We've tried to list answers to most of the questions we get below. If you don't find what you're looking for visit CONTACT page and connect with us. 

When is the event?

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Where is Packet Pick-Up/Rider Check-In?

Saturday, October 14th | 11:00A - 4:00P - Verizon Wireless Westlake Village - 30734 Russell Ranch Rd. Westlake Village, CA 91362

What if I can’t make it to packet pick up?

You'll have limited time event morning to pick up your rider pack. Event day registration and rider check-in begins at 7:00A 

Where does the event start?

Event Start/Finish & Festival will be at Camarillo Commemorative Air Force Hangar - 455 Aviation Dr, Camarillo CA 93010 

Where does the event end?

Same location at Start - Camarillo Commemorative Air Force Hangar

Where do I park?

Event Parking is FREE at the . Follow event signage and staff when arriving.  

What do I get for participating? 

Individual Registration Receives: 

  • Ride Entry to 2017 Cookie Fondo by Verizon. Ride & hang with Phil Gaimon, Cannondale Pro Cycling Team Members, and pro friends!
  • Rider Swag Bag from Cookie Fondo Sponsors and Event Partners (New Balance, Camelbak, VeloFix, Cannondale & More).
  • Invitation to "Draft Animals" book launch party at packet pickup on Saturday, with lunch by Top Chef Michael Voltaggio.
  • Post-ride dinner and drinks by celebrity chefs Jeff Mahin, Bryan Voltaggio, Travis Flood, Brian Dunsmoor, and Cory Lane, for one the greatest food experiences you'll ever have...too good for a Fondo.
  • Custom Participant Pack including bib number & pro-style name sticker for your bike.
  • Fully-supported by VeloFix on the road.
  • Cookies from Jeff Mahin! Nutrition from Clif Bar! Well-staffed & stocked aid stations. 
  • Cookie Fondo Sponsor Expo w/ Cannondale Bike Demo, Sponsors & Cycling Vendors
  • Optional Saturday (10/14) Warm-Up Ride w/ Phil's WorldTour Friends & Special Guests

How much is it?

Prices change as we get closer to the event. Best to sign up now and save! 

Are there team discounts?

Yes, visit the RIDE page to see Team/Group details.

What type of support are available along the course?

VeloFix will be on route to support riders w/ mechanical issues. Also, each Aid Stop is hosted by local bike shops w/ mechanics on hand to support you. 

How much traffic will riders encounter?

Not too much! Phil designed the routes to incorporate roads less traveled by LA drivers. 

Does this benefit a charity? Which one? How can my charity be involved?

Yes, Chef's Cycle & No Kid Hungry are beneficiaries of the event. Visit CHARITY page for additional details. 

Can my spouse/child/friend volunteer?

Of course! Visit the Volunteer page to see all available positions and opportunities. 

Will there be gear check if I do not want to ride with my items?

Cookie Fondo Staff can store your gear if you'd like. Parking is also nearby so feel free to stow your swag bag and leftover gear in your vehicle. 

Can my spouse join for dinner after?

Yes! Family, friends and fellow cookie lovers are welcome. Check with Registration Staff event weekend to purchase additional Food/Drink Tickets. 

What is the age limit?

No age restrictions. Riders under 18 need to have parents permission to ride.

What if it rains?

Rain or shine, we ride!

Will I get to share a cookie with Phil?

Yes! Good luck catching him on the road though. Better find him at the Sponsor Expo or Start line for a photo. 

Can I change distances?

Yes! Visit and log into your account. You're able to change distances once logged into your account. Follow step-by-step instructions at link below.  

Are there refunds, deferrals, or transfers?

If circumstances change and you're no longer able to join us contact us at and we'll get it sorted. 

Do I have to wear a helmet?

YES! Helmets are required. Always wear a helmet when you ride, don't be silly. 

Are there any bike/equipment requirements? Ie, tandem, trailers, etc.

Yes, Helen's Cycles will be offering New Cannondale Bikes to test out for the entire weekend. More details coming soon!

Is there a time limit? Why?

Yes, each distance carries its own time requirements. You'll want to keep an AVG/MPH of 11MPH. 

Can I wear headphones?

We don't recommend it. Enjoy the company of fellow riders and make some new friends. 

Can I text and ride?

Bad idea. Don't do it.

If I’m not a professional, can I still ride?

Of course!

Do you recommend any hotels?

We recommend the Hyatt Regency Westlake Village. Visit the STAY page for details and availability.  

Will any hotels have a shuttle to the start and finish line?

Yes, We'll be offering rides from Hyatt Regency Westlake Village to the Start/Finish. 

What airport should I fly into?

We recommend flying into Burbank Regional Airport (BUR) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX.) Both are approx 32mi away our host city, Westlake Village.