I am a former pro cyclist, author and lover of cookies and bikes! You can now book a ride with me here on VeloGuide. Since I want to make sure your ride is completely custom, please fill out the form below and a VeloGuide Pro Concierge will get the process started.
In my years as a pro cyclist, when I mentioned that I lived in Los Angeles, people would ask how I could train in a town known only for traffic and movie stars, but pro teams have held training camps in Malibu for years, and here's your chance to find out why. Next time you are in the LA area, join me for an amazing ride!
It is a pretty cool job to be able to travel around the world and ride in cool and exciting places as well as meet and ride with interesting local VeloGuides.. I have ridden with Phil twice now. Once out of Santa Monica and then a climb of Topanga.... whoa! Great ride and includes cookies, pizza and beer at one of Phil's favourite spots. Looking forward to riding with Phil again this December but I will be his VeloGuide in Bucerias Mexico!
My wife Sarah and I had the pleasure to ride with Phil in Bucerias this past Christmas. We had a blast. In addition to a great and challenging ride over some interesting terrain, there were many laughs, great conversation, plenty of stories and some awesome enchiladas and beers at the end. We hope to make our way to the Hollywood hills soon to join Phil for a ride in his backyard...and hopefully partake in some post ride Belgian Pecan cookies at Sweetsalt.
I had the opportunity to ride with Phil during a short visit to LA over the NYE weekend and I had a fantastic time. Not only did we take in some of the famous canyon climbs around the Hollywood hills, we also had great conversations about life, cycling, careers and everything in between! I highly recommend Phil for a good time in LA - on and off the bike! On a side note, the bike rental VeloGuide hooked me up with through I. Martin in Beverly Hills was also superb. Thanks for that.
I like rides with climbs, cookies, and quality people. I have an intimate knowledge of Hollywood, Los Angeles, Malibu, and Thousand Oaks.
I also love the routes of Phil’s Fondo! This is where I have chosen to show off the great climbs, ocean air, and perfect weather, to help Los Angeles get the reputation it deserves as a world-class cycling destination. I have personally designed the courses myself, collected rider gifts from my favorite sponsors, and thanks to our fundraising partners, Chef’s Cycle and No Kid Hungry, we’ll have celebrity chefs and Michelin stars providing lunch at the expo Saturday, post-ride dinner Sunday, and gourmet cookies all weekend. This is an LA food experience that would be worth the price of registration by itself.
Register at http://www.philsfondo.com/
Please fill out your contact information, add some ride details, and we'll build a custom tour for you with Phil!