Jess Cerra & Whitney Allison launch Gravilla Femenina - An Intro to Gravel for Endurance Women
Encinitas, California - Whitney Allison and Jess Cerra are long-time fixtures in the cycling world and have been teammates the past two years on Hagens Berman|Supermint Women’s Pro Cycling Team. Together, they have launched Gravilla Femenina, an intro to gravel experience for endurance-minded women. This new experience will run January 24-26, 2020, in Encinitas, California and only has two spots remaining.
Jess grew up with a passion for all adventures outdoors in the mountains of Montana where she first connected with riding mountain bikes. She raced XTERRA off-road triathlon and the USAC Ultra Endurance Tour until 2013, the same year she won Belgian Waffle Ride. She has always loved incorporating plenty of stellar gravel riding into her training.
Whitney lives in Fort Collins, CO, where everything north and east of town is gravel and the mountain passes are riddled with untouched, unpaved roads. Her company, Bike Sports, runs camps and adventures out of Fort Collins, CO. She also co-promotes the FoCo Fondofest, a gravel adventure, to showcase the superb options Fort Collins has to offer. In 2019, Whitney finished 2nd on Stage 1 of the Colorado Classic, whose course was defined by a tough and technical gravel section that defined the race.
Together, Jess and Whitney are thrilled to guide campers to level-up their gravel game for 2020 in a light-hearted and inclusive environment. Friday afternoon will be spent working on specific gravel skills before a group dinner prepared by Chef Jess Cerra. Saturday and Sunday will focus on putting those skills into practice on two longer gravel adventure days. Riders should bring an open mind, eagerness to learn, and a sense of adventure! Only five spots remain.