The perfect ratio — 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.
Pietro was racing at the early age of six, thanks to his grandfather, who loved cycling. Pietro began his career as a professional rider at the age of 24 with the Amica Chips team, and later for other prestigious teams such as Alessio, Crédit Agricole and Lampre N.G.C.
In addition to two stage victories in the 2001 Giro d’Italia, and podium finish in the 2002 Giro d’Italia, Pietro’s palmares include stage wins in the Vuelta a España and finishing in the top 10 of the 2007 Dauphiné Libéré.
Retired from racing in 2009, Peitro now oversees the distributorship of ALE clothing, DMT cycling shoes and Cipollini bikes here in the USA.
“Even now I really love riding - sometimes with friends, sometimes alone, but always with the will to reach my limits and test the feeling with my bike. These are real victories for a cyclist! It’s exciting to “know” a bicycle, discovering its qualities and where it can improve. After so many years a bike is like a part of me, and every time that I ride one I feel like when I was just a little child with the passion of cycling and at the same time like the pro who rose his arms winning Giro d’Italia stages.”
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.
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.
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 experience of riding in the pro peloton with a smooth and steady pace the first 80km of DAY ONE.