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Phil Gaimon's New Book "Draft Animals" is Out

Phil's new book, "Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream, Once in Awhile" is in stores now!

Phil says "This is it. Everything I've done in the sport and in life so far builds up to 'Draft Animals.' Writing this was the hardest I've ever worked, and I think it's the best thing I've ever made. If you've enjoy anything I've done or written, you'll like this more."

Phil's new book, "Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream, Once in Awhile" is in stores now!Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off. After years of amateur races, hard training, living out of a suitcase, and never taking “no” for an answer, he finally achieved his goal and signed a contract to race professionally on one of the best teams in the world.

Now, Gaimon pulls back the curtain on the WorldTour, cycling’s highest level. He takes readers along for his seasons in Europe, covering everything from rabid, water-bottle-stealing Belgian fans, to contract renewals, to riding in poisonous smog, to making friends in a sport plagued by doping. Draft Animals reveals a story as much about bike racing as it is about the never-ending ladder of achieving goals, failure, and finding happiness if you land somewhere in-between.

The book has launched with a great review from Sports Illustrated.

Launch week is critical for good book sales, so pick it up now, get a copy for your friends, or grab a signed one from Phil's Cookie Shop.

If you live in the LA area, Phil will be signing his book at his Gran Fondo this weekend, and you don't have to be signed up for the ride to get a copy at the expo: 1 PM at the Verizon Store in Westlake Village (30734 Russell Ranch Rd b, Westlake Village, CA 91362). 

Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off.

 

Cyclist Phil Gaimon Hosts 'The Original Cookie Fondo' Ride to Benefit No Kid Hungry

Renowned cyclist, Phil Gaimon, will host a fundraising ride benefitting national anti-hunger campaign, No Kid Hungry, and its efforts to end childhood hunger in the United States on October 14-15

The cookie-themed fundraiser proclaimed as 'The Original Cookie Fondo,' will take place in Malibu and is designed for riders of all abilities to participate and support the cause. With the support of celebrity and Michelin Star chefs, participating riders will also have the opportunity to indulge in cookies at each rest stop as well as gourmet lunch options before and after the ride.

Proceeds from the event will be contributed toward No Kid Hungry's annual Chefs Cycle initiative, a fundraising endurance event that encourages award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community to fight hunger outside the kitchen. 

Participating celebrity and award-winning chefs include:

  Jeff Mahin, Stella Barra
  Michael Voltaggio, ink.well
  Bryan Voltaggio, AGGIO and Lunchbox

Gaimon started the Gran Fondo, a mass-participation bike ride, as a way for Los Angeles-based cyclists to enjoy a good days riding and challenge themselves.

With routes from a flat 32-mile ride to a 110-mile challenging route through the Santa Monica Mountains, Gran Fondo's are designed for recreational riders and endurance pro's alike of all abilities.

Phil's Fondo is one of the fastest-growing bike rides in North America, providing great roads, fabulous food, and delicious cookies in celebration of the outdoors and the city of Los Angeles.  

No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger, a nonprofit. Share Our Strength.

For more information visit NoKidHungry.org.

For more information please visit, visit www.philsfondo.com

Register Now for Phil's Fondo this Oct 15th, Malibu, CA

 
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