California

The Golden State

Welcome to the right coast. These roads and routes are popular with a host of European pros looking for form in the early season, but we, fortunately, get to ride them year-round and now we're ready to share our hard-earned knowledge with you. Join us in our own backyard for an experience that will leave you with a reinvigorated love of the bicycle, treasured friends, and enduring memories.

"It's easy for me to stay in good shape in California because there's a lot of great riding. It's a different style of training to a lot of pro riders, but it works for me because it's fun and it keeps me excited about cycling."


Laurens ten Dam, pro rider for Team Giant–Alpecin & friend of inGamba

CALIFORNIA FAST FACTS:

California is our home and home is where the heart is. We feel blessed to be able to ride the amazing roads of the Golden State, dine on the cuisine based on freshly prepared local ingredients and partake of the delightful wines made from locally grown grapes. And we want to share all of this with you.

Fast facts:

  • Fortune cookies, blues jeans, frisbees and McDonalds were all invented here

  • Produces more grapes than any other state in the country

  • The Golden State is the largest producer of almonds in the world

  • The name California comes from a mythical Spanish island ruled by a queen called Califia

KNOWN FOR:

  • The Tour of California, which joins the WorldTour in 2017

  • Being the 6th largest economy in the world

  • Redwoods – the tallest trees on earth

CLIMATE:

  • Because of the size of the state, the weather ranges from subarctic to hot desert

  • The coastal regions have a Mediterranean climate, warm to hot summer and mild winters

TERRAIN:

  • The state is famous for spectacular roads, sweeping vistas and some of the best riding in the world

  • The climbs are not as long as you find in Europe, but there is plenty of vertical to be explored

"Hospitality is hospitality is hospitality… until you’re lucky enough to experience life inGamba."


Ted King, Lord of the Gravel and former ProTour rider

"The trip was pretty fantastic. The roads and terrain were terrific.
The routes you planned were "inGamba" great.
Challenging and fun with just the right amount of ‘Pinarello bite.’
Everyone did everything they could to make the trip really unique and memorable."


Jay Butler, inGamba guest

Your fantasy, our goal

Ever wondered what your perfect day on the bike would look like? We did too. InGamba was born from a desire to combine the world's best cycling with the most delicious local food and wine. We've made that dream a reality – and now we want to share it with you.