I love this photo. It’s everything great cycling is about [after the ride]. You’ve got chef in an amazing place sharing an epic tale, surrounded by beautiful food, wine and laughter. Chef is Michael Chiarello. Just named Esquire Magazine’s Chef of the Year he’s been a household name to food lovers for a long time. He also happens to be a hell of a bike rider and a personal friend of inGamba.

The Ride

An intimate two-day food, wine and cycling experience unlike any other. Share Northern California’s Napa Valley roads with world class chefs, winemakers and riders for the weekend of April 12-13. Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Gran Fondo is where you can ride with-not-only Chef Chiarello, but Matt Accarrino, Jody Adams and Daniel Humm. Winemakers Doug Shafer, Larry Turley, Joel Gott and Pro Cyclists George Hincapie, Bob Roll, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriske, Chris Carmichael and Lucas Euser.

The Cause

The event is dedicated to supporting three important causes that impact the community of Napa Valley, Clinic Ole, Napa Bike and the Vine Trail. From healthcare services to bike safety to improving the roads of Napa County, these non-profit organizations are critical to residents and tourists alike.

Click here for more information and to sign up and join us for an incredible weekend in Northern California.