The perfect ratio — with limited slots available, our intimate event ensures that you will have an opportunity to ride shoulder to shoulder in the peloton with the pros.
Dave Zabriskie is a recently retired professional cyclist with a 15 year career. Dave competed and won stages during the Tour de France, Vuelta Espana, and Giro di Italia. He is a record breaking 7-time National Time Trial champion, earning him the nickname "Captian America" and multiple podium finisher in World Time Trial Championship. Dave won stages and podium finished in the Tour of California nearly every year he competed.
Dave is one of the Worlds most popular cyclists not only for his race results, but also for his multifaceted ventures. As a result of being hit by cars five times and the countless others who are injured, or worse yet, killed each year, Dave created —“YIELD TO LIFE”— a non-profit dedicated to helping keeping cyclists safe on the road, promoting cycling as a healthy and environmentally-friendly lifestyle and ensuring the safety of those who cycle. Dave's goal is to prevent the senseless accidents that keep occurring between motorists and cyclists by heightening awareness, fostering respect, and strengthening understanding between and among all those who use the roads. Yield to Life works with corporations, bike clubs, bike shops, truck companies, car companies, police departments, driver education programs, schools, and universities to educate motorists and cyclists alike on their respective rights and how to safely use the same roads.
Cycling safety is not the only issue Dave has combated. After struggling with his own chamois issues and writing popular main-taint-enance articles, Dave decided to fulfill a long standing dream to create the world’s best chamois cream. In 2008, he did just that when he launched DZNUTS – a premium chamois cream company making specially formulated chamois creams for men, and through popular demand has expanded to a woman’s line, DZNUTS Bliss as well as an embrocation line. DZNUTS has sponsored the best Pro Tour Teams in the world as well as the best professional cyclists and is popular with pros and non-pros alike.
Alison Powers, owner of ALP Cycles Coaching, has been coaching cyclists for 9 years. She brings an unparalleled knowledge and skill base to cycling and bike racing. After 7 years on the US Ski Team as a downhill ski racer, Alison raced bikes professionally for 8 years. She is a USA Cycling Level 2 certified coach, has a TrainingPeaks Level 1 certification, and is certified as both a Road and Cyclocross racing coach from USA Cycling.
Alison is the only person in history to win all three road discipline Nationals championships in one year (2014). These three national championships go along with having two previous National Championships (Time Trial 2008, Team Pursuit 2008), 2 NRC titles (2009, 2013), 2nd place at Leadville 100 (2013, 7:26 hours), and a true love for sports and conditioning for sports.
Alison specializes in road, cyclocross, and mountain bike skills clinics, and high performance race preparation and tactics.
Alison joins the Malibu GRANFONDO to help lead our Women's Performance Cycling Camp.
During a 10-year professional racing career (three years on the mountain bike and seven years on the road) Neil achieved podium finishes at both the USPRO National Road Championship and Cross Country MTB National Championships. With a preference for hilly races over criteriums, other results include the Climber's Jersey at Tour of Utah plus a stage win and second overall, the Climber's Jersey at Philadelphia Invitational, a stage win and fifth overall at Cascade Classic, and second in the climbers competition at Tour de Georgia. After retiring in 2010 Neil stayed close to his racing roots with an editorial position at Road Bike Action Magazine for six years. He now works closely with a few marquee brands to help spread cycling cheer far and wide.
Amber is a professional road cyclist, currently racing overseas for Team Vitalogic Astrokalb and stateside for Team Good Life. A lifelong athlete, Amber got her start as a swimmer, setting multiple state and national records in high school and earning a scholarship to compete for Stanford University's Division I Swim Team. She graduated high school with honors and as valedictorian, attended Stanford as a President's Scholar, and earned both a B.A. in Human Biology and an M.Sc. in Earth Systems/Oceanography while there. A shoulder injury prompted a change in athletic direction, and Amber eventually joined the Stanford Cycling Team, winning Conference Championship titles (criterium and omnium) and Collegiate National Championship titles (criterium and omnium). Her performances caught the attention of then-professional cycling team WEBCOR Builders, for whom she raced her first two seasons as a professional. Amber has since continued to race for top professional teams in the US, Europe, and beyond, earning results and a reputation as one of the most respected domestiques in the peloton. Having benefited so much from the opportunities afforded to her through sport, Amber strives to give back in many ways, including as a mentor for the Network For Advancing Athletes.
Educated as a Chemical Engineer, Janel taught high school math, chemistry and physics encouraging and inspiring students to follow their passion. In joining the charity group Team in Training, Janel unexpectedly found her own passion: cycling. Janel rose to the professional ranks within a year of racing and was invited to race at the biggest races in the world: the Women’s Giro d’Italia, La Fleche Wallone, the World Championships & Tour of Qatar, to name a few; as well as World Cups in Sweden, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Canada; and races such as the Tour of the Gila, and Cascade Classic in the United States. In addition to personal and team wins at one-day races and stage races all over the world, Janel won the 2011 National Racing Calendar, was named to the 2012 US Olympic long team, and placed 4th in the World Championships Team Time Trial in 2014.
From the start Janel was driven to succeed and applied a disciplined approach to achieve goals and learn the sport and science of cycling. Over eight years as a pro, Janel’s philosophy, combined with her enthusiasm, allowed her to learn the skills to win races, rise above countless challenges and injuries, and discover her affinity for bringing individuals together to create a successful team. Janel now draws upon her pro experience as she works within the cycling community as a coach, brand ambassador, and at cycling events. With her passion, knowledge and enthusiasm, Janel will leave you feeling inspired and engaged in your own cycling journey.
Joy has been a staple of the Southern California Women’s Peloton since 2010. Prior to racing on the road, Joy raced several successful season as a Professional Mountain Bike racer while she taught Physical Education in Redlands, CA. Since her transition to the road, she has created her own coaching company, Big Wheel Coaching, alongside husband Brian. Here she has been able to blend her love for teaching and coaching with her skills in cycling to bring Physical Education & Health to the adult population.
Joy is the 2014 California Elite Criterium and Time Trial Champion, as well as the SCNCA overall series winner. She has played pivotal roles as a domestique to help teams secure the yellow winners jersey at the Tour of the Gila, Mt. Hood Classic, San Dimas Stage Race, and two years running at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Being a teammate is one of Joy’s greatest skills and passions. Joy currently races for the KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team.
David Brinton is a former professional cyclist who competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, won three World Championships, set two World Records, and won nine National Championships. He is known for being a highly skilled and diverse cyclist. As a boy he won over 100 bicycle motocross trophies and toured Southern California on a freestyle stunt team. Following his retirement from professional competition, he worked as a Hollywood Stuntman jumping cars, crashing, and performing other stunts in more than 120 movies, TV shows, and commercials. David is also an accomplished cycling coach and motivational speaker.
Born in Denmark and raised in Italy where he got his first bike at age 3 (a white Graziella with training wheels) and has never been off the bike since!
Growing up through the ranks of the Italian Junior Team he eventually made his way back to Denmark where he joined Team Fakta (which later became Team Jack & Jones, then Team CSC and finally Team Tinkoff/Saxo Bank). Soren specialized in week long and one day races (the Spring Classics) were his role was to protect the Team Captain and cover attacks and/or create or prevent them. Although Soren retired in the early 90's he can be seen nearly everyday riding in the Santa Monica Moutains.
The Serious Cycling Race Team
The Serious Cycling race team will be on hand to keep the pace enjoyable and under control. Our goal is to provide the expeirence of riding in the pro peloton with a smooth and steady pace the first 80km of DAY ONE.