cycling is matched only by his passion for cookies?
A former American pro cyclist who last rode for UCI World Tour team Cannondale–Drapac, Phil is a busy guy. When he’s not writing books (like his 2014 opus, Pro Cycling on $10 a Day and most recent best seller, Draft Animals), he’s pursuing his quest to find the best cookie in America. Or riding his bike.
“Writing’s a blast and eating great cookies is even better, but there’s nothing I enjoy more than riding my bike with other people who love riding their bikes too,” says Phil.
“During my days as a pro, people often asked how I could train in a city known only for traffic and movie stars, but pro teams have held training camps in Malibu for years. Next time you’re in the LA area, join me for an amazing ride and find out why!”
PHIL’S FAVORITE RIDE
“I like rides with climbs, cookies and quality people,” says Phil. “I have an intimate knowledge of Hollywood, Los Angeles, Malibu and Thousand Oaks.
“I also love the routes of Phil’s Fondo. It’s the ideal route for showing off the great climbs, ocean air and perfect weather to help Los Angeles get the reputation it deserves as a world-class cycling destination.”
FOUR ROUTE OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
Mini chip • 32 mi / +700 ft elevation
Sugar cookie • 50 mi / +3.2k ft
Chocolate chip • 87 mi / +8.4k ft
Double fudge • 113 mi / +11.4k ft So…how hungry are you?