The Cookie Fondo Experience
We've added another whole day of goodness for 2019, so here are the highlights to look forward to:
| Saturday, October 26th |
Saturday, Oct 26 - 8:00A Cookie Fondo Kickoff!
Join us for two fun-filled days, with two route options for Saturday of 35 and 55 miles, to cover the climbs we can't get to on Sunday. Day one routes are shorter but still challenging, and won’t tire you out for the long ride on Sunday.
Saturday, Oct 26 -10:00A Sponsor Expo/Packet Pickup
If you're only joining us on Sunday, come pick up your ride packet and gift bag, and then tour the expo to check out our fine collection of sponsors.
Saturday, Oct 26 - 1:00P Meet and the Pros Q&A, and Autograph/Book Signing
If you’re too tired to chat with the pros during the ride, now's your chance!
Saturday, Oct 26 | Sponsor Presentations
Check your race packet for a giftcards, promo items and special offers from Cookie Fondo Partners & sponsors.
Saturday, Oct 26 | Cookie+KOM Collection by Castelli
Don't forget your kit from Castelli! Fun design, Italian quality, and festive for the weekend.
Saturday, Oct 26 | VIP Dinner & Special Guests
Schmooze with the pros over a delicious, exclusive dinner at Pedaler's Fork.
| Sunday, October 27th |
Sunday, Oct 27 - 7:00A Registration Opens
If you can't make it to early rider check in/packet pickup Saturday, get there early to beat the lines, but we'll take care of you. Illy Coffee available at 7:00A.
Sunday, Oct 27 - 7:30A - Ride! Eat Cookies! Repeat!
We've worked all year to bring a ton of fun activities and added value for riders, but the ride the main reason you're here, and it won't disappoint. Suffer on Malibu's tough climbs, and recover with fun descents and breathtaking ocean views, great snacks, fresh fruits and of course gourmet cookies.
Sunday, Oct 27 - 11:00A | Meal Service Begins
The first finishers can start chowing down, with literally some of the top chef talent in the world, courtesy of Chef's Cycle and No Kid Hungry. Hope you didn't fill up on cookies!
Sunday, Oct 27 - Beachside Rest Stop and Illy Coffee
Soak up some fresh air, put your feet up, have a snack, and enjoy an iced coffee or espresso from Illy. We know that folks like to skip rest stops sometimes, but DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
Sunday, Oct 27 - Hosted Aid Stations by Local Clubs and Bike Shops
Have a little fun at the rest stops! Get to know some of your local bike shops and teams, who jumped at the chance to show their fun side at Phil's Fondo.
Sunday, Oct 27 - 3:00P
No Kid Hungry Raffle
Buy a raffle ticket for $20, ALL proceeds go to No Kid Hungry kid and help fight childhood hunger. Win cool stuff! So much winning!
| 8 Reasons You Need to Ride the Cookie Fondo |
#1 - Malibu, California
The word is out on the best-kept secret in cycling destinations, with challenging terrain and breathtaking views in all directions, just minutes from Los Angeles.
#2 - Great Swag
Phil’s Fondo has the best partners, who stuff your goodie back with quality and fun, like a Camelbak custom cookie bottle and a New Balance t-shirt
#3 - Free Cookies!
Phil’s Cookie Fondo is a bike ride technically, but it’s also a cookie party, with delicious cookies at every aid station from a renowned LA bakery. #earnyourcookies
#4 - Charity Focused
For the third consecutive year, we’re benefiting Chef’s Cycle for No Kid Hungry, which does great work across the US funding meal programs at public schools. We’re well on our way to funding 1 Million Meals!
#5 - Amazing Climbs
We offer a flat 32-mile route on Sunday, but the rest of the routes have some tough climbs, so you’ll have to #earnyourcookies
#6 - Breathtaking Descents
The other reward for climbing is of course coasting, with fun, twisty descents that’ll put a smile on your face (but don’t have too much fun—there’s no crashing allowed at Phil’s Fondo.)
#7 - Delicious Food
Classy post-ride meals provided by our team of chefs from some of the nicest restaurants in town, for the full Los Angeles experience!
#8 - More Cookies!
If you think it’s weird that we have two cookies on this list, wait till you see how many we have on Fondo weekend.