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Phil's Cookie Fondo

October 26 - October 27 2024
Malibu California USA
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Distances: 50, 84, 110 miles
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Limited to: 2,000 or less Participants

The Original Cookie Fondo

In Phil Gaimon’s years as a pro cyclist, every time he mentioned that he lived in Los Angeles, people would ask how he could train in a town known only for traffic and movie stars.

Now that he’s retired, Phil’s Fondo is his answer to that question: a chance to show off the great climbs, ocean air, and perfect weather, to help Los Angeles get the reputation it deserves as a world-class cycling destination. Phil designed the courses himself, collected rider gifts from his favorite sponsors, and thanks to our fundraising partners, Chef’s Cycle and No Kid Hungry, we’ll have celebrity chefs and Michelin stars providing lunch at the expo, post-ride dinner, and cookies all weekend, for an LA food experience that would be worth the price of registration by itself. Pro teams have held their training camps in Malibu for years. Here's your chance to find out why.

The 46 mile Sugar Cookie is our shortest route, but don't think it'll be easy. It starts up Potrero Road: where you'll pray around every turn that the climb will be over. Cruise along the top of Sycamore Canyon and the quiet horse farms of Hidden Valley, and then you'll face the short climb up Decker Canyon from Westlake. Survive that, and you've earned a fun descent down Mulholland Highway to to the Pacific, and a flat run to the finish. 

The 87 mile Chocolate Chip is our most popular ride. Experience the best that Southern Calfornia has to offer, with a total of four climbs, and an optional fifth on the unpaved Sycamore Canyon if you're still feeling ambitious. This is a serious route with serious altitude gain, not for beginners. 

The 118 mile Double Fudge, nearly crazy by all measurable standards. This route will test your endurance, climbing legs and will power. Select this route and you'll get a glimpse into a Pro Tour stage race. Designed by Phil himself, survive this route and you'll have something to brag about. #earnyourcookies

Phil's Cookie Fondo

Start Located At: Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo, California
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Ocean views from the Pacific Coast Highway
Mountain views from iconic Mulholland
Thrilling descents down Latigo and Decker Canyons
Post-ride meal by celebrity Chef Jeff Mahin
California sun and short sleeves in November
Cannondale Bike Demo
Test your fitness on Encinal Canyon and Yerba Buena
Test your skills on the dirt climb of Sycamore Canyon
Fully-supported by Mavic Neutral Support
Hang out and ride with the pros
Swag from Cannondale Pro Cycling team sponsors

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Mar 21 2020 - NEWS: Phil Gaimon launches series Empty Toilet Paper Roll Chats to help beat quarantine together
Feb 27 2020 - NEWS: 11 Broken Bones, Collapsed Lung and $250,000 in Debt, Phil Gaimon Fights On!
Jan 18 2020 - NEWS: Phil Gaimon reaches goal of raising $100,000 for No Kid Hungry!
Oct 30 2019 - NEWS: 5th Edition of Phil's Cookie Fondo another Big Success in Malibu
Oct 28 2019 - NEWS: Another Great Weekend of Cycling with Phil Gaimon at the the Hillclimb Worlds!
Jun 18 2019 - NEWS: Make Sure You Don't Run Out of Cookies! Register for Phil’s Fondo Now!
Sep 22 2019 - NEWS: Test your mettle at the Hillclimb World Championships presented by Mavic
Jun 16 2019 - NEWS: Register now for the World Championships Hillclimb and Gran Fondo!
Aug 28 2019 - NEWS: Phil Gaimon explains his Horrendous Track Crash and Recovery
Aug 06 2019 - NEWS: Watch Out Utah! Cookie Corner is Coming!
Jul 26 2019 - NEWS: Vanlife: Phil Gaimon visits Austin, Texas for Beers, Tacos and a KOM
Jul 04 2019 - NEWS: Generous Fans help raise $70,000 dollars for No Kid Hungry after Phil Gaimon’s Horror Track Crash
Mar 03 2019 - NEWS: Down Under: Gaimon tackles Mundaring Weir Road KOM in Perth
Jan 13 2019 - NEWS: Gibraltar Road Hillclimb World Championships Video Released
Dec 30 2018 - NEWS: Watch Phil Gaimon destroy South LA's Switchback KOM with 500 Watts
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